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  • CEO and President of Colavita US, Giovanni Colavita, giving introductory remarks
    On Thursday, March 8th, 2018, the Italian food company Colavita USA conducted an olive oil tasting and hosted a lunch, entitled “Taste of the World”, which offered the guests the chance to try the different types of premium extra virgin olive oils from different regions of the world.
  • Taste the Mediterranean
    Dining in & out: From Eataly Magazine
    EATALY MAGAZINE(April 20, 2017)
    Panzanella is the quintessential dish to throw together when you don't want to go to the store. The classic Tuscan salad calls for only a few simple ingredients: stale bread, misc. produce, and basic seasonings. Centuries ago in Toscana, when bread was baked only once a week, families would use leftover loaves by soaking the stale bread in olive oil and vinegar. The revitalized bread would be tossed with whatever fresh produce was available in the garden.
  • Op-Eds
    Judith Harris(November 05, 2015)
    After the disastrous year of 2014, olive production has returned to normal in Italy, up an estimated 30%, with a quality surge to boot. The harvest on our own little olive orchard is tiny, but provides us not only olive oil for the year, but also a window into the ancient art of tending olive trees, harvesting the olives and watching them cold-pressed.
  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Dino Borri(April 02, 2015)
    The centuries-old plant originating in the Mediterranean has been succesfully exported to other parts of the world, but 90% of olive oil is still produced on its home turf. Second only to Spain in production is Italy. 2014-2015 was a bad harvest year for both countries, due to weather conditions, causing a collapse in olive oil production worldwide. Consumers should therefore be careful and learn how to recognize quality oil.
  • At the Summer Fancy Food Show Unaprol, the largest organization of Italian olive oil producers, introduced its traceability system, developed to guarantee the authenticity of Italian extra virgin olive oil (I.O.O.% stands for Italian Olive Oil)
  • Italy is one of the world’s leading producers of olive oil in the world with 220 million olive trees and 350 cultivars that represent different aromas and flavors and are linked to specific terroirs. Unaprol, the Italian consortium of olive oil producers, has decided to make a stand and has created the 1.0.0% Qualita Italiana Brand. They held a Tasting Event hosted by Lou di Palo of di Palo's Fine Foods during this past Fancy Food