The history of olive oil dates back to antiquity, and parallels the evolution of the Mediterranean civilization. The tree is said to have originated in Asia Minor, but its primary distribution today is around the western Mediterranean Sea. Due to its popularity and concomitant increased demand, California, Mexico, Peru, Chile, […]
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Olive Oil Ever since mankind domesticated animals and settled, olive trees have been cultivated around the Mediterranean basin. Over centuries certain regions proved to be more suitable than others. Olive oil has always been the cooking and flavouring medium of healthy Mediterranean food. It is versatile, requires no refrigeration, has […]
Chilean Olive Oil Although the olive tree is not indigenous to the Americas and Australia, it has thrived in both regions for over half a century. Every passing year the quality is improving and quantity increasing substantially, particularly in Chile where terroir (combination of soil and climate) lends itself very […]
The Perfect Oil Caring chefs employ a range of oils in their cooking; some prefer olive oil for sautéing, salad dressings, marinades and pan-frying. Some albeit in Italy only, use olive oil for deep-frying. Then some chefs use avocado- or walnut oil for dressings or brushcetta. The list goes on. […]
Most people think of shiraz and/or chardonnay when they talk about Australia, yet this huge country with many climates produces a significant amount olive oil.
This industry is relatively young compared to Mediterranean countries, but growers have made good use of up-to-date research conducted by European scientists and selected the most suitable lands and climates to plant their olive groves.