Daily Archives: June 7, 2014

  • Olive oil on everything

    Dan Gagliardo credits his grandmother Erma “Mama” D’Avolio for his vibrant lifestyle. She was at the helm of several Niagara Falls restaurants before she died at age 96. “She used olive oil in all her recipes,” said Gagliardo, who four years ago launched D’Avolio, which specializes in infused olive oils and vinegars.

    Today, his chain includes five locations, and will soon add a sixth at 535 Main St., near the downtown Hyatt, which will boast a sit-down restaurant, as does his busiest location at 5409 Main St., Williamsville. He’s also working on liquor licenses for both those shops.

    What is your philosophy of eating?

    Small portions. I can pick healthy with my antipasto and I can have a salad. And my breads have no preservatives in them, so you don’t have to worry about that because I make them every day; even my pizzas, my basil pesto, my black olive tapenade. If I want to make a pizza, I can make one that has less cheese, more vegetables.

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    Dan Gagliardo credits his grandmother Erma “Mama” D’Avolio for his vibrant lifestyle. She was at the helm of several Niagara Falls restaurants before she died at age 96. “She used olive oil in all her recipes,” said Gagliardo, who four years ago launched D’Avolio,... 
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  • The Turkey brings a proposal without precedent at the International Olive Council

    After the tug of war with the United States for new commercial standards, and then tackled the thorny question of striking oil colored with chlorophyll in Taiwan, the new Turkish Presidency is immediately noted for making a decisiveness and proposals that have certainly broken the quiet IOC progress of work.

    Among proposals for revision of the analytical methods, such as spectrophotometry on, acidity, peroxides and polyphenols, comes a proposal without precedent: eliminate, or at least review the commercial category “olive oil”.

    The Turkish delegation want to reduce and simplify the commercial categories of olive oil. According to the Turks, in fact, it is necessary to avoid misleading consumers, using more descriptive terms to indicate the characteristics of the product.

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    After the tug of war with the United States for new commercial standards, and then tackled the thorny question of striking oil colored with chlorophyll in Taiwan, the new Turkish Presidency is immediately noted for making a decisiveness and proposals that have certainly broken... 
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