North American Olive Oil Association Blog

Olive Oil and Monounsaturated Fat [video]

As part of an overall positive lifestyle including choosing healthy foods and exercise, olive oil offers benefits to help us age more gracefully. Our bodies actually need fat for heart, brain and neurologic health, but it is important to understand the different kinds of fat and that monounsaturated fats, MUFAs, are the optimal choice.

Olive Oil Poached Tuna [video]

Olive oils are not just for salad dressings! You can use olive oil for all sorts of cooking like sautéing, roasting, grilling and even baking.

Cooking with Olive Oil [video]

 We all know olive oil is good for us, but many people don’t realize how versatile olive oil can be, and just how EASY it is to use.

Restaurant/Catering Menus with Olive Oil [video]

Chef Ed Moro of Moro’s Table restaurant discusses the ease of using olive oils in common catering and banquet applications such as marinades, grilling and roasting. 

2nd Annual Olive Oil Conference Recap - Day 3

Day 3 of the Olive Oil Conference started off very seriously and ended with a literal bang with a cooking demontration by Olly Rouse and Joe Gould of Lainston House.

2nd Annual Olive Oil Conference Recap - Day 2

The 2nd day of the Olive Oil Conference in Rosemont, IL was packed with education,  great food and of course, amazing olive oils. 

2nd Annual Olive Oil Conference Recap - Day 1

We had a great time kicking off the olive oil conference yesterday in Rosemont, IL. 

Substituting Olive Oil for Other Fats in Home Cooking [video]

Extra virgin olive oil is actually a lot like wine with a range of flavors. Different olives, different growing regions, and harvest timing are just a few things that will affect the flavor. When choosing an extra virgin olive oil, you should consider the flavor of the oil, NOT the color. A greener-looking oil is not necessarily better, and good extra virgin olive oils range in color from golden to green.

Hayley Stevens, Key Speaker at the Olive Oil Conference

Hayley Stevens, former chef and instructor at the International Culinary Center, will be speaking on tasting extra virgin olive oil at the Olive Oil Conference in the Chicago area on July 19, 2016. Hayley was also the winner at the first North American Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taster's Championship at the Olive Oil Conference last year.

Buying Olive Oil [video]

 Consumers in North America usually have access to a few types of olive oil at supermarkets as well as many brands or variations of extra virgin olive oil at specialty shops and other retailers. Choosing the “right” oil depends on how much flavor is needed, what the cooking usage will be, and the available budget. It also helps to understand the classifications and the common marketing terms used on olive oil labels.

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