Olive Oil World

Education

Second Olive Oil Sommelier Course Sold Out

The course will be held at the International Culinary Center February 4-10. The next one is scheduled for September.

What’s New is Old Again: The Deep Roots of Today’s Olive Oil Trends

What might seem like current trends in the olive oil business aren't so novel at all -- just the latest continuations of stories that began long ago.
Business

Three Must-Read Books on Olive Oil for 2017

These latest books on olive oil are useful, attractive and captivating. Written by passionate experts, they combine the most recent R&D findings with compelling culinary suggestions.

Thomas Keller’s Extra Virgin Chocolate

K + M Extravirgin Chocolate preserves the potency of the cocoa bean while enhancing its health benefits by using EVOO as a main ingredient.
Sensory Assessment

An Aleppo Tradition is Revived in Paris as France’s Own Soapmakers Duel

When the ongoing war put an end to Samir Constantini's plan to open his own factory in Aleppo, he began to make soap in the Syrian tradition on the outskirts of Paris. Is it still Syrian? France has its own bubbling controversy.

Giving New Life to Ancient Olive Trees in Spain

Amador Peset, a young man from the village of Traiguera, started recovering millenary olive trees after losing his job as a carpenter during the financial crisis in Spain. “At first, people saw me as if I were crazy," he said.
NYIOOC

‘Top Chefs’ Turn to Olive Oil in New Ways

Olive oil powder, olive oil ice cream and olive oil-based vinaigrette, are just some of the ways innovative chefs on the hit show feature olive oil as an outstanding ingredient in the culinary creations.

Future Looms Large for South Africa’s Rio Largo

After taking home the Best in Class award for their robust Premium Blend in the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition, South Africa's Rio Largo is ready for a promising 2017.