Daily Archives: May 6, 2014

  • Recipe: Grilled Lamb Chops with Roasted Garlic and EVOO

    Ingredients

    1/4 cup(s) extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling preferably Centaurs’ Earth olive oil brand
    4 thyme sprigs
    1 clove(s) garlic, minced plus 2 heads of garlic halved crosswise
    2 teaspoon(s) chopped rosemary leaves
    1/4 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
    8 lamb loin chops
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    White Bean Puree, for serving

    Directions

    In a large, shallow dish, combine the 1/4 cup of olive oil with the thyme, minced garlic, rosemary and cumin. Add the lamb chops and turn to coat with the marinade. Refrigerate overnight.
    Preheat the oven to 350°. Set the halved heads of garlic cut side up on a large sheet of foil and drizzle with oil. Wrap the garlic in the foil and roast for 1 hour, until tender.

    Light a grill. Remove the chops from the marinade; discard the thyme and scrape off the garlic. Season the chops with salt and pepper and grill over moderate heat until lightly charred and medium-rare, 5 minutes per side. Serve the chops with the roasted garlic and White Bean Puree.

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    Ingredients 1/4 cup(s) extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling preferably Centaurs’ Earth olive oil brand 4 thyme sprigs 1 clove(s) garlic, minced plus 2 heads of garlic halved crosswise 2 teaspoon(s) chopped rosemary leaves 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground cumin 8 lamb loin... 
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  • How Location Can Affect Olive Oil Taste and Aroma

    Olive production is extremely widespread throughout the world and is a major aspect of many cultures.

    For example, in both northern and southern Italy, extra virgin olive oil is a main ingredient used in cooking because of its health benefits, decadent aroma, and rich flavor.

    It also signifies the historical and cultural importance of the region that it came from.

    In addition, each location yields different flavors and colors of oil. A country’s climate, altitude, and surrounding landscape may have a major impact on olive growth.

    For example, northern and southern Italy is the home to many local varieties of olive oil that are unique tasting and hard to recreate.

    The uniqueness of Italian extra virgin olive oil is what makes this type of oil so different and flavorful from any other.

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  • The Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition

    Setting The Standard
    Now in its 15th year, the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition is one of the premier olive oil competitions in the world, bringing together the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in awarding medals to the best oils from around the globe.

    Northern Hemisphere Competition
    Entry Deadline – March 1
    Judging – March 26 – 28

    Croatia, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico,
    Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States

    Southern Hemisphere Competition
    Entry Deadline – July 3
    Judging – July 17 & 18

    Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa and Uruguay

    Northern Hemisphere Competition
    March 26, 27, 28 – Entry Deadline March 1
    Southern Hemisphere Competition
    July 16 & 17 – Entry Deadline July 3

     

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  • The Best Greek Olive Oils for 2014 at the NYIOOC

    Nineteen Greek olive oils earned a coveted spot as ‘one of the world’s best’ at this year’s New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC). The judges awarded a majority of them, 12 in all, Gold Award status. Overall, it was a record number of awards given to Greek producers at the yearly competition. Greece remains one of the top olive oil producing nations in the world and boasts the highest consumption of olive oil per person.

    Brand (Producer)
    Award
    Intensity
    Variety
    Athena XV Olive Oil (Athena Oil Inc.)Gold AwardMediumKoroneiki
    Bonum Terrae (Bonum Terrae S.A.)Gold AwardRobustKoroneiki
    Esti Early Harvest (Greek Land Foods Ltd)Gold AwardMediumKoroneiki
    Evo3 (Efstratios Kamatsos)Silver AwardDelicateBlend
    Gaea Kalamata Dop (Gaea Products S.A.)Gold AwardDelicateKoroneiki
    Helea Premium Greek (Helea)Silver AwardDelicateKoroneiki
    Jordan Olivenoel (Jordan Olivenoel Gmbh)Gold AwardRobustBlend
    Jordan Olivenoel Bio (Jordan Olivenoel Gmbh)Silver AwardDelicateBlend
    Ktimata Kyklopas (Kyklopas Olive Mill Kelidis Argyris S.A.)Gold AwardRobustMakris
    Laconiko (Our Family’S Olive Oil Llc)Silver AwardMediumKoroneiki
    Ladinio Pdo Kalamata (Mediterranean Olive House)Silver AwardMediumKoroneiki
    Mani Bläuel (Friedrich Bläuel & Co Ltd)Gold AwardMediumKoroneiki
    My Land (Epidaurus Olive Fields)Silver AwardMediumManaki
    My Olive Tree (My Olive Tree – M.Karelas Bros Co.)Gold AwardMediumKoroneiki
    Oleajuice – Tender (Olea Groves)Silver AwardMediumBlend
    Olive Mill Kyklopas (Kyklopas Olive Mill Kelidis Argyris S.A.)Gold AwardMediumBlend
    Selene (Olio Reddo)Gold AwardMediumKoroneiki
    St. Olive – Single Harvest Series (Hellenic Premium Exports P.C.)Gold AwardMediumKoroneiki
    Stories Of Greek Origins-Sitia Crete P.D.O (Artion Greek Foods)Silver AwardRobustKoroneiki

    Article source: oliveoiltimes

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    Nineteen Greek olive oils earned a coveted spot as ‘one of the world’s best’ at this year’s New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC). The judges awarded a majority of them, 12 in all, Gold Award status. Overall, it was a record number of awards given to Greek... 
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