know your extra virgin, think local

If one loves Mediterranean food one loves olive oil. As promised, I will now tell you what to do if you do not live near our deep blue sea and want to make a wonderful bruschetta like that one above. If you are looking for a good quality extra virgin olive oil, you might need to visit several specialty shops or well stocked supermarkets.  If … Continue reading know your extra virgin, think local

good olive oil

This post is dedicated to my friend Morgana who lost her house in Melbourne’s fires last Saturday. Coraggio Morgana! The definition of what is a good olive oil has changed a lot over the last decades in Italy. In the past, the majority of Italians were poor farmers and lived on a simple diet of grains, pulses and vegetables.  In the Center and South of … Continue reading good olive oil