Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Olive Oil the Italian Way

Olive Oil the basis for all Italian food

In Puglia I learned how to taste olive oil, how to cook a Mediterranean diet for health and long life




The Taurino Olive Farm, located in Squinzano, has been a family operation since 1942 and is now managed by  Donato and Rosaria Taurino.   Their state of the art pressing and bottling facility can be seen on my blog on how to taste olive oil:   http://bit.ly/14osDbr   

Yle with Yltour.com took me to visit the Taurino farm on my last trip to Puglia.   As you turn into the road that leads to the main building, there are endless rows of olive trees, 60,000 +- I was told latter!  Some of the trees dated back hundreds of years.  


When you read advertisements for property in Italy you often see that the property includes vines (wine) and olive trees.    Olive oil is a staple in the Italian diet and having your own supply of olives 


Valentino is a wealth of information on Olive Oil.  I had no idea before we met that tasting olive oil was a skill and not the process of putting bread into a dish of oil!     The Taurino Farm has just launch the Oliva line of extra virgin olive oil and it is available for purchase and shipment to you.  (detail inquiries directly to Taurino's) 














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