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The importance of master blenders in making olive oil

The importance of master blenders in making olive oil

10/30/2019
You may wonder if the trees that produce Carapelli olive oil are special, due to their extraordinary taste. The quality of the olive trees is undoubtedly important. But if an olive oil is magnificent, both in...
Are olives a fruit?

Are olives a fruit?

10/30/2019
I also used to confuse certain fruits with vegetables because of the ideas associated with each of these types of food. One of these ideas is that the taste of fruit is always sweet; an idea that is not unreasonable,...
The most delicious recipes made with infused olive oil

The most delicious recipes made with infused olive oil

10/29/2019
You already know that a good infused extra virgin olive oil can elevate your dishes to a higher level. If you still don't know how best to use this delicacy in your kitchen, today is a good day to start. Here are 3...
Can you fry chicken in olive oil?

Can you fry chicken in olive oil?

10/29/2019
Some people still believe that it's better to reserve this oil for salads and cold dishes, because they believe it loses its properties when heated and that, therefore, they would be wasting it. But nothing could be...
How can olive oil look after your defenses?

How can olive oil look after your defenses?

10/29/2019
Bringing together taste, aroma, and nutritional balance in one single dish is an art. That's why I consider Carapelli olive oil a masterpiece. Its taste is delicious and its nutritional characteristics are...
How to know if an oil is healthy

How to know if an oil is healthy

10/29/2019
For me, health is the most valuable thing. That's why I make sure that any food I eat is of the highest quality. As each product needs to meet certain requirements in order to be beneficial for health, today I have...
Is olive oil rich in antioxidants?

Is olive oil rich in antioxidants?

10/29/2019
Extra virgin olive oil has many health benefits, but are antioxidants among these benefits? Of course! In fact, they are one of the most valuable. I understand that this may be irrelevant to you if you don't know what...
Olive oil vs vegetable oil. Which is healthier?

Olive oil vs vegetable oil. Which is healthier?

10/28/2019
Olive oil is derived from the fruit of the olive tree: the olive, and thus forms part of the vegetable oil group. Originating from the vegetable kingdom, you might think that all oils belonging to this group are...
What is the acidity level of extra virgin olive oil?

What is the acidity level of extra virgin olive oil?

10/28/2019
As you well know, olive oil acidity is not related to its taste. Rather, the acidity levels determine whether or not an olive oil is of superior quality, medium quality or one that is not suitable for consumption. The...
Steps for baking bread with olive oil

Steps for baking bread with olive oil

10/28/2019
This morning was great weather for a walk, so after visiting my olive grove I decided to take a stroll through the streets of the village. As I walked and enjoyed the morning tranquility, I detected the smell of...
How to harvest olives to obtain the best oil

How to harvest olives to obtain the best oil

10/01/2019
We all like the taste of olives and olive oil. I find the whole process fascinating: from the moment when the olive tree starts sprouting its first leaves, to the time it bears its first fruits. Everything needs...
How long is olive oil good for?

How long is olive oil good for?

10/01/2019
As you already know, all food reaches a moment at which it loses its qualities. In order to know how long olive oil is good for, you need to take various factors into consideration: whether the oil has been filtered;...
How much saturated fat is in olive oil?

How much saturated fat is in olive oil?

10/01/2019
As with any oil, olive oil is composed of fatty acids. The difference between olive oil and other kinds of oil is the proportion of the types of fatty acids it contains. As you are well aware, there are two types of...
Can you fry with olive oil?

Can you fry with olive oil?

09/30/2019
We have already discussed the use of olive oil for frying. So I’m sure you will agree with me that extra virgin olive oil is the best oil you can use for frying thanks to its high stability at high temperatures. You...
Extra virgin olive oil nutrition facts

Extra virgin olive oil nutrition facts

09/30/2019
I imagine that by now you know what the benefits of consuming olive oil are. I'm not just talking about its delicious aroma, texture and flavor, but also its nutritional properties. As you are well aware, two...
What are the key ingredients of the Mediterranean diet?

What are the key ingredients of the Mediterranean diet?

