By Melissa McCart   People associate olives with the Mediterranean or California — not Western Pennsylvania. But if you've bought olives from an olive bar at the grocery store lately, they may well have come from DeLallo, the Italian market in Jeannette, just east of Pittsburgh in Westmoreland County.   In fact, DeLallo Foods has rise...

Italy is among the world's largest producers and exporters of olive oil. The olive harvest (la raccolta delle olive) is currently under way, and, after last year's unfortunate season, 2015 seems to be yielding a much more positive balance for Italian producers. But what's so special about this natural food product? Well, for years, scientists and n...

Two decades ago, US olive oil imports accounted for almost 30% of the world total. Now, they account for more than 38%. This issue looks at how imports have changed over time in terms of category breakdown and container size.   Between 1993/94 and 2013/14, packaged product (containers < 18 kg) has seen its percentage share of total US imp...

di Riccardo Chioni   Tre generazioni della famiglia Colavita hanno festeggiato ieri a Hyde Park tre quarti di secolo di attività con una festa al ristorante Caterina de' Medici, adiacente il famoso Culinary Istitute of America da dove si sono laureati i migliori chef degli Stati Uniti. Centinaia gli ospiti arrivati al Colavita Center do...

by Vera Viola   Oleifici Mataluni - Olio Dante SpA, an olive oil producer from Montesarchio (Benevento), has attracted an international investor.   The international fund, "Trinity Investments," decided to invest €20 million in theCampania-based enterprise in order to implement a business plan, focused on the penetration in the Americ...

L'associazione degli industriali apprezza la proposta della Commissione per il Commercio internazionale degli Stati Uniti, che ipotizza di arrivare ad uno standard riconosciuto dalla FDA per verificare le caratteristiche degli oli. Un'idea che Assitol promuove da tempo Bene l'ipotesi di individuare parametri standard per garantire la qualità dell'...

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...