Olive Oil Primer: What is the Arbosana Olive?

I hooked up with two colleagues recently in Denver. The weather was chilly and wet, a bit unusual for Colorado in July. But we had a great lunch at The Capital Grille. We ordered seafood – I can recommend the sea scallops with gingered rice and white miso broth. Afterward, we chatted with the executive … Read more

Sautéing, Frying, Deep Frying & Roasting with EVOO – Part II

We frequently field questions about sautéing, frying and roasting food in extra virgin olive oil. People want to know whether you can use EVOO for such uses. It’s a hot topic, so to speak. And the bottom line is: Yes, you can do all those things. You can even deep fry foods, such as french-fried … Read more

California Olive Ranch EVOO | Rated Number One | Mild To Robust EVOO

I’ve been anxious to read an article due out in this September’s issue of Cook’s Illustrated. A colleague of mine who was surfing the Internet last night found an electronic version of the piece: It details a blind tasting of California extra virgin olive oils the magazine’s staff conducted earlier this year. I already know … Read more

What is Olio Nuovo Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

I recently woke from a sound sleep at 6 a.m. when my cell phone rang. I’m typically up much earlier than that to get ready for the drive to our company headquarters. But on this particular morning, I happened to be in a hotel room in Oroville getting a bit more shut-eye than usual. (I’d … Read more

Olive Oil Cruets | California Olive Ranch | Drizzling & Serving EVOO

An interesting e-mail recently landed in my Inbox. It was from Chef Trey Foshee of Georges at the Cove restaurant, in La Jolla: “Hey Claude,” he wrote. “We are trying to find an elegant olive oil cruet to have on our tables. Have you run across anything? All I can find are hokey ones.” Cruets … Read more

What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil? I’m still savoring the fresh flavors of the meal Chef Trey Foshee created in March using our extra virgin olive oils (EVOO). Afterward, we asked Foshee – executive chef at Georges at the Cove in La Jolla – what topics he’d like to see us cover here. Define extra … Read more

What is “a Drizzle of Olive Oil?”

People often ask, “What exactly does it mean when a recipe calls for ‘a drizzle of olive oil?” Well, the truth is, it depends on who you ask! Still, we set out to determine how much oil is in “a drizzle.” We plugged the phrase into Internet search engines. Here’s what we got back: images … Read more

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