09/30/2019
As you no doubt already know, the Mediterranean diet has a multitude of health benefits, especially for your cardiovascular health. I am a true lover of this diet, not just because it is healthy but also because it is...
Organic olive oil, a trend in oils on the market

Organic olive oil, a trend in oils on the market

09/27/2019
For some time now there has been more awareness of the need to care for the environment, as well as the human body. You're sure to be well acquainted with the concept of organic food, which is sometimes also referred...
Can you use olive oil in a cake?

Can you use olive oil in a cake?

09/27/2019
Many people still don’t know that there's a healthy way to prepare desserts: by using extra virgin olive oil instead of butter. You’ve most probably heard about sponge cake made with olive oil, but you can use olive...
What is the olive oil boiling point?

What is the olive oil boiling point?

09/27/2019
All liquids have a boiling point. I'm sure you have observed on countless occasions how water bubbles wrestle to the surface and then transform into steam when the water boils. Something similar to this happens with...
Is olive oil dressing good for your health?

Is olive oil dressing good for your health?

09/02/2019
After years of experience in the kitchen, I've come to the conclusion that the dressing that goes down the best and that adds the perfect touch to my dishes is olive oil dressing. Another good thing about it is that...
Is frying in olive oil healthy?

Is frying in olive oil healthy?

09/02/2019
Frying with extra virgin olive oil gives your food a very pleasant taste, as well as enriching it with its multiple properties (such as vitamins and antioxidants). There-fore, one of the main advantages offered by...
How much oleic acid is there in olive oil?

How much oleic acid is there in olive oil?

09/02/2019
As you probably know, olive oil is one of the most stable oils. This means that its oleic acid content is rather high; so high, in fact, that it is the main component of this oil. But, specifically, how much oleic...
Our best EVOO - Extra Virgin olive oils reviewed

Our best EVOO - Extra Virgin olive oils reviewed

09/02/2019
All our oils are of the highest quality, and it is hard to crown one as the best. I've been thinking about which of them could be the best EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), and after tirelessly trying all of them, I've...
Why is olive oil good for you?

Why is olive oil good for you?

09/02/2019
I imagine that, like me, you enjoy the taste of top quality extra virgin olive oil. Feeling the density, the aroma and the aftertaste that it leaves on the palate is a favorite obsession of mine. This is something...
How long does it take an olive tree to bear fruit?

How long does it take an olive tree to bear fruit?

09/02/2019
Throughout the time that we've know each other, I've written lots about virgin olive oil: its properties, how to eat it, and other interesting facts. Nevertheless, I've told you little about the plant they come from:...
What's the Difference Between virgin vs extra virgin olive oil?

What's the Difference Between virgin vs extra virgin olive oil?

08/30/2019
We all know that there are three different types of olive oil: olive oil, virgin olive oil and extra virgin olive oil. Nevertheless, not everyone knows the difference between them. If you like olive oil as much as I...
Uses of olive oil in the kitchen

Uses of olive oil in the kitchen

08/30/2019
I was thinking about the different ways olive oil can be used to prepare a wide range of dishes, and I just had to list them. I couldn't be more in favor of this product; you just have to see how versatile and healthy...
Is it good to heat up extra virgin olive oil?

Is it good to heat up extra virgin olive oil?

08/09/2019
The most common use of extra virgin olive oil is undoubtedly in its raw form; for example, it is widely used in salads, seasonings and sauces. It is rumored that this oil should not be used to cook hot dishes....
What is a ketogenic diet?

What is a ketogenic diet?

07/24/2019
One of the diets that is a huge success nowadays is known as the ketogenic diet or the keto diet. The first time that I heard about it, I was very interested: it goes against most existing diets as its key theme is...
What countries are the main producers of olive oil?

What countries are the main producers of olive oil?

06/27/2019
Olive oil is one of the main ingredients of the Mediterranean diet, and the name clearly hints at where it is produced. The territory is none other than the Mediterranean basin. But do you know which countries are the...
How many varieties of olive tree are there?

How many varieties of olive tree are there?

