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Butter vs. EVOO: the final battle

Facts first.

Butter. [Creamy, sweet, delicate, wonderful butter]
According to USDA figures, one tablespoon of butter (14 grams) contains 100 kcal (all from fat) 11 grams of fat, of which 7 grams are saturated fat, and 31 mg of cholesterol. Butter is 63% saturated fat (+ the cholesterol) and for this reason is considered by some to be a contributor to health problems, especially heart disease. Read more

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The Millers Series: Giancarlo Bonamini from Olio Bonamini

We love Olive Oil.

And really, we should. We know the land where it comes from. We have felt the breeze through the hills. We have sat in the shade of its trees. We have smelled the scent of the blossoms and then were there to pick the fruit when it was just right. And when the oil came out of the press, we were there to taste it. But beyond the terroir, what really makes the difference, or rather who – is the miller. The man or woman, who with love, passion, science and gut creates for us – liquid gold. So, actually it’s them we love. Read more

Tuscany comes to Vancouver

Here is the rule about Tuscany: if you have never been, you dream about going and if you have been, you dream about returning. Once is never enough. A bit like chips, or peanuts… but harder on your credit card. Read more

A Love of Olive Oil

We love olive oil,  extra virgin olive oil, to be precise. I guess that is pretty obvious. Nevertheless, we get super excited when others express THEIR love to the liquid gold as well. This video is from Edmonton, Alberta blogger Chris Falconer (eatingisthehardpart.com) and video editor, Sarah Taylor. We love them too! Read more

Mediterranean Monday: For the Joy of Tomatoes

We use them when we have to. When there is nothing else to eat. Tasting them and really enjoying them rarely enter the picture. And when paired with extra virgin olive oil, they transform into something that is pure Italian –  yes, ladies and gentleman, may I introduce you to the tomato. Read more