Until recently, an olive oil's label and the bottles' position on a grocery store's shelf guided my purchase. Those boasting "first cold press," "extra virgin," "Italian," or similar alleged indicators of quality from the top shelf were what I grabbed and happily used. So I was skeptical when I read that my $25 bottle of oil was likely a sham and l...

L’olio extravergine d’oliva conquista la West Coast. In occasione della prima edizione del festival enogastronomico «LA Food Bowl» organizzato dal Los Angeles Times (al quale partecipa anche lo chef Massimo Bottura) e in anticipazione della seconda settimana della Cucina italiana nel mondo, l’Istituto italiano di Cultura della città californiana ha...

Once again, Italy achieved major success at the 2017 New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC), with a record 124 awards among 198 entries. The country ranked first in both the number of contestants and awarded brands. Italian producers achieved outstanding results even after fighting the hardships of one of the worst harvest seasons in...

When: Monday, May 08, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 7:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Organized by : IIC - In collaboration with : Filipo Berio & LIngua Viva - Entrance : Free On the occasion of the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl and the 150th anniversary of Filippo Berio a special presentation on one of the m...

Precision agriculture and wi-fi connections to save olive trees. This, in short, is the mission carried out by Italian food tech startup called Elaisian, founded by three young entrepreneurs in November last year. “Thanks to an agronomic algorithm,” said Damiano Angelici, Elaisian CEO, “we can give olive oil producers advice on what’s best to be do...

Two great appointments for DOP Riviera Ligure extra virgin olive oil: from the heart of Europe to the US East Coast. The DOP Riviera Ligure olive oil is participating at the International Tourism Exchange in Berlin (ITB Berlin), scheduled March 8th to 12th. Liguria region is already scheduled on March 7th, within the "I love Italia” initiative, the...

Best from Italy’s mission is to provide the best quality products from Italy, only the original Made in Italy and import them to the USA, a country where a lot of products may say “Made in Italy” but it’s not really true. According to journalist Tom Mueller, speaking on the popular CBS News program “60 Minutes,” an astonishing 80% of the extra virg...

Italian police said they have busted a crime ring exporting fake extra virgin olive oil to the United States, highlighting the mafia's infiltration of Italy's famed agriculture and food business. Twelve people with links to the 'Ndrangheta, the organized crime group based in the southern Calabria region, were arrested on Tuesday on a series of char...

The fragrance of brand-new olive oil is unmistakable. If you’ve ever experienced it, you’ll recognize it instantly ever after. When the oil is fresh from the press, it’s as intense and all-pervasive as the aroma of white truffles, as penetrating as that of fir balsam, as seductive as the smell of June roses lingering in the nose for days after the...

Some products try to use phrases and tags like “Made in Italy” as a selling point, even if it’s not entirely true. This app can tell you if that olive oil, cheese, or clothing item was actually made in Italy. The app, developed by the Reliabitaly nonprofit organization, is designed to promote and protect true “Made in Italy” products. All you have...