06/27/2019
Each gender, over the years, has adapted to be in the optimal conditions to survive. Thanks to that, we can enjoy a great wealth of olive trees.
Olive oil calories and nutritional information

Olive oil calories and nutritional information

06/26/2019
I believe it is essential to know what I'm eating, particularly where packaged products are concerned. Healthy eating is paramount. As you are also interested in what you're consuming, I want to tell you a bit about...
Why is extra virgin olive oil healthy?

Why is extra virgin olive oil healthy?

06/26/2019
The topic of extra virgin olive oil came up when I was at lunch recently. Everyone I was there with knew that olive oil was healthy, but they didn't all know the reasons why. That left me thinking, and I decided it...
Are black olives healthy?

Are black olives healthy?

06/26/2019
I am sure at some point you have been curious as to why there are two types of olives: green and black. When I first started getting acquainted with Mediterranean cuisine, it was one of the first questions I had. I...
When should you use extra virgin olive oil?

When should you use extra virgin olive oil?

06/25/2019
As you know, extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest and most delicious olive oil there is. Adding this type of olive oil to my meals is one of the things I most enjoy in life. With that in mind, today I'd like to...
Is olive oil good for cooking?

Is olive oil good for cooking?

06/25/2019
That's right, dear Reader. As well as being the most delicious oil available, it is also one of the healthiest, whether raw or cooked. Personally, I cook daily with this type of oil to help me stay healthy and keep in...
How to infuse olive oil

How to infuse olive oil

06/25/2019
I love all aspects of the taste of olive oil: whether natural, aromatic or infused. I'm sure you feel the same way. Whilst natural olive oil is the taste of family tradition, an aromatic or infused oil completely...
Complete Mediterranean diet food list

Complete Mediterranean diet food list

06/24/2019
It has been known for several years now that the Mediterranean diet is the best diet there is. It's true, we all understand this, but do you know which foods feature in the Mediterranean diet and why they are so...
Does olive oil contain Vitamin E?

Does olive oil contain Vitamin E?

05/23/2019
Olive oil, which I use for cooking on a daily basis, is one of the most complete foods around. For instance, it's rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants. But what many people wonder (that may include you) is...
What does cold pressed olive oil really mean?

What does cold pressed olive oil really mean?

05/23/2019
In the world of olive oil we often hear the expression 'cold pressed' or 'cold extracted'. But as consumers we may not really understand what this means. As a result, doubts may arise on whether it is good quality or...
Characteristics that make Carapelli different

Characteristics that make Carapelli different

05/22/2019
I'm glad you've come here. You are most likely a regular consumer of extra virgin olive oil or are starting to get used to liquid gold. Today I'll speak about the characteristics that make Carapelli's EVOO different....
What makes the Mediterranean diet so healthy?

What makes the Mediterranean diet so healthy?

05/22/2019
I'm not the only one saying it. Expert nutritionists all over the world acknowledge the fact that the Mediterranean diet is perfect for our health. We find extra virgin olive oil at the core of this culinary lifestyle...
How to use extra virgin olive oil when you're cooking

How to use extra virgin olive oil when you're cooking

05/22/2019
I enjoy cooking at home, more and more every day. I follow the traditional recipes from my family and (provided I can and know how to) try to give them a personal touch or make inroads into modern cuisine. Surely you...
How many calories do olives have?

How many calories do olives have?

05/22/2019
Olives are a classic in the Mediterranean cuisine. Both for consumption and for producing olive oil. In these days we want to take care of ourselves with a healthy diet and we want to know about our calorie intake....
Is it safe to cook with olive oil?

Is it safe to cook with olive oil?

