by Silvia Simonetti   "I am most passionate about bringing my knowledge [of tasting] to consumers, "said an enthusiastic Orietta Gianjorio, a native Italian from Rome, when describing her motivation and drive for tasting. "My Italian values are shopping for the best ingredients, conviviality around the table, and slowing down to enjoy food,"...

by Lesley Balla   Fans of "the sandwich" at Roma Market in Pasadena know to head straight for the back and grab a pink paper-wrapped bundle at the edge of the counter. A novice might ask for one, to which a slight older man with friendly eyes will respond from his perch behind the deli case: "You've never had my sandwich? Take one. You'll lo...

  WTI Magazine #79    2016 May 13Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   The introduction of olive cultivation in Sardinia is attributable to populations of Minoan origin who refined the local olives with repeated pruning and grafting in the period between the eighth and seventh centuries B.C. Thanks to the establishment of several important area...

Il problema del falso made in Italy e gli scandali dovuti alle sofisticazioni alimentari sono all'ordine del giorno - ultima in ordine di tempo la vignetta sull'olio non propriamente italiano pubblicata da New York Times - e provocano milioni di euro di danni alle filiere agroalimentari italiane.   Nel comparto olivicolo i primi a subirne le...

The Coldani Olive Ranch swept the competition in this year's Central Coast Olive Oil Competition with 4 of the 8 gold medal winning oils awarded Best of Class and the Best in Show.   Calivirgin is leading the olive oil industry in innovation, producing premium quality olive oil as one of the highest awarded olive oil producers in the nation....

Italy retained its place as global olive oil leader in 2013 even as domestic and international sales dropped, sector association Assitol said Tuesday.   Italian producers sold 94,329 tonnes of bottled olive oil and residues on the domestic market, down 3.5% over the previous year.   Read more   Source: http://www.ansamed.i...

by Dave Desimone   When it comes to Italy's famed extra-virgin olive oils,terroir plays a critical role just as in wine. The authentic, top-quality oil comes exclusively from handpicked, freshly cold-pressed olives grown naturally only in Italy. Carlo Dozzi, a Pittsburgh-based importer and owner of Buon Sapore at One Oxford Centre, Down...

I consider myself a fortunate person. I get to run one of America's finest Italian restaurants, I have a loving family and many friends, I get to travel a lot and do a lot of research and I get to experience first-hand what some people only dream of.   This past March, I traveled to Sicily with a group of friends and visited everything from...

  WTI Magazine #51    2015 January, 9Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   Historical backgroundThe history of the olive has been linked to that of humanity for over 7000 years, even becoming a biblical symbol of peace between God and humanity after the Flood. Olive oil originated in the Eastern Mediterranean and has been used in various ways o...

Gli Stati Uniti rappresentano il primo mercato di sbocco per l'olio made in Italy, ma il consumo di olio extra vergine di oliva non supera il 2% del totale di tutti i grassi vegetali. Il prodotto però viene sempre più percepito come prodotto della salute dalle nuove generazioni che coniugano abitudini alimentari orientate verso diete più sane...