Pleasures

Signature recipe: Chocolate bread pudding with evoo

Marisa Iocco, chef and owner of Spiga Ristorante in Boston, offers us a typically American dessert, very popular and now considered so familiar that it cannot be taken off the menu, as much as it is required. The same dessert was proposed during the communication and training project held at the end of 2019 in Boston, Providence and New York, organized by the quality consortia of extra virgin olive oils Ceq Italia and, for Spain, by QvExtra! with the support of the European Union.

Marisa Iocco

Ten years of Olio Officina

Olio Officina was set up by the blendmaster Luigi Caricato in 2010, with the express intention of contributing to a radical change in a sector such as olive oil which generally keeps itself to itself, unwilling to try out cross-disciplinary approaches and reluctant to introduce change. Timeline of a cultural project (illustrated in broad brushstrokes)

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Eight editions plus another in the pipeline

HISTORY OF THE HAPPENING. Each edition of Olio Officina Festival has had an area dedicated to meditating and theorizing

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Of oil and other condiments. For the palate & the mind

An original, unusual way of telling the story, from every point of view, of an as yet unexplored world

Maria Carla Squeo


‘Tis all a festival

Synopsis and history of Olio Officina Festival’s eight editions (plus one more in the pipeline)

Luigi Caricato

The Forme dell’Aceto 2020, participates in the competition

Contest is very important because it helps to highlight a product that is too often underestimated

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How to communicate the qualities

New languages are needed to communicate sensorial and nutritional values of high-quality extra virgin olive oil, now a universal trend spreading from Italy is rippling throughout the world. This is what emerged in the round table organized by CEQ at Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan in the frame of the Olio Officina Festival

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Riviera Ligure Dop Experience

A pilot tourism project promoted by the PDO Riviera Ligure Olive Oil Consortium, designed by Ligucibario® and marketed by Volver Tour Liguria. The project connects the region’s coastal and inner areas, treasure troves of biodiversity and healthy Mediterranean fare as well as the ideal destinations of quality, sustainable, slow tourism.

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World Olive Day at IOC

Today we move onto a new phase in our development that brings us to answer the question so often brought to us: why the IOC? Aside from its role of safeguarding quality and standards, the IOC is above all a hotbed of over a thousand specialists and experts in the field of olive-growing. Researchers, engineers, economists, chemists, tasters, nutritionists, statisticians…

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The first edition of the Le Forme dell’Aceto contest

The Contest aims at raising awareness in companies on the importance of vinegar care and packaging. Companies should constantly strive to improve the quality of their products, not only vinegar-wise, but also in terms of packaging, so that consumers consider both raw material quality and packaging appearance and functional features when making a purchase decision

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Terroir Tuscany: rural logic. Program Itinerary

Turning traditional techniques into future innovations. Set in the heart of rural Tuscany at the beautiful Castello di Potentino, this week-long culinary retreat unites world-renowned chefs with ancient Etruscan food and farming practices to build a modern understanding of how we can apply traditional wisdom in innovative ways to modern food systems. The tour is led by Terroir Hospitality’s Arlene Stein and Castello di Potentino’s Charlotte Horton, and includes guest talks and workshops hosted by internationally acclaimed chefs and gastronomy experts.

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Terroir Tuscany: rural logic

This week-long culinary retreat unites world-renowned chefs with ancient Etruscan food and farming practices to build a modern understanding of how we can apply traditional wisdom in innovative new ways to modern food systems. The tour is led by Terroir Hospitality’s Arlene Stein and Castello di Potentino’s Charlotte Horton, and includes guest talks and workshops hosted by internationally acclaimed chefs and gastronomy experts.

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Novelty in the 7th WOOE

The biggest international fair devoted to the olive oil closes its seventh edition with an attendance of almost 4,000 professionals from the sector. Business, new trade opportunities, debate, trends, innovation and networking: the keys to success of the World Olive Oil Exhibition

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Top quality olive oils

WOOE. The World Olive Oil Exhibition will be held on the 21st and 22nd of March 2018 at Madrid’s IFEMA The US companies will be the key players of the 2018 World Olive Oil Exhibition. Interview with Maria Reyes: "There should be a verification process in order to ensure that what is being placed on the shelf is what the label says it is. The consumers play a large role in this and have demonstrated that they are willing to pay more for a quality product"

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The meeting place for olive oil professionals

The World Olive Oil Exhibition announces its program of tasting sessions and conferences which will be held on the coming 21st and 22nd of march 2018 at Madrid's Ifema. Perceived as a fundamental pillar of the sector, the Wooe will once again become the main forum for debate and analysis for the sector, with a vast program of conferences, tasting sessions and masterclasses that are even better than the previous ones

