North American Olive Oil Association Blog

Grilling With Olive Oil

Olive oil is the best cooking oil for all types of cooking, including grilling. Learn more about grilling with olive oil and recipes for delicious food prepared on the grill with olive oil.

Olive Oil Conference Speakers

The fourth annual Olive Oil Conference will be held in the Chicago area July 10-12, 2018. We’ve never had a better lineup for people who are in the olive oil business, are concerned about diet and nutrition or are just passionate about olive oil. View the bios of our speakers who are at the top of their fields in the olive oil industry, nutrition, research and medicine. 

Is It Safe to Cook with Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Many people believe that it is not a good idea to cook with extra virgin olive oil. Several scientific studies have proven over the years that this myth is simply untrue. Not only is EVOO safe to cook with, but it is the most stable and safest cooking oil available.

Fourth Annual Olive Oil Conference Welcomes the Biggest Names in the Industry to Chicago July 10-12

Industry leaders, experts and health advocates convene to celebrate olive oil’s health benefits, put their knowledge to the test and gain insights on the latest trends

Strengthening Olive Oil Standards to Bolster Transparency and Consumer Confidence

The NAOOA, which represents about 85% of all branded olive oil sold in the U.S., recently announced steps to strengthen the standards required for labeling, testing and participating in the organization’s Quality Seal Program.  

Escalivada with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Try this Catalan recipe for roasted vegetables called Escalivada. It's a terrific tapa, appetizer or side dish that pairs well with extra virgin olive oil.

Celebrate Mediterranean Diet Month

May is International Mediterranean Diet Month. It's also the 25th Anniversary of the OldWays Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. Learn more about what US News and World Report named the best diet.

2018 Olive Oil Conference

We are pleased to announce the details of the 4th annual Olive Oil Conference, which will be held from July 10-12 at the Chicago Westin O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL.  

We have assembled an interesting and relevant program that will be of interest to anyone who works in the olive oil industry or has an interest in nutrition and health--or is just simply passionate about olive oil.

Crispy homemade fries, made with olive oil

You can make crispy french fries at home with olive oil. Read on to learn the secret to crispy fries and why olive oil is great for frying!

Olive Oil and Mental Health

Dr. Drew Ramsey, M.D. , clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, appeared on the Today show to share information about how olive oil impacts the brain and your overall health.

How to make aioli

Aioli, allioli or aïoli is a Mediterranean sauce made of olive oil emulsified with garlic. The names mean "garlic and oil" in Catalan and Provençal. 

Nashville Hot Chicken Made with Olive Oil

Hot chicken is an iconic dish from Nashville, TN. We made it at home, with olive oil.