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Tag: olive oil

Olive Oil’s Sublime and Scandalous Story

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?

Olive Oil: Health Benefits & Taste Test

Olive oil is pretty widely considered to be good for your health. As a monounsaturated fat, it is considered to be a good fatty acid that fights bad cholesterol. Organic olive oil also contains a variety of antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients.

Polenta with Sun-dried Tomato and Caper Tapenade

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.