Daily Archives: September 1, 2014

  • recipe: Spring Green Vegetables with Olive Oil

    Ingredients:

    For the vegetables
    1 vanilla bean, cut open and seeds scraped out
    2 cups snap peas, or sugar peas
    16 green asparagus
    4 leeks, white part only
    2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
    6 tablespoons Elladin extra-virgin olive oil
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
    Salt
    Crushed red peppercorns

    For the whole soft-cooked eggs
    4 extra fresh eggs
    1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    Salt

    Directions:

    Steam the vegetables for 5 minutes and rinse them under cold water; set aside.
    In a bowl, whisk together the vinegar with the Elladin extra-virgin olive oil. Add the vanilla seeds, mint, salt and red peppercorns. Serve on top of the warm vegetables.
    Boil water in a pot with the white wine vinegar and a pinch of salt. When the water is boiling, drop the eggs carefully in the water. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and tap them with a knife, holding each in one hand. Remove the shell carefully. Serve on top of the vegetables and sprinkle with red peppercorns. Serve with crusty bread on the side.

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    Ingredients: For the vegetables 1 vanilla bean, cut open and seeds scraped out 2 cups snap peas, or sugar peas 16 green asparagus 4 leeks, white part only 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 6 tablespoons Elladin extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint Salt Crushed red... 
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  • Mercacei Magazine 80, an intertour around the world of olive trees and EVOO

    The new issue of Mercacei Magazine, which includes content and articles with a strong international character. So, we pay special attention to the Japanese initiative Olive Japan; we perform an exotic trip to Willow Creek Olive State, the largest olive plantation in South Africa; we embark on the great adventure of the Canadian writer Julie Angus, mercaceithrough her book Olive Odyssey; and we review the successes of Spanish EVOOs in the “World’s Best Olive Oils” project, the most expected and also feared ranking by producers around the world.

    Says an old Japanese proverb that “a boat with 100 sailors can climb a mountain”. And it must be true because, in just three editions, Olive Japan has captured the attention of the international olive oil sector with nothing more and nothing less than 200,000 Japanese consumers that, next to over 50 exhibitors of extra virgin olive oil, expert tasters and food lovers from ten countries, celebrated in style this event during the last week of April.

    The fourth largest importer of olive oil in the world, according to the latest report of the IOC, showed the world that if there is a will there is a way, and through a wonderful journey around the culture and work that lies behind this annual event, its main characters opened us the doors a country full of expectations where the consumer has a very strong vision that EVOO is not some passing fad. If you don’t believe it, trust Liz Tagami, olive oil broker and international consultant, who does not hesitate to say so in this article.

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    The new issue of Mercacei Magazine, which includes content and articles with a strong international character. So, we pay special attention to the Japanese initiative Olive Japan; we perform an exotic trip to Willow Creek Olive State, the largest olive plantation in South Africa;... 
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  • The Italian Ministry of Agriculture launches action plan against Xylella fastidiosa

    The Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policy (MIPAAF) has launched an action plan against Xylella fastidiosa, a harmful bacteria for many crops, including olive, and detected in the Italian province of Lecce (in Apulia region).

    As reported in a statement of the Ministry, genetic research, conducted in collaboration with the world’s leading experts in this bacterium have confirmed that the strain recorded in Lecce is considered an atypical variant of pauca subspecies, whose place of origin was identified in Central America. In addition to the olive grove, the presence of Xylella fastidiosa has been observed in other crops such as almond or cherry.

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    The Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policy (MIPAAF) has launched an action plan against Xylella fastidiosa, a harmful bacteria for many crops, including olive, and detected in the Italian province of Lecce (in Apulia region). As reported in a statement of the... 
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