World of Olive Oil

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Berkeley Olive Grove EVOO Packs a Punch

Recent research shows one California extra virgin olive oil just might be among the world's healthiest.

Olive Oil History: Packaging, Transportation and Sale

The main hub of oil production in ancient Baetica was centered in the Valle Medio del Guadalquivir where potter centres made the large and heavy oil amphorae to transport oil.

UC Davis Chef Eschews Butter in Favor of Local Olive Oil

The executive chef of catering at the University of California at Davis believes olive oil can do everything that butter does, only better.

Did Someone Give You the Evil Eye? There’s One Way to Find Out

You got a strange look just before everything started to go wrong. Better grab your olive oil and know for sure.
Special Report

Todd English to Promote Chilean Olive Oil

The Chilean association Chile Oliva has formed a partnership with James Beard award-winning chef Todd English to promote Chilean oils around America.

The Beauty of Olive Trees

We can all appreciate the beauties of nature, but it takes an enlightened soul – like artists' ones always are – to capture all the strenght and the poetry that lies in a ladybird, or in an olive tree.
Olive Oil Times Special

Epic Olive Trees

The olive tree is perhaps the perfect tree - hardy, beautiful and useful. It is due to these traits that some of the world’s oldest living things are olive trees, with specimens today still thriving after millennia.

Ávila Tasting Room Showcases International Selection of Olive Oils

The ancient olive mill, La Moraleda, of Santa Cruz del Valle in Andalucia, Spain, has opened an international tasting room in its Museum of Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Mediterranean countries.