He was only four years old when he learned how to package the olive oil bottles by hand. It was then that Giovanni Colavita understood that the family’s passion would become his future. Raised in  Molise, where his grandfather Giovanni established the Colavita olive oil company in 1938, Giovanni graduated with a Law degree from the University of Ro...

A team of researchers from the University of South Florida has discovered olive oil residue on potsherds dating back to the Bronze Age. The sherds were discovered by Italian archaeologist Giuseppe Voza, while he was excavating a site in Sicily back in the 1990s. Two decades later, conservators from the Archaeological Museum of Siracusa reconstructe...

If you’re a lover of olive oil, you may have put yourself in the slick position of receiving some money in the near future. That’s because Deoleo USA, the maker of the uber-popular Bertolli olive oil brand recently settled a class-action lawsuit. The company agreed to pay $7 million and change its packaging after complaints that its “Imported from...

Several winners of the 2018 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition reached this goal after a successful history of quality which continues thanks to passion, dedication and determination. Among them is Massimiliano ‘the Iron Man’ D’Addario, who received two Gold Awards, one with the blend Oliomania and the third one in a row with his monocultivar of Dr...

With an absolutely outstanding performance once again, Italy reaffirmed at the New York International Olive Oil Competition its leading role in the production of excellence. Italian extra virgin olive oils succeeded at the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil contest gaining the highest number of awards, with 152 producers rewarded for th...

Una carriera iniziata con gli studi americani al Boston College per poi rientrare in Italia e occuparsi delle aziende di famiglia. Marco Petrini, umbro di nascita, dal 2000 è presidente dell’azienda Monini North America, la storica azienda italiana produttrice di olio, fondata a Spoleto nel 1920. In diciotto anni nel territorio americano, la Monini...

Italian olive oil producers may be better prepared this year to compete with leading producer countries such as Spain this year, helped by higher volumes and good quality. According to forecasts by the International Olive Council, production in Italy is expected to increase 76% to 320,000 tons in the current season compared with the weaker 2016/17...

Museo Italo Americano - 2 Marina Blvd, Building C - San Francisco, CA - Sunday 04/22/2018, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Stefania Belli of La Lingua La Vita, Italian Language and Cultural School in Todi (Umbria), which has been running since 1988, will present a lecture on “ITALIA: dove il cibo è un’arte! Throughout the history of Italy, from ancient Rome to...

Taking a fresh approach to honor Bertolli Olive Oil's Italian roots and further fuel growth in the U.S. olive oil market, Deoleo, the global leader in sales of bottled olive oil, has introduced a new bottle design for the world's number one olive oil brand. Developed to bring Bertolli Olive Oil's heritage and quality craftsmanship to life in a mode...

Using high-quality olive oil in nearly every segment of your menu goes a long way toward improving your food quality across the board.  Olive oil may be the most critical and underappreciated ingredient in the kitchen of any pizzeria. When I was growing up, the aroma of meatballs frying in rich, high-quality Italian olive oil was the signal that Su...