The Great Extra Virgin Olive Oil promotion program of European Union’s olive oils in third countries, is participating in the International Exhibition Fine Food Australia 2017, which is taking place in Syndey at International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, September 11-14, 2017. Visitors will have the chance to learn about extra virgin olive oil and extra virgin PDO & PGI olive oils and taste some of them there (Lower Level, Stand N9). 

The Taste of Olive Oil

By Elena Paravantes, RDN

One of the important characteristics of olive oil is that it provides flavor. It is not a tasteless oil, nor would you want it to be. Olive oil has three main characteristics regarding to flavor:

·         Fruitiness: As olives are fruit, a good olive oil will have some degree of fruitiness. This can come from ripe olives or unripe (green) olives. Olive oil should taste fresh, not heavy and “oily...

Olive Oil Desserts

By Elena Paravantes, RDN

We often associate olive oil with cooking, or as an addition to salads, but in fact Mediterranean cuisine has a large variety of desserts that are made with olive oil.

As olive oil was abundant in these areas and butter was often too expensive, they made use of what they had.

In terms of flavor, olive oil works best with desserts that have a citrus ingredient in them such as cookies with orange...