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Golden Andalusian Cocktails

Golden Andalusian Cocktails

When Brígida Jiménez, my mentor and one of the world´s best tasters, asked me and my husband to attend the presentation of an up and coming hojiblaca olive oil from Rute, Conde de Mirasol, I couldn´t say no. Just a few weeks prior, I had tasted this oil and my response was, “WOW”. Wow is […]

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Spain and Italy: Ancient partners

Spain and Italy: Ancient partners

Photo: Pepe Nieto As an Expert Olive Oil Taster, I am often asked why Spanish olive oil producers can sell their olive oil to Italy and be resold under an Italian label. The question is often a loaded one of blame and conspiracy as if the Spanish are selling out and the Italians are trying […]

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Jaen Selection: Best Spanish Picual EVOOs

Jaen Selection: Best Spanish Picual EVOOs

Spain is the number one producer of olive oil in the world and the province of Jaen produces the largest amount in the country, mostly of the variety Picual. There are about 300 mills in the province that are dedicated to creating this golden oil. In the past years, many olive oil millers have made […]

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Orange Salmorejo

Orange Salmorejo

Salmorejo is an Andalusian favorite said to be originally from Cordoba. Much like gazpacho it is a cold soup often garnished with chopped ham and eggs. Salmorejo is usually found made from tomatoes, bread, garlic and olive oil. However, historically this cold soup was made from what ever vegetables or fruits were in season. This […]

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Eating in Seville, Yebra

Eating in Seville, Yebra

Perhaps off the beaten path for tourists but Yebra is a bar where the old school Sevillians go to eat well. Its decoration is classic Andaluz with articles from over the years about the restaurant´s success framed and hung with pride. It is one of the first restaurants that I got to know here in […]

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Where to eat Sevilla: La Antigua. Abacería

Where to eat Sevilla: La Antigua. Abacería

An abacería in the past was a store that sold items like canned goods, dried beans, wine, cheese and olive oil. Now, abacerías can be found throughout Seville and sell many of the same items but customers can enjoy theses delicacies in a unique old store-like setting. They may have a place to heat foods […]

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Use it up! Finish that EVOO.

Use it up! Finish that EVOO.

  If there was just a bit of food left or just one piece of anything sitting on a plate at the end of dinner my grandmother would say “Use it up”. This entry is dedicated to her. Many people will buy a great olive oil or will be gifted a bottle and leave it […]

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Travel in good taste: olive oil at high-speed

Travel in good taste: olive oil at high-speed

The train is one of my favorite ways of traveling in Spain especially in lieu of air travel. There is nothing worse than having to wait hours for your next flight when you could already be at the beautiful Atocha train station and on your way to your next destination at 310 Km/h. The RENFE AVE […]

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