A History of Olive Oil Part 1

Posted by SARAH MELLINO

A History of Olive Oil Part 1

Liquid Gold Where and When A History of the Olive Tree Sarah Christine Mellino, CHHC   My great grandmother was nine years old when she immigrated from Sicily on one of the last boats through Ellis Island. When I think back to my old grandmother, my fondest memories are all related to food and cooking. I remember sauce made from fresh tomatoes that seemed to cook all day, heaps of garlic, and those bready anise Easter cookies braided around hard boiled eggs. I remember my first mostly permitted taste of red wine with dinner, and of course olive oil. Olive...

Understanding Olive Oil Terms

Posted by CAROLINE THOMA

Understanding Olive Oil Terms

3 Reasons to Ditch Your Cooking Oil for an EVOO

Posted by DOROTHY WORSTER

3 Reasons to Ditch Your Cooking Oil for an EVOO

Healthy cooking begins with healthy cooking oils.  EVOO is the highest grade given to an olive oil, with rigorous requirements throughout all parts of processing. Due to its ultra premium nature, EVOO is healthier than many other, lower quality, cooking oils. Phenolic compounds in EVOO reduce blood pressure, increase antioxidant intake, and may help reduce inflammation.