05/13/2019
I'm sure that, just like me, you love to cook, trying out new products and flavors, creating dishes using the ingredients at hand in your refrigerator … Now it's normal for you to wonder at times whether it's safe to...
7 tips to thoroughly enjoy your extra virgin olive oil

7 tips to thoroughly enjoy your extra virgin olive oil

05/13/2019
On many occasions I have commented that extra virgin olive oil is the star product in the Mediterranean diet, thanks to its long list of benefits. However, just as with any other food, we need to consider a few...
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: the most common aromas and flavors

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: the most common aromas and flavors

05/13/2019
As I have already written in the lines making up this blog, there are many different olive varieties. As you are aware, this leads to a number of different nuances in the world of EVOO. I have not yet written about...
Eight health benefits of the Mediterranean diet

Eight health benefits of the Mediterranean diet

05/13/2019
Flavor, health, variety … The Mediterranean diet enjoys worldwide fame thanks to all the culinary possibilities it allows and the many different foods it comprises, and extra virgin olive oil just happens to be its...
What is the extraction process used to obtain olive oil?

What is the extraction process used to obtain olive oil?

05/13/2019
Oil freaks such as you and I are always eager to learn new details of how the liquid gold we cherish makes it to our table. In the next few lines I will tell you about the extraction process used to obtain olive oil....
The most common defects in olive oil

The most common defects in olive oil

05/10/2019
As with any food, when it comes to olive oil you and I always look for top quality. It is essential to know when a product is in better or poorer condition, but the fact is that with liquid gold it is not always easy...
The different types of olive oil

The different types of olive oil

05/10/2019
Picture going to the supermarket to buy groceries for the week with a list of everything you need. You've written down 'Oil'. Then you reach the aisle and find a wide array of different varieties of olive oil. Right...
Smoothies with extra virgin olive oil: tasty and healthy

Smoothies with extra virgin olive oil: tasty and healthy

03/21/2019
I think you would agree with me if I said that the food you eat is the first way to take care of your health. Over the last few months I have written at length about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Today,...
The art of Italian cuisine: a tasting filled with mastery

The art of Italian cuisine: a tasting filled with mastery

03/13/2019
It is impressive how the typical foods of a small corner of the planet have gradually extended throughout the world. Virtually anywhere you go you will find typical Italian dishes such as pizza, pasta and lasagna....
The most common mistakes when using and conserving olive oil

The most common mistakes when using and conserving olive oil

03/06/2019
Extra virgin olive oil is the main pillar of the Mediterranean diet and we should take care of it the way it deserves. Such a valuable product is worth our attention both when conserving it and when using it for...
Olive varieties: the raw materials of the Master Blenders

Olive varieties: the raw materials of the Master Blenders

03/01/2019
In the heart of Tuscany, where the Mediterranean Sea nurtures olive groves with its climate, the wisdom of the world of olive oil has been handed down from one generation to the next. Nowadays the Master Blenders are...
Is a bitter, spicy extra virgin olive oil a poor quality product?

Is a bitter, spicy extra virgin olive oil a poor quality product?

02/14/2019
The answer is no. It may occur that the spicy and slightly bitter taste you get from extra virgin (always extra virgin) oil can lead to confusion, but it's actually something that attests to the good quality of the...
Olive oil in molecular cuisine: from tradition to innovation

Olive oil in molecular cuisine: from tradition to innovation

01/30/2019
All the tradition that goes into olive oil extraction is perfectly supplemented by maximum culinary innovation. From a product with centuries of history behind it, our liquid gold, to techniques born just a few...
How to present food on dishes or how to make a plate masterpiece

How to present food on dishes or how to make a plate masterpiece

01/25/2019
Creativity on a dish is an invitation for the senses. It is part of culinary enjoyment: it raises your expectations before taking choice morsels to your mouth. For me it is of the utmost importance when entertaining...
A route through Tuscany: 23 unmissable places to visit

A route through Tuscany: 23 unmissable places to visit

01/08/2019
Cast away your watch, your worries and the incoming messages on your Smartphone. Brush everything aside because today you and I are going on a tour around Tuscany. No rush, no schedule. Time to drift along the hills,...
How to decorate your Christmas table and surprise your family

How to decorate your Christmas table and surprise your family

12/21/2018
I adore Christmas. I love the fact that the family gets together to tell stories about the past year and disclose their wishes for the next 365 days. It's a day of celebration in which everything has to be special. An...
All about olive oil