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The Festival through images

The seventh edition ended of Olio Officina Festival in Milan. Before using words, here are the numerous highlights of the happening through pictures. Photos by Massimiliano Bordignon, Gianfranco Maggio, Nicola Morabito

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OOF 2018 is getting closer

I am a tree. This is the main theme of the seventh edition of Olio Officina Festival, which will be held from 1st to 3rd February 2018, once again, in the halls of Milan historic Palazzo delle Stelline. The postcard and poster have been designed by artist Doriano Strologo, from the Italian region of Marche

Maria Carla Squeo

Ravioli with Garda extra virgin olive oil stuffing and black olive charcoals

Extra Virgin Garda DOP olive oil’s distinctive traits are its naturally delicate flavor and its elegance. At the taste it can be recognized for harmony or its organoleptic notes and for the light and balanced aromas: the scents of fresh grass, aromatic herbs, hay and artichoke, together with the typical almond aftertaste, make it unique. Recipe by chef Carlo Bresciani

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Antico Borgo, the scent and flavours of the Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino trine

A Tuscan PGI oil made by Terre dell’Etruria, a farming cooperative society that has invested all it has on its members, expertly helping and guiding them towards quality and success. The most impressive features of this extra virgin oil, flavour apart, are its remarkable quality/price ratio and extraordinary yield

Luigi Caricato


My name is Italo

An extra virgin olive oil from Abruzzo, made from blending oils of five olive cultivars, including the widely acclaimed Dritta. A soft oil, full of fruity attributes that give it body and personality. Versatile, with a great quality-price ratio and excellent dressing efficiency, it bears the signature of Fattoria del Torquato

Luigi Caricato


Glass Pack 2017

Advertorial. A fair entirely dedicated to the personalisation of glass packaging. The first European Fair entirely dedicated to glass containers for foods, beverages and liquors will be held at the Fiera (Fairground) in Pordenone on 8th June

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Salvagno’s outstanding Grignano single-varietal oil

In Italy, and more precisely in the countryside surrounding Nesente Valpantena, near Verona, the feather in the cap of this ancient oil-making family is an extra virgin oil of which only very few bottles are made, because it is produced from a variety of olives growing only in a very limited territory. A unique and truly-deserving sensory experience.

Luigi Caricato


A delightful Tunisian oil

Imperialis is the oil that stole the limelight at the 2017 Le Forme dell'Olio Award. Its producers are the Bichiou family from Hammamet, who sell it under the Tanit Mediterraneum brand. We were pleasantly surprised by its taste. An extra virgin olive oil both powerful and elegant, made from Chemlali and Chetoui olives

Luigi Caricato


Great expectations for the WOOE

Special report on the WOOE. On March 29th and 30th, Madrid will host the sixth World Olive Oil Exhibition. An event devoted to premium olive oils, with the most illustrious representatives of the oil-making art world-wide. A festival open to every enterprise, large and small

Maria Carla Squeo


The USA olive oil market

Special report on the WOOE, with interviews. Madrid is hosting the sixth World Olive Oil Exhibition on March 29th and 30th. What is the latest news from the global olive oil industry? Here is the opinion of James Otte from La Tienda, a major US olive oil importer

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Market analysis

Special report on the WOOE, with interviews. Madrid is hosting the sixth World Olive Oil Exhibition on March 29th and 30th. What is the latest news from the global olive oil industry? Here is the opinion of Ana Isabel Hernández, imports manager of the American company Tama Corporation

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The key challenges

Special report on the WOOE, with interviews. Madrid is hosting the sixth World Olive Oil Exhibition on March 29th and 30th. What is the latest news from the global olive oil industry? Here is the opinion of Juan Vilar, professor at the University of Jaén and an international expert in the Olive Oil Economy

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The olive oil expert and grafting

Poste Italiane will once again be one of the leading protagonists of the Olio Officina Festival, now at its sixth edition. The Italian Post Office is presenting two stamp cancels, depicting respectively an oleologist or oil specialist and an example of grafting, an agricultural technique that promises success against the perilous bacterium Xylella fastidiosa

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High quality at the 2017 OOF

Select extra virgin olive oils abolish the conventional geographical borders and trace new ones. Two consortiums, Italian and Spanish, will be present at the sixth Olio Officina Festival in Milan. Special guests on February 3 are two leading protagonists of the premium olive oil supply chain: Ceq and QV Extra

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