All About Spanish Olive Oil

The longer I live in Spain, the more essential olive oil is becoming in my daily life. I douse my toast with it for breakfast, swirl it over my salad for lunch and begin practically every recipe with it for dinner. In the country where people consume more than 2.5 gallons of olive...
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The 10 Commandments of the Mediterranean Diet in Spain

Everyone, it seems, is raging about the Mediterranean Diet. Headlines splash my newsfeed praising it for lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, depression, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s–not to mention its fame as a way to lose weight. But what about the people who were following the Mediterranean Diet before following the Mediterranean Diet was cool...
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Spanish Olive Oil Cake with Lemon and Almonds

My favorite summer cake recipe, this Spanish olive oil cake with lemon and almonds is easy and delicious. My favorite olive oil cakes are moist and rich, usually combined with citrus and bursting with flavor. Sometimes I add in fruit like apples or grapes, or top my olive oil...
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Visiting the World’s Oldest Olive Trees

“If these olive trees could talk, they’d have a lot to say,” explained our guide Augustin as we made our way through the arid olive groves of the Finca del Arión. And he’s right– according to local experts the local millennium olive tree groves in north eastern Spain are home to some very...
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Spanish Olive Oil 101 & Where to Buy

One of the best food experiences we had in 2012 was definitely our trip to Jaén to learn all about the extra virgin olive oils produced in the region. It was an intense two days of Spanish olive oil 101, but we loved every minute of it! We didn’t...
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