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May. 22, 2012

France University Offers Degree in Olive Oil

Students in the University of Montpellier program can earn a Diplôme Universitaire (DU) d'Oléologie, or a university specialization diploma in olive oil.

Apr. 2, 2012

Olive Regions Work on Joint Strategy to Maintain EU Subsidies

A new olive oil lobby group is urgently preparing a position paper to protect its members from threatended subsidy cuts by the European Commission.

Feb. 13, 2012

Cooperative Run by Volunteers Preserves a Provençal Tradition

Volunteers run a small cooperative mill in the Provence. Life is not always easy but they are intent on keeping the Provençal tradition.

Mar. 21, 2011

An Olive Oil School in the South of France

A port town on the Mediterranean coast of France believes that educating young children is a great way to achieve and maintain a healthy olive oil culture for future generations.

Mar. 8, 2011

The Biggest Farm in France? Take the Subway

This year's Salon International de l'Agriculture in Paris celebrated the placement of French cuisine on UNESCO's revered list of human cultural heritage.

Jan. 13, 2011

Wave of Experimentation in Paris Cuisine Elevates Olive Oil

In the new day that is beginning to shine on Parisian kitchens, young chefs are discovering what their southern cousins in Provence have long enjoyed.

Dec. 12, 2010

The Rebirth of Corsican Olive Oil

Thanks to the growing appreciation of quality olive oil, Corsicans are again managing their orchards with pride and developing their olive oil with passion.

Dec. 9, 2010

Season of Plenty

Joëlle Laffitte finds the holiday season the perfect time to visit a food and wine exhibition in Paris, and its purveyors of artisan-crafted indulgences.

Dec. 7, 2010

Olives de Lucques

The flesh comes away from the tiny stone easily and conjures up flavors of fresh almonds and avocados. I’m beginning to understand why the French prize them so highly.

Dec. 4, 2010

L'Esperantine de Marseille

Emily Monaco ducks into a chocolate exhibition in Paris and discovers a unique treat from the Mediterranean port city of Marseille made with extra virgin olive oil.

Oct. 29, 2010

French Olive Oil Producers Going Organic

Jean Marie Guerin says he's lucky to be isolated from other orchards. "My domaine is right out in the country, far from any pollution. I don’t have as many flies as the other growers.”

Oct. 28, 2010

Joëlle Laffitte: Notes from the Farmers Market

One of the most important lessons I've learned in this country is that when buying certain ingredients, there is a time to hold onto your money, and there is a time to let it go.

Sep. 24, 2010

Moulin de Villevieille, Pride of the Garrigues

Members of the award-winning Moulin de Villevieille range from civil servants to farmers, librarians to mechanical engineers. Passion, rather than cash, seems to be the driving force.

Jul. 12, 2010

In France, Olive Oil Leads Sales But Not Usage

According to fresh figures from government organization FranceAgriMer, olive oil is the second most consumed oil behind sunflower oil at french retailers.

Jun. 25, 2010

In France, a Van Runs on Olive Oil (and €16.5 Million)

In a bid to promote Mediterranean olive oil to French households, a bespoke 'olive oil' van has spent the previous month snaking across France.

Jun. 10, 2010

Marseille and the History of Olive Oil

As the gateway from the Mediterranean to the French canal system, Marseille was the point through which olive oil exported from Spain, Italy, Greece and the Middle East flowed.

Apr. 6, 2010

150 Years Before the "Mediterranean Diet"

In 1822 Paris purveyor A L’Olivier opened in the Marais selling olive oil and cod liver oil during the Bourbon Restoration.