Daily Archives: January 21, 2014

  • Italian Food Excellence - Laudemio, Olive Oil Art of Tuscany

    In the middle Ages, ‘laudemio’ was the flower of the harvest, the part assigned to nobles’ table. Today, the trademark ‘Laudemio’ is a symbol for gourmets’ table all over the world. It is appreciated by people who love the extraordinary oil art of Tuscany and its masterpieces. History, tradition, genuineness, respect for this land and environment are the rules of the whole production process of Laudemio, from the natural cultivation of olive trees to the selected picking of the fruit, when its ripening is at its best stage. After picking, the olives are ready for becoming the so-called ‘green gold of Tuscany’, by means of extraction process, rigorously cold, up to the bottling and careful preservation of the product. The companies which produce olives for this precious oil give their product to special control organizations and two very rigorous commissions, which taste them in order to carry out the final selection: only the best extra-virgin olive oil produced by the best producers, a perfectly genuine, integral oil, has the opportunity of making use of the trademark ‘Laudemio’. This is the reason for which every drop of Laudemio is the unique and unmistakable expression of fruit, land, place, and time which characterize every producer.

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    In the middle Ages, ‘laudemio’ was the flower of the harvest, the part assigned to nobles’ table. Today, the trademark ‘Laudemio’ is a symbol for gourmets’ table all over the world. It is appreciated by people who love the extraordinary oil art of Tuscany and its... 
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  • The 4th Annual Good Food Awards in San Francisco - January 16 to 18, 2014

    This past Thursday night at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, over 700 people gathered to honor the best in American sustainable food and drink at the fourth annual Good Food Awards. Oils were included for the first time in the contest, and olive oil producers earned 7 of the 10 awards in this inaugural category.

    From 32 states across the nation, finalists chosen from 1,450 entries compete for top prizes awarded by acclaimed judges — chefs, journalists, farmers, food producers — applying tight criteria in the categories of beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, oils, preserves, pickles and spirits.

    In its first year, the Good Food Awards oil category will be recognizing America’s tastiest fruit, nut, and seed oils from pioneering producers who hold to the highest standards of quality and sustainability. Whether from olives, hazelnuts, or squash seeds, Good Oil is pressed and bottled without the use of added heat, chemical extractors, artificial additives, or GM ingredients.

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    This past Thursday night at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, over 700 people gathered to honor the best in American sustainable food and drink at the fourth annual Good Food Awards. Oils were included for the first time in the contest, and olive oil producers earned... 
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