At Franklin’s Little Shop of Olive Oils, taste is what it’s all about

Dec 21, 2018 281

It starts with the distinct flavor of Italian basil, freshly plucked from the garden -- summer distilled down into a teaspoon, washing pleasantly over every taste bud. And then it transforms and there are strawberries, warmed by the sun, lingering like a late June twilight, a luxurious afterthought.

The taster’s face blooms with pleasure: The pairing of basil-infused olive oil and strawberry balsamic vinegar is a pure delight. The connoisseur grins, pleased to have elicited such a response. He pokes a finger into the air in a “just wait” gesture, his expression speaking volumes. He has another palatable creation to share.


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