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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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Pairing EVOO with oranges

Pairing EVOO with oranges

The World Olive Oil Exhibition was held this week in Madrid. The international event had over 60 exhibitors, an extensive oil bar, a business meeting point, gourmet products display area, cooking show, and two conference areas. International experts came to discuss topics such as trade, production and tasting. Dr. Maria Paz Aguilera was one of […]

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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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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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Hanukkah: Rosquillas fried in EVOO

Hanukkah: Rosquillas fried in EVOO

Jewish cooking serves an important channel that connects families to ancestors, great grandparents, and living relatives.  Often a tale is told through the food. For thousands of years families have taken delight in sharing the same foods around the dinner table. For those listening to the flavors, Andalusian cooking also serves a very important role in reminding us […]

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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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Mantecados, Spanish Cookies with EVOO

Mantecados, Spanish Cookies with EVOO

A sure told sign that we are getting closer to Christmas in Spain is the display of mantecados in the supermarkets. Mantecados can be found year round but are a special treat during the Christmas festivities. A house without these crumbly cookies during the holidays is like a house in the US without a turkey […]

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Where to eat Sevilla: La Pepona

Where to eat Sevilla: La Pepona

La Pepona, a modern tapas bar, is located smack dab in the center of Sevilla, very close to the Encarnación “Las Setas” Market.  The name of the bar is derived from the nick name of its owner José López Alba, aka Pepón.  Juanlu, the manager, and his staff are truly on top of the game. They pay […]

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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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