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Mar. 14, 2017

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.”

Feb. 21, 2017

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.

Jan. 3, 2017

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.

Nov. 29, 2016

Olive Oil Tours Go From Farm to Bottle

Through the boughs of olive trees, bending under the weight of their fruits, visitors to Spain, Italy, and Croatia can experience the harvest that has kept these nations alive and healthy for generations.

Nov. 29, 2016

Immortalizing Ancient Olive Trees Through Images

Adoni Dimakos follows the Laconian paths the Medieval geographer Pausanias walked in the 2nd century to capture endangered olive oil trees in images and 'sensitize' local farming populations about their eradication.

Nov. 28, 2016

Want to Restore Democracy? Grab a Fork

Research suggests a European diet precedes the advent of a middle class, and middle class means democracy.

Nov. 28, 2016

Sfax, Capital of Arab Culture, Hosts First International Olive Oil Festival

The Sfax Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIS) organized the first International Festival of the Olive Oil to link Tunisian olive oil exporters with international buyers and importers.

Nov. 18, 2016

Olive Oil Makes Thanksgiving Dishes Soar

Olive oil provides a healthful and tasteful solution to creating dishes that are tasty and more healthy than all that butter.

Nov. 10, 2016

A Harvest for Peace in Israel

Sindyanna of Galilee promotes collaboration between Arabs and Jews to develop the fair trade olive sector.

Oct. 28, 2016

From Golan Heights, Olive Farmer Sees New Markets for His Skincare Line

Avner Talmon harvests the fruit of 23,000 olive trees for organic olive oil and an array of natural cosmetics ranging from facial wash to foot cream.

Oct. 5, 2016

EVOO Meets Art at Frieze Masters

Frieze Masters will host a 'Culture of Italian Olive Oil' event, featuring Italian producers who are passionate about art and agriculture in equal measure.

Sep. 12, 2016

Ancient Mill Discovered on Lesvos

The mill, discovered during the construction of a local road, was in use from the 2nd to the 6th centuries AD.

Sep. 6, 2016

Michelangelo’s Villa for Sale, Olive Mill Included

The villa that once belonged to Michelangelo, which includes an almost 1,000-year-old olive press and millstone, is going for about $8.4 million.

Aug. 26, 2016

Jaén Seeks UNESCO Nod for its 'Sea of Olives'

The provincial government of Jaén has been the leader in pursuing the recognition of the unique Andalusian terrain as a World Heritage Site.

Aug. 15, 2016

The Last Charcoal Man of Seville

Years ago, Spanish cities had a store in every neighborhood. José Luis Aguilar is the last charcoal merchant in Seville.

Aug. 10, 2016

Olive Branch Extends to Rio

Brazil is a major olive oil consumer with deep cultural ties to Portugal and the olive's symbolism runs throughout Olympic history. And it just so happens Olympic athletes eat it too.

Aug. 1, 2016

Greek Olive Branch Sent to Rio to Symbolize Peace in Olympics Opening Ceremony

Branches from the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves have been used in ceremonies at each summer Olympics since the Athens Games in 2004. The wreath cutting ceremony was accompanied by an ancient dance ritual.

Jul. 24, 2016

Recep Kara Wins Emotional 655th Kirkpinar

In an atmosphere filled with expressions of solidarity, more wrestlers than ever before competed in the 655th Kirkpinar in Edirne.

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