All about olive oil

12/10/2018
There are many questions that may arise regarding olive oil. It is a natural product that has been highly prized since time immemorial. Today is the right time to sit down with you and answer the most frequent...
Everything you should know about olive trees: characteristics and interesting facts

Everything you should know about olive trees: characteristics and interesting facts

12/03/2018
After many months being cared for, olive trees give back all the love in the form of olives. Well into the fall, the harvest begins of the fruit of the olive tree, a strong tree allowing many intelligent procedures...
Four recipes to make the most of your Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Four recipes to make the most of your Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

11/23/2018
I have to admit that I indulge in spending time enjoying a good recipe with the best products. I lack the words to describe the pleasure I feel. I can't find in language a way to express what it is to feel flavor. It...
What you need to know about choosing extra virgin olive oil before you buy it

What you need to know about choosing extra virgin olive oil before you buy it

11/13/2018
Choosing the perfect extra virgin olive oil for your kitchen is not as simple as it may seem. Versatile flavor, different aromas, different degrees of spiciness and fruitiness, filtered or unfiltered … In the...
21st Century Artisans: the new masters

21st Century Artisans: the new masters

10/19/2018
There was a time when I thought craftsmanship was fading away. I saw it as being more industrial, colder, less romantic, less creative, not so different. That was my perception. Lately, however, I have come to realize...
The art of being a foodie: How to take pictures of food for Instagram

The art of being a foodie: How to take pictures of food for Instagram

10/11/2018
We love pictures of food. We indulge in artistically sharing what we are about to devour. I have a soft spot for these types of pictures. Photographs taken with a cell phone can be very creative and yummy. That’s why...
Carapelli Organic: the Extra Virgin Olive Oil that prevails in oil tastings

Carapelli Organic: the Extra Virgin Olive Oil that prevails in oil tastings

10/03/2018
"Punchy and peppery and well-balanced” or “it has a robust nutty, peppery taste, so it pairs well with beef or bitter salad greens.” These are the words used by independent media, specifically by Eco News and GH Lab,...
An olive tree as an ornamental plant

An olive tree as an ornamental plant

09/25/2018
It may be strange for you to see a potted olive tree. Believe me, it’s a growing trend. It’s characteristic green color makes it a rising stock for interior design. I’ve had quite a few olive trees at home for several...
How to delight your friends with the best brunch

How to delight your friends with the best brunch

09/17/2018
Today I’m writing from the quaint garden of my home in the warm summer of Tuscany. This weekend I’ve invited some of my closest friends to drop by for a brunch right here. They’re my chosen company and they deserve...
Extra virgin olive oil: the most natural way to enjoy taking care of yourself

Extra virgin olive oil: the most natural way to enjoy taking care of yourself

08/01/2018
Extra virgin olive oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet. This is not something you don’t already know. Not only does it blend perfectly with so many products—olive oil also comprises a long list of good...
Haute cuisine, travel and friends: the perfect recipe

Haute cuisine, travel and friends: the perfect recipe

07/26/2018
The experiences we can derive from food, sharing moments with our friends, opening our minds… adding up memories with those we love is something more and more people choose to do. Food, travel and friends are the...
How to boost creativity in the kitchen: turn your cooking into an art form

How to boost creativity in the kitchen: turn your cooking into an art form

07/19/2018
The ephemeral is also art. There is no reason why a creation must necessarily endure physically over time.
The highest quality olive oil as the core of everything

The highest quality olive oil as the core of everything

06/18/2018
I’ve just got home and run straight to my desk. I was in urgent need of paper and a pen to tell you about everything I’ve learnt today… everything I’ve managed to confirm.
Mastery speaking: Welcome

Mastery speaking: Welcome

05/28/2018
These first lines are the start of a love story. Of an unforgettable trip full of passion and heritage. You are here because I have plenty to show you.
Oleoturism: Total Immersion in Liquid Gold

Oleoturism: Total Immersion in Liquid Gold

05/23/2018
Create memories, build experiences, savor tradition. Just imagine a weekend in Tuscany surrounded by olive trees.
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