EVOO Journal

Winter Ham & Bean Soup

Ah January and February in Italy. It’s cold. It’s gray. It’s rainy and snowy, and what makes me happy? Well, other than a fire going all day long? SOUP. On repeat. This isn’t just soup season; it’s High Soup Season. I want to feel cozy, and nothing gives me that sensation quite like a savory,

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Marco’s Famous Lasagna

Marco makes a mean lasagna. He only had to make it once for my family before everyone started requesting it every Christmas. Recently, we got slew of requests asking for the recipe.

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The Bottle

Not far from us lies the village of Deruta. Deruta is a small medieval hilltop town in Umbria famous for its ceramic tradition, which dates back to the 12th century. About six months ago, we began working with one of the most renowned artisans in the area to develop a custom cruet for Olivando. We

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Spiced Olive Oil Persimmon Muffins

Amanda’s take on James Beard’s Persimmon Bread Yes, I know. I didn’t write that title without weight. Who the hell am I to re-write the recipe of a master?! Well, I don’t claim to be a chef, and I’m certainly no James Beard, but listen to me when I tell you that I made this

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Zuppa alla Frantoiana

It’s Fall, y’all. Soup season is officially here. Time to get cozy. Zuppa alla Frantoiana, aka the olive maker’s soup, is everything you want in a veggie stew. It’s hearty, creamy, and packed full of nutritious autumn veggies.

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A Trip to the Perugia Farmers’ Market

Is there anything better than a good farmer’s market? The colorful displays of fruit and veg, the producers’ enthusiasm. Market day gives me that kid in a candy store kind of feeling. You best believe it’s my favorite day of the week.

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Skillet Roasted Tomatoes

These skillet roasted tomatoes are spicy, jammy, & full of umami. This recipe is from our friends Filippo & Katy, who live on the mountain next to ours.

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Herbed Whipped Ricotta

Fluffy, creamy herbed whipped ricotta is always a hundred points. The delicate whey curds of ricotta make a fantastic base for all kinds of flavors and layers. Served with Olivando, it’s sure to win over your dinner guests.

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quick pickles

Summer Quick Pickles Recipe

In the next installation of our Summer Recipe Series, I’m taking a trip down memory lane. When I was a child, we ate quick pickles throughout the summer. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s super simple. No special equipment or sterilization required!

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How to Make Labneh Yogurt Cheese

Labneh is a creamy strained yogurt cheese originating from the Levant which is commonly found in Middle Eastern dishes. Making it couldn’t be easier. There are only two main ingredients: whole milk yogurt and salt.

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Panzanella with Tomato Vinaigrette

Panzanella is a centuries-old recipe that dates back to the Middle Ages. It’s the perfect combination of fresh, crisp summer vegetables, tangy vinegar, and herbaceous, grassy olive oil. It was so beloved that it was enshrined by the Florentine Renaissance painter Agnolo di Cosimo’s poem ” Il lode delle cipolle,” or “An ode to onions.”

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