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olive oil

  • Snowy Day Soup

    What to do in a February blizzard on the coast of Maine? Snow day: No school, downtown shops all closed, and the snow falls so hard and fast that I can’t keep…

  • Olive Harvest 2017

    Reaching for that last little cluster of olives, high on a branch just visible against the low-lying autumn sun, feeling the ache in the neck, in the over-stretched arms, filling basket after…

  • TOMATOES AT THE TURNING

    “The turning” is what a friend calls this in-between season—and that’s exactly what it feels like here on the northeastern coast of the United States, the “turning” of summer into fall. You…

  • A holiday for potatoes too

      Such a grand time of the year for feasting of all kinds, from latkes for Hanukkah, to controversial loved-and-hated Christmas pudding, to a traditional galette aux rois, or Three Kings cake for…

  • On the importance of a good knead

    Most modern olive oil producers, no matter where they are in the world, emphasize the importance of a singular process for the production of high-quality oil. That process is best translated as…

  • AmorOlio in Sicilia

    Olive Oil in Sicily: An Autumnal Tour October 27 – November 1 at the Anna Tasca Lanza cooking school November 1 – November 7, small group tour of southeastern Sicily Guests are…

  • AmorOlio is Rolling On!

    After four or five years in Tuscany, we’re heading out to greener pastures—or I should say fresher olive groves—to  continue exploring great extra-virgins, great cheeses, great wines, and the fabulous cuisines of…