North American Olive Oil Association Blog

Olive oil extraction

Contrary to popular belief, olive oil is not typically "pressed". Rather, the oil is extracted from olives using modern equipment. Contemporary olive oil extraction processes result in higher quality olive oil and better yields from the fruit. Read on to learn more about how olive oil is extracted.

Roasting Whole Cauliflower

Whole roasted cauliflower has been appearing on trendy restaurant menus. Gorgeously crusted on the outside, tender on the inside, this visually striking preparation of cauliflower is popular among chefs for a host of reasons: it’s budget-friendly, ridiculously simple to make, and guaranteed to impress guests either as a main dish or a side. 

Easter Bread with Olive Oil

This traditional bread is served throughout the Mediterranean for Easter.  In Italy, they call it Pane di Pasqua; in Spain, Mona de Pascua; and in Greece, they call it Tsoureki. Learn how to make this sweet treat.

Olive Oil Matzo

Olive oil is the perfect cooking oil for all your Passover cooking. All extra virgin olive oils are Kosher for Passover, as long as it bears the appropriate symbol. For an extra treat, try this recipe for homemade matzo.