olive oil culture

Making Olive Oil

Mount Etna, Sicily’s Gentle Giant That Nourishes Olive Trees

Despite a recent eruptive episode, Mount Etna's effusive activity was never a threat for people living on its slopes and contributed over the ages to the development of olive tree cultivation.

Archaeologists Find Ancient Olive Press

Archaeologists in Turkey have discovered a 2,000-year-old olive oil press at the site of an ancient town run by women and dedicated to olive-oil production.
Education

Asians Much More Interested in Eating Healthy Than Westerners

The East and West are worlds apart when it comes to healthy eating, an online survey found.

Lebanese Olive Oil: Exploring Intricacies of a Sector With Potential

Zejd EVOO illustrates Lebanese growers' perseverance in producing high-end olive oil.

Farmer Fights Homophobia with Olive Oil Brand

Mark Dyer launched The Gay Farmer brand of organic EVOO in 2008 after a friend jokingly asked him, "What are you calling yourself, the bloody gay farmer?"

Filmmaker to Tell Story of Struggling Olive Farmers in Spain in 90s

Filmmaker Matthew Jeffrey wants to tell the story of how Spain's construction boom and bust affected olive farmers.
Special Report

A Forgotten Treasure: Making Oil from Wild Olives

Francisco Villanueva and Fernando Martín produce oil from wild olives growing on the green slopes of the Sierra de las Nieves. "Professional tasters don’t know how to describe it.”

Indoor Olive Trees are Trending

According to home design experts, the botanical must-have for 2017 is an indoor olive tree. This year potted olive trees will be making an entrance into stylish homes around the world, pushing out the passé fiddle leaf fig.