North American Olive Oil Association Blog

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.

The not-so-secret organization that is testing America’s olive oil

Diane Rehm, on her radio show last week, asked her guest if there were “secret agents going into grocery stores and testing out what's in a bottle labeled extra virgin?”

Simon Field to Present Tasting Skills at the Olive Oil Conference

Simon Field, founder of Savantes, will be a presenter at the Olive Oil Conference in the Chicago area July 18th through July 20th,  2016.  

Olive Oil and Healthy Eating [video]

Many health conditions can be prevented or even improved through a good diet. Heart disease, diabetes and inflammation are common health issues that lead to increased risk of stroke, heart attack, cancer and arthritis. 

Olive Oil 101

Here's a visual guide to buying, storing and purchasing olive oil.