Provence

Mar. 30, 2020

EU Grants PDO Status to Olive Oils of Provence

Provençal olive oil represents distinctive organoleptic characteristics, unique chemistry and strong historical ties to the land.

Dec. 1, 2016

Notes from Panisse: Early Harvest and 'Fruite Noir'

New York olive oil merchant Steven Jenkins asks his friend in Provence about late harvest oils.

Nov. 3, 2014

Add France to Growing List of Poor Harvests

The olive fly enjoyed a mild winter in Provence this year, devastating crops and the region's prized olive oils.

Sep. 12, 2012

Olive Oil Not Always Local at Provence Markets

Sometimes the olive oils sold at local markets throughout the South of France are anything but local, and French producers say customers are being tricked.

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.

Feb. 6, 2012

Oliviera: The ‘Anti-Tourism’ of Olive Oil

Nadim Beyrouti sells high quality olive oil from small producers in Provence. His restaurant Oliviera was created as a means to showcase his range of oils by pairing them with simple, fresh cuisine.

Feb. 1, 2012 Producer Profiles

Nicolas Alziari

Dec. 7, 2010 Olive Varieties

Olives de Lucques

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.”

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.