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Jul. 12, 2023

Torrijas (Spanish-Style Crispy French Toast)

The recipe is super simple and includes thick slices of semi-stale bread (or toasted fresh bread) soaked in a baking-spice infused milk mixture, dipped in eggs, and pan fried.

Jul. 11, 2023

First-Time NYIOOC Winners Find New Opportunities

From increased media coverage to easier access to lucrative foreign markets, first-time winners at the World Olive Oil Competition reflect on the results of their hardwork and success.

Jul. 7, 2023

Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Healthy and Delicious Baking

Extra virgin olive oil can add new flavors and characteristics to all kinds of baked goods while decreasing the consumption of unhealthy fats

Jul. 7, 2023

Sicilian and Sardinian Producers Attribute Award-Winning Quality to Innovation, Sustainability

Producers on Sicily and Sardinia overcame drought and macroeconomic challenges to craft some of this year's best extra virgin olive oils.

Jul. 6, 2023

Olive Oil Producers in Middle East Enjoy Award-Winning Finish to Bumper Harvest

Producers in Lebanon, Israel and Jordan overcame economic challenges to celebrate success at the 2023 World Olive Oil Competition.

Jul. 2, 2023

Good Oils Gone Bad: Recognizing Olive Oil Defects

What good olive oil tastes like and how to recognize some of the defects in an oil past its prime.

Jun. 30, 2023

The Flavors of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Countless factors influence the flavors in extra virgin olive oils. Understanding the basics can lead to satisfying results.

Jun. 30, 2023

Olive Oil Health Benefits for Dogs

Olive oil offers a wide range of benefits for dogs, including healthy skin, reduced inflammation, cardiovascular protection and reduced risk of diabetes.

Jun. 29, 2023

History and Terroir Guide Award-Winning Producer in Puglia

More than a century of olive oil production experience allowed the families behind Olio Mazzone to overcome a highly challenging season to triumph at the 2023 NYIOOC.

Jun. 28, 2023

Olive Oil Shrimp Fried Rice

We use a combination of soy sauce and ground turmeric to season the jasmine rice, even before it is stir-fried, making sure every grain is flavorful.

Jun. 28, 2023

Esporão Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Top Awards for Organic Olive Oils

What started as a family winery expanded into significant olive farming and oil production after a friendly challenge from an uncle to a nephew.

Jun. 28, 2023

East Asian Olive Oils Reach the World Stage

As extra virgin olive oil culture slowly expands in China and Japan, high-quality production in two of the world’s largest economies does too.

Jun. 27, 2023

The Categories of Olive Oil

The ambiguity in the term “olive oil” has long confused consumers and enriched disingenuous actors.

Jun. 27, 2023

Olive Oil Crispy Chicken Parm with Quick Pesto

These sandwiches are best enjoyed freshly made, including the pesto sauce and crispy chicken.

Jun. 27, 2023

38 Complete Sommelier Certification Program in New York

Professionals and enthusiasts from around the world completed an intensive week-long course on olive oil quality and sensory assessment.

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May. 29, 2023

Olive Oil Health Benefits

The health benefits of olive oil are mostly derived from monounsaturated fats and polyphenols. However, not all olive oils are created equally.

May. 28, 2023

EVOO Poached Lobster Rolls

Lobster rolls are a New England speciality, in fact, a delicacy. In our extra virgin olive oil poached lobster rolls, we aim to infuse as much flavor as possible into these sandwiches.

May. 21, 2023

Classic Cobb Salad with Olive Oil Bleu Cheese Dressing

Hearty main salads are especially satisfying for lunch or dinner. The salad components are classic, consisting of all those delicious ingredients known for a good Cobb Salad.

May. 17, 2023

How Olives Are Processed Into Oil

Modern technology has replaced traditional methods, from crushing olives to the final extraction process.

May. 14, 2023

For Award-Winning Producer Aires de Jaén, Sustainability Is Key to Quality

The producers behind Aires De Jaén say winning two Gold Awards at the 2023 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition validates their efforts to create a circular economy.

May. 13, 2023

Tradition, Technology Yield Winning Results for Southern Italian Producers

Producers from Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria and Campania overcame extreme weather, drought and pests to win awards at the World Competition.

May. 11, 2023

Americans Find Cost of Food Biggest Barrier to a Healthy Diet, Survey Finds

Just fifteen percent of Americans are familiar with the Mediterranean diet’s health benefits, a Cleveland Clinic survey finds.

May. 11, 2023

New Zealand Growers' Hopes Not Washed Away by Heavy Rains

New Zealand’s olive farmers started harvesting late last month, and although many producers look forward to a bountiful yield, they have been affected by the significant rainfall in recent months.

May. 10, 2023

A Record-Breaking Year for Producers in Turkey

With a triumphant showing, Turkish producers are again raising the bar at the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition in a record-breaking year for the country’s olive oil sector in all aspects.