Daily Archives: March 25, 2014

  • Using olive oil for Indian recipes makes a dish equally tasty

    Be it the extra virgin olive oil or the pomace, Indian recipes cooked in olive oil make for an equally delectable treat.

    Using olive oil for Indian recipes makes a dish equally tasty. Plus the benefits of olive oil as an elixir for good health renders a healthy appeal to a dish.

    Oilve oil can be used in all the recipes like various vegetable preparation, curries and also to make dosas. Even though the olive oil is expensive as compared to other oils available in the market, its health properties makes olive oil as a must have in your kitchen.

    Almost every other dish like a palak paneer, tadke wali dal, rajma, jeera rice, dum aloo, coconut rice, dosa, masala dosa, puliyogare etc can be cooked in olive oil without compromising on the taste. In fact, olive oil with its rich texture enhances the taste of a particular dish.

    If you want to start cooking with olive oil, try the oil first by using it once a week. Once your system starts liking the taste, you can make olive oil part of your daily cooking regimen.

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    Be it the extra virgin olive oil or the pomace, Indian recipes cooked in olive oil make for an equally delectable treat. Using olive oil for Indian recipes makes a dish equally tasty. Plus the benefits of olive oil as an elixir for good health renders a healthy appeal to a dish. Oilve... 
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  • FIORE announces arrival of the full complement of the recently harvested EVOO

    FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars, the recognized leader in Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils in the region is thrilled to announce the arrival of the full complement of the recently harvested Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oils.

    “We have a great selection from this year’s harvest in the Mediterranean. We’ll offer two varietals from the Galantino Estate in Puglia, one each from the Melgarejo and the Oro Bailen estates in the Andalusia region of Spain, and three Portuguese oils from the PAÇO DO CONDE estate; two single varietals and a fantastic tri crush cuvee produced specially by the miller from three select olive varieties,” says Pat O’Brien, Director of Marketing.

    “We also selected two Californian EVOO’s to round out the range for this season.”

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    FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars, the recognized leader in Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils in the region is thrilled to announce the arrival of the full complement of the recently harvested Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oils. “We have a great selection... 
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  • Italy defends olive oil against British fat attack

    An Italian minister vowed on Monday to use his country’s upcoming presidency of the European Union to pursue a campaign by southern EU producers against Britain’s “traffic light” food labels.

    Speaking as he went into EU farm ministers’ talks, Agriculture Minister Maurizio Martina said “uniformity” in European food labelling is “a theme we need to put on the agenda”.

    Britain argues that the scheme – which classifies food as red, amber or green according to the fat, salt and sugar content – is voluntary and “fully legally compliant with EU food law,” while BEUC, the European Consumers’ Organisation, wants the system extended throughout the European Union.

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  • Finest Spanish olive oil producers jet to Barking to sell their wares

    Anglo-Spanish import/export company Tradex hosted an exhibition featuring 10 of the biggest Spanish Olive oil producers (photo: Ellie Hoskins)

    Some of the finest producers of Spanish olive oil jetted in to Barking hoping to sell their wares at an international business fair.

    Some of the oils that were brought to Barking
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    Recently-launched import and exporters Tradex Consultancy UK, based at the Barking Enterprise Centre, invited the companies to meet with British sellers over three days in a bilingual trade event this week.

    Chief executive Juan Galicia, who previously worked for the Spanish embassy, was delighted to see so many different businesses come to the area.

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  • Olive Groves Will Meet Mixed Fates With Future Warming

    The doom and gloom of climate change is well-documented: Rising sea levels; infectious diseases on the march; more frequent droughts. But a new study suggests that for olive oil production, climate change will be both a blessing and a curse.

    In the Mediterranean Basin, which produces 97 percent of the world’s olive oil, average temperatures are expected to increase 2°C (3.6°F) between 2030 and 2060. Luigi Ponti, a researcher with the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, wondered what that heat spike would mean for olive oil production.

    On one hand, olive trees are drought-tolerant, and people have made olive oil in the region since ancient times. On the other hand, no one knows how such rapid warming could affect production.

    To find out, he and his colleagues designed a model to predict how a 1.8°C increase in temperature would affect olive growth and yield in the region, and also how the olive fruit fly, the olive producer’s nemesis, would fare.

    (Typically, these types of demographic models compare weather data with a species’ geographic distribution to predict how climate change will affect it, but Ponti’s team knew it was important to factor in the fly, since changes in its population can impact olive production.)

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    The doom and gloom of climate change is well-documented: Rising sea levels; infectious diseases on the march; more frequent droughts. But a new study suggests that for olive oil production, climate change will be both a blessing and a curse. In the Mediterranean Basin, which... 
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