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Olive Oil’s Sublime and Scandalous Story

July 16th, 2013 | by Andrea Bertoli

Sublime, of course. But Scandalous… Really? Indeed, the world of olive oil is more than old Italian men and women pruning their ancient groves and mashing olive fruits by stone. It involves tanker trucks contaminated with chemicals, petrochemical adulteration of oils, Mafioso-owned lands, and so much more. Who knew the iconic, humble olive could be so complicated


Polenta with Sun-dried Tomato and Caper Tapenade

April 22nd, 2011 | by Jeannie Moulton

A simple, no-fuss and unique appetizer for your Easter or Passover dinner. Polenta is a traditional italian dish made from boiled cornmeal. It was a popular dish amongst Northern Italy's poor, as it was cheap and combined well with whatever other food was available



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