A fun way to become familiar with the different tasting notes, and to learn what types of olive oil you and your family prefer, is to host an olive oil tasting party.
There are different flavours in different styles of olive oil, and the best flavour combinations are obtained when using the most appropriate style of oil with a particular food.
With the recent uproar over counterfeit EVOO, consumers are now educating themselves more and more on how to buy and recognize good quality olive oil. While the table olive hasn’t had much skepticism surrounding the quality, there are certain factors to look for when purchasing olives to ensure you are buying and eating the best.
We love the taste of olives, by themselves or added to most dishes, they have awesome flavor. What we also love about olives is that, not only are they delicious to eat but they have some amazing benefits when consumed.
Whether you grow your own olives or buy some from one of the local farms, they will be hard and bitter. A curing process is necessary to soften them and remove the oleuropein that cause the unpleasant taste.
South Africa’s rich soil has become home to several fine varieties – or ‘cultivars’ as they are known – of fruit yielding olive tree. These produce many of the high quality oils and table olives you can find on supermarket shelves right now, and this article is a rough guide to some of the most […]
Olive trees come in all shapes and sizes and they can be beautiful in a myriad of different ways. We thought to celebrate #OliveHarvest2015 we would trawl through Instagram and find 10 of our favourite pics of olive trees.
What is the etiquette around eating table olives? How does one dispose of the pit correctly? We’ve done the research for you and come up with the comprehensive solution to this problem.
Stuffed olives are delicious. They come with all sorts of stuffings from the traditional pimento to the adventurous chilli! Garlic, almonds, anchovies, blue cheese, the list goes on and on. But do you know how they are made?
Franschhoek is famous for its wine route, but many of the wine farms also produce olives and olive oil. When deciding which wine farms to visit, why not choose one of these and spoil yourself with an olive and/or olive tasting at the same time? It’s also a great opportunity to purchase some olives and […]