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Dec. 4, 2012

Ancient Ruins in Amos, Turkey

A rental agreement etched in a stone tablet from the third century BC says that the tenant must plant an olive tree every year.

Nov. 12, 2012

Carol Drinkwater: Following 'The Olive Oil Route' with Passion

The British actress has written several books on her adventures and is filming her quest to discover the route of the olive tree.

Oct. 30, 2012

Gethsemane Olive Trees Among World's Oldest

A three-year study on the trees in Jerusalem's famous garden, has shown that their trunks and branches are around 900 years old.

Feb. 22, 2012

Olive Oil Festival Continues Galician Tradition

Although a small player in the Spanish olive oil scene, every year a celebration of the little known history of olive oil in Galicia is held in the valley of Quiroga, Spain.

Feb. 8, 2012

From Grove to Mill

The long pilgrimage by the olive from the moment it is harvested in the grove to the moment it is transformed into olive oil, progresses through various phases. Ancient civilizations established this journey and the essence of the process is still maintained by modern mills.

Aug. 31, 2011

Lungarotti: Preserving Olive Oil Heritage

A symbol of Umbrian wine since the ‘60s, when Giorgio Lungarotti founded Lungar Otti is still a family-run business, deeply linked to the land where it stands. Chiara Lungarotti and Teresa Severini lead the company today.

Mar. 24, 2011

Conference in Italy Finds Modern Lessons in Ancient Farming

At the Accademia dei Georgofili in Florence, experts focused on a very distant age to address current agricultural challenges and threats to the environment.

Mar. 2, 2011

On the Ancient Path of Olive Oil in Puglia

Along the "Olive Oil Roads" ancient farms have become museums where you can learn about the local history of olive oil and its traditional production.

Dec. 14, 2010

Carol Firenze: The Passionate Olive

Five years after finding its 101 uses, Carol Firenze says tasting and discussion will lead consumers to a greater understanding of olive oil.

Nov. 1, 2010

Book Details the History of Olive Oil in Andalusia

The 430-page book, available for download, presents an exhaustive analysis of the olive oil world, from its origins to its current use and their importance in the socio-economic development of Andalusia.

Aug. 23, 2010

UNESCO 'Cultural Heritage List' to Include Mediterranean Diet

The Intangible Cultural List was started in 2003 and now comprises some 166 entries, including Croatian Lace Making, Argentinean Tango and Tibetan Opera.

May. 24, 2010

Symbolism of Olive Oil

In her first article for Olive Oil Times, Dr. MP Graziani takes a look at the strongest currents in the long history and rich symbolism tied to olive oil.