Easy Ways to Add More Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Your Meals

Yes it’s true, you can cook with extra virgin olive oil! A high-quality extra virgin olive oil is perfectly suitable for cooking, frying, sautéing, poaching, dressing and baking. It is a heart-healthy fat, high in polyphenols, that lends a little extra something special to your favorite dishes. It’s a versatile ingredient, and can replace other fats … Read more

Transport Your Cooking with Destination Series

Over the last few years, we have cultivated partnerships with fellow farmers from some of the top olive-growing regions in the world to create Destination Series. Over dozens of visits, meetings and meals with these partners we have shared some delicious meals and dishes prepared with extra virgin olive oil. Here are a few recipes … Read more

Bake these Olive Oil Desserts and Take a Break From Butter

Good extra virgin olive oil is an underrated secret ingredient, especially when it comes to desserts. It adds a nuanced flavor to sweet treats, keeps cakes moist, and adds a luscious crumbly texture to crumbles. Some dessert recipes will call specifically for extra virgin olive oil, but you can also substitute olive oil in recipes … Read more

Baking Guide | 7 Types of Flours and When to Use Them

These days, baking recipes call for all types of flours. And though it may seem like no big deal to swap in what you have on hand, different flours can vary to pretty extreme amounts. Recipes will be written to account for the specific flavor, texture, and absorbency of the flours used, so changing flours … Read more

Holiday Primer: Baking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil … Not Butter

We go out of our way during the holidays – actually, all the time – to bake with extra virgin olive oil instead of butter for desserts like cakes, tortes, brownies, etc. That may mean preparing a baking recipe that specifically calls for olive oil – or substituting olive oil in a recipe that calls … Read more

Recipe Makeover – How To Substitute Olive Oil For Butter In Baking

During my 25-plus years in the olive oil business, one of the thrilling changes I’ve seen has occurred at restaurants: More and more offer cakes and other baked desserts made with extra virgin olive oil, instead of butter. Home bakers, too, increasingly are foregoing the butter and baking cakes, tortes, brownies and more with olive … Read more

From Jamie Oliver’s EVOO “Glug” to Meatless Mario Batali

We’re looking ahead to 2011. But we also want to look back at the events of the past year. Below is a sampling of some of our favorite blog posts from 2010. What does Jamie Oliver Mean By a “Glug” of Olive Oil? We’d already answered the question: What is a drizzle of olive oil? … Read more

Labor Day Menu: Rotisserie Ribs, Halibut, Brownies & More

We plan to celebrate Labor Day the way we always do. We’ll fire up the grill and eat outside. If you’re doing the same, here are some recipe ideas.  Pick and choose depending on whether you want to build your menu around the traditional burgers and brats — or whether you’re ready to try an … Read more


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