France

Event Celebrating New Oils Returns to Paris for Fourth Edition

Producers, chefs and olive oil enthusiasts prepare to gather in Paris to sample and judge some of the year's best early-harvest oils.

Labeling Practices Still Not Up to Par in France, Report Finds

The French Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control's recent report finds that misleading marketing information surrounding the sale of olive oil and related products still requires further regulation.
Special Report

In Defense of ‘Black Fruity’

The French association Afidol shed light on the misinterpreted taste of "black fruity" oil and the controversy behind the ancestral tradition of controlled fermentation.

Paul Bocuse, Renowned French Chef, Dies

French President Emmanuel Macron led the tributes, saying, "The chefs cry in their kitchens, at the Elysée and everywhere in France. But they will continue his work."
Olive Oil Times Special

France’s Top Chef Talks Olive Oil

Olive Oil Times spoke with Mirazur's Mauro Colagreco.

French Farmers Get Outside Help to ‘Professionalize’ EVOO Production

After an improved yet unexceptional olive harvest in France, olive growers are turning to a Spanish company for help.
Special Report

French Olive Sector Calls 2016 Harvest ‘Catastrophic’

At its general assembly, the president of the French olive grower's association called on members to implement changes or watch the country's olive sector die a slow death.

Making Olive Oil in France the Ancestral Way

Millers in the rural town of Coudoux, France, are perpetuating the ancestral way of producing olive oil to offer a traditional product that tastes the same as it did a century ago.