March 2009


Olio Verde al Limone

Olio Verde al Limone

More inspiration in a bottle!  The arrival of Olio Verde al Limone at Olio2go was enough to change our dinner plans.  Suddenly inspired by a fresh new flavor, the simplest cheese ravioli set the stage for this lemony goodness.  Each pasta bowl was filled with a few ravioli, a dollop of ricotta, a drizzle of Olio Verde lemon oil, and a dusting of freshly ground sea salt and pepper. More ethereal than a squeeze of lemon, “al Limone” brought forth clear flavors demonstrating that the simplest presentations can result in the most satisfying of meals.

With a salad of field greens (in a bowl rubbed with garlic and tossed with Santisi Novello (that 750 ml bottle lasts a long time!), Manicardi 12, and freshly ground salt and pepper). All this meal needed was a little plate of cookies and a bowl of fruit for dessert.

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Dream of Italy

Samples copies of the Dream of Italy Newsletter, being shipped with all packages from Olio2g0.

Open the box, slice some bread, pour some wine, pour a great extra virgin olive oil, and read about Italy! We can provide the olive oil and reading material. The wine is up to you!

I tried the new Santisi Novello last night. First, in a shot glass, and also with dinner — salad, sauteed onions and peppers, and hot sausage. It worked well with all.
My impressions: a good novello with the right characteristics–unfiltered, “thick”, very herbaceous, and a full blend of flavors–including the peppery finish. It was perfect for the rustic meal it accompanied.

Another great extra virgin at Olio2go!

 

La Cucina Italiana, March/April 2009

La Cucina Italiana, March/April 2009

The March/April issue of La Cucina Italiana features a major article on Balsamics, entitled, The Truth About Balsamico. This authoritative features reviews the lengthy production process and six recipes (fish, live, duck, and veal) over an extensive 10 pages. A notable quote: “Aceto Balsamico tradizionale is the pinnacle of all vinegars: It’s produced by hand in small quantities, using methods that are hundreds of years old, has the consistency of maple syrup and can cost anywhere from $150 to $400 for a 3.4 ounce bottle”.

At Olio2go, we’ll only take issue with the pricing. Our tradizionales are competitively priced and available for $119.95 to $205.95.

Linda and Michael, founders of Il Chiostro

Linda and Michael, founders of Il Chiostro

I recently had the opportunity to re-connect with Linda Mironti, a childhood friend from upstate New York. At Olio2go, we’re pleased to be able to share our connection with Linda and her adventure in Italy. Linda has created a wonderful business, Il Chiostro,  creating arts workshops across Italy. Pick your passion: painting, writing, photography, cooking, and gather with a small group for a week in Italy. Tuscany, Sorrento, Venice, all great locations! Even better, the various groups share dinners, making for a fascinating way to travel and share with new and old friends. They’ll make sure you taste some great olive oil, too. Take a look at the schedule and don’t miss the captivating video!