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Truffles: Answers to 5 of the Most Common Questions

When it comes to esteemed foods, few hold a candle to truffles. The subterranean fungi are held in high regard, with an equally high price tag, as a prized ingredient among 5-star restaurants and culinary experts. But what’s the big deal? They’re just mushrooms after all. Truffles have earned their reputation for their limited availability …

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Apricot and Granny Smith Apple Balsamic Ice Cream in 5 Simple Steps

Ice cream is an ideal anytime dessert or special treat. While chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry seem to dominate menus and grocery store shelves, there are plenty of less “mainstream” flavors that don’t quite get the attention they deserve. Enter apricot ice cream with a balsamic twist. This amazing recipe combines the sweetness of fresh apricot …

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The Olive Bar Campbell CA Mediterranean Diet Rich in Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lowers Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes

Mediterranean Diet Rich in Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lowers Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes

In the February 13, 2013 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists report that a Mediterranean diet that’s high in Extra Virgin Olive Oil to be among the most potent allies in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The study found that among subjects who were following a Mediterranean diet high …

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The Olive Bar Campbell CA Try Substituting Butter With Olive Oil in Your Baked Goods

Try Substituting Butter With Olive Oil in Your Baked Goods

Why Should You Try Substituting Butter with Olive Oil in Your Favorite Recipes? For moist and even-textured baked goods, substitute mild-flavored olive oil in place of butter or margarine. Olive oil adds a light, delicious taste to cakes, bread, and muffins. To make the switch to olive oil, just use our Olive Oil Baking Conversion …

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Olive Oil Flavor Profiles

CHOOSING THE RIGHT OIL WHEN THEY ALL TASTE THE SAME The flavor is largely overlooked by consumers, primarily because of the limited number of olive oil choices usually available. Olives are a seasonal crop. Olives for making oil are harvested slightly later than table olives for reasons relating to yield and flavor. The olive oil …

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Organic Olive Oil: Is It Better?

It is certainly possible and indeed desirable to produce certified organic olive oil that is at once high quality and reasonably priced. It should be emphasized that the US government makes no comment and takes no position whatsoever as to the relative benefits or harm that organic products may possess. The official US government position …

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Seared Albacore Tuna Loin with Olive Oil Cherry Tomato Caper Compote

Fresh tuna, unlike that which we are accustomed to eating from a can, is delicate in flavor, and meaty.  It is not fishy or strong.  It’s a real treat to be able to work with ingredients so fresh and amazing.  And unlike massive, older tuna, young, small tuna such as this does not pose the …

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Quick Zucchini using Tuscan Herb Oil

Ingredients: 3 large zucchini 1 1/2 Tbl. Tuscan Herb olive oil 3 Tbl/ freshly grated Parmesan cheeseDirections: Preheat broiler. Parboil zucchini until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer to baking sheet and halve lengthwise.  Dot with oil and sprinkle cheese, salt and pepper.  Place under broiler until lightly golden and bubbly.

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