Produrre olio extravergine di oliva a casa, come se si stesse preparando il caffè, non è un'utopia: una giovane start up calabrese ha ideato il primo robot in grado di trasformare le olive in olio extravergine appena premuto. Si chiama "Revoilution" e, come suggerisce il nome, propone una vera e propria rivoluzione: i suoi obiettivi sono quelli di...

There is no clear indication of the precise moment when olives were first cultivated on the land around Garda. Some writings mention a climatically favourable period between the 3rd century BC and the 3rd century AD, to which an initial, slow but progressive introduction of olive growing can be traced.

Grande cena a Spoleto, nei giorni del Festival dei 2 Mondi, in onore della superchef Lidia Bastianich. A volerla, Maria Flora e Zefferino Monini, terza generazione della dinastia imprenditoriale che ha scritto la storia del mercato dell'extra vergine.   L'occasione? Festeggiare con un nuovo gemellaggio Italia-Usa la collaborazione tra la che...

Despite experiencing one of the worst olive harvests in recent history, Italy maintained its position as the second-most-awarded country at the 2015 New York International Olive Oil Competition last week, just behind Spain.   Italian producers were stung by a series of challenges during the 2014/2015 harvest season, chief among them a bacter...

I prodotti agroalimentari abruzzesi sbarcano in America: vino, olio, legumi, zafferano, tartufo, dolci, miele, marmellate e persino la pasta pronta, cucinata secondo la migliore tradizione regionale.   Sono una ventina le aziende agroalimentari aderenti al marchio "L'Aquila Made In" che distribuiranno i loro prodotti sul mercato statunitense...

I nearly got run over after dropping my son off at school recently. As it turned out, the driver swerved in the nick of time, swore in Sicilian, and drove off. So essentially, nothing actually happened. Yet I was left in a state of utter agitation.   Instead of going straight home, I decided to drop in on a friend in the village, in order to...

Nel 2012 l'Italia ha esportato negli USA 133 mila tonnellate di oli vergini di oliva per un valore di 403 milioni di Euro su un totale di circa 1,3 miliardi di Euro di export in tutto il mondo. Vale a dire che un terzo di tutto l'export di olio extra vergine di oliva targato made in Italy vola verso gli USA che restano il primo mercato di riferimen...

Where does our beloved olive oil come from? "Agromafia," CBS News' recent 60 Minutes report, detailed the involvement of organized crime in Italy's food business. Bill Whitaker's interview featured Sergio Tirro from Italy's so-called "food police" and Tom Mueller, whose 2011 book, "Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil" she...

The Italian Cultural Center proudly presents EVOO, a fabulous evening of extra virgin olive oil. During the event you will taste four different extra virgin olive oils from the regions of Trentino Alto Adige, Toscana, Calabria and Sicilia. You will learn how the varieties and different olive processes affect the final flavor and how to di...

By Tom Mueller   Americans need top-quality Italian olive oil for many of the same reasons that they need, and love, Italy. Starting with variety: stretching from the Alps almost to Africa, the Italian boot harbors thousands of different microclimates and landscapes, where some 500 different olive cultivars grow: raw materials for countless...