November 3, 2008

Extra Virgins!



We are doing the new oil dance here!!!

Since I brought back my 5 liters from Sicily
and just got another liter from my neighbors,

IT IS TIME TO CELELBRATE.




Whenever new foods come into season,
there is always a festival to celebrate
called a sagra.

But why wait?

The best way to enjoy the "peppery-bite" of new oil
is simply on toasted bread, rubbed with garlic
and sprinkled with sea salt.

Called fettunta in Florence,
fette-slice.... unta-greasy.

Have plenty of napkins ready!

New oil is perfect on:

hot Tuscan beans
grilled steak
twice-cooked veggies
orange salad with fennel and black olives

ice cream????

so i hear, will try and let you know!

what do you do with your new oil?



6 comments:

  1. Hello! We just returned to Chicago after spending a week in Panzano. We brought back 8 bottles of new oil! It's so good! My husband just called me to tell me that we've used up half a bottle and he's worried that we'll run out before too long.

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  2. once you have had new oil, it is hard to go back.
    Most of my clients get about 20 liters per year shipped.

    saving it for the drizzling oil!

    Judy

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  3. What wonderful tales of Sicily..reminds me of our holiday in 2006.

    We are going to Liguria next week for 10 days..but I am going to miss the Olive festival :-(..but if the weather is bad , it will be on when I am there..don't want bad weather for the locals, but I would like to see it ..

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  4. Oh how I wish I could be part of making the oil and collecting the olives during this season like my friends in Frosinone. I sooo want to move there; I have always felt it's where I belong. Just go back from a month in Italy and I am homesick to come back.

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  5. Rebecca6:50 PM

    I am so envious of your haul. Can you suggest anyone selling evoo online?

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  6. Rebecca- email me for more info on oil.
    I have lots if friends that ship!

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