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What makes a Virgin Extra Virgin

12 May 2016 15:40:19

Just getting ready to go off to the Kerrygold Litfest at Ballymaloe next weekend – where they’ve asked me to wax lyrical and scandalous on olive oil – ‘What makes a Virgin Extra Virgin’…..so I’ve been looking through some of the great food writers on what they have to say about olive oil.

Marcella Hazan writing in the 1970s (Classic Italian Cookbooks) is very simple about it: ‘Think of olive oil as the juice of a fruit. It should have the colour, fragrance and, above all, taste of the olive it comes from…… Where olive oil is part of the flavour of the dish, obviously the poorer the oil, the poorer will be the dish.

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Posted in News By Natalie Wheen

Lab tests have just come in for this year's oils in AVLAKI's portfolio: acidity 0.2, 0.35, 0.38 - and verified 'Extra Virgin' with full chemical and organoleptic analysis by the International Olive Oil Council approved lab in Athens. Hurrah! VERY important these days when so much of so-called cheap 'Extra Virgin' on sale in the shops is far from extra-virgin, nearly always very nasty tasting, even rancid, and is often discovered to have other oils in the bottle that have never seen an olive.

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Avlaki Superb Organic Olive Oils

25 Dec 2015 15:01:05

Christmas Day in the olive groves: clear blue sky, bright bright sun, T-shirt weather and the sea smooth as glass just below us. A fabulous harvest so far, with really good quality oil - the bonus for the really hard work to get in the crop. But that's December for us every year. We just hope now that the wind and cold doesn't blow in too soon from the north east to catch the rest of the crop still on the trees. Last year, everything froze solid on December 30th. So hold thumbs for us that it holds off till then or after - at least until we're well finished.

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