baking with olive oil

Pouring on the Olive Oil for Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving, olive oil is flowing in the creative minds and kitchens of chefs and home cooks alike. EVOO elevates holiday flavors without changing the beloved classics.

Change is the Butter on Life’s Bread

Some may need some gentle coercion through the clever development of products to adopt heart-healthy EVOOs instead of Butter.
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Olives Go Sweet

In Italy, pastry chefs and producers are exploiting some varieties' sweet character to make unexpected festive treats.

Survey Reveals Surprising Views Toward Olive Oil

Despite a common refrain that olive oil should not be used for cooking, consumers do it anyway, according to a survey by the UC Davis Olive Center.
Olive Oil Times Special

Olive Oil ‘Tortas’ a Sevillian Export Success

Extra virgin olive oil is the only preservative in - and forms a quarter of - Seville’s traditional ‘Torta de Aceite de Castilleja de la Cuesta’, which has gone from a home-made pastry to a product exported to five continents.

Olive Oil in Custards

When the flavoring is your favorite extra virgin olive oil, the once common vanilla custard becomes an uncommon olive oil flavored cream with a velvety finish.
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The Rise of Olive Oil Baking

With a push into the limelight from cutting-edge pastry chefs, olive oil is becoming a favorite dessert ingredient in restaurants and home kitchens everywhere.

Sweet Role for Olive Oil

While a quality extra virgin is now essential in any decent restaurant, perhaps the full embrace of olive oil is most poignantly revealed in its new surprising role: as dessert.