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Medoliva and the New Face of EVOO in Italy

This past weekend we were invited to attend Medoliva in Arezzo, Tuscany. A weekend in Tuscany? A weekend tasting all the wonders of the Mediterranean? How could we say no?

Preparing for our trip, Read more

Olive Oil for Baking?

Everyone knows that Extra Virgin Olive Oil is one of the central elements in the Mediterranean diet. Used to dress salads, soups, pastas, grilled meat, saute and grill veggies, the base of most sauces… the list goes on and on. But few know EVOO also has a role in Italy and other mediterranean countries as a baking staple. Yes, I said baking!  Read more

Parma Ham is from Parma

It was one morning not long after I had first moved to Italy: on my way to work, I grabbed my morning paper, took my seat on the metro, sat down ready to read and block out the rest of my co-commuters. The headline caught my eye “ Scandal: Canadian Company Claims to Produce Parma Ham”. I giggled all the way to work. Read more