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How to choose olive oil

Manufacturer, color, freshness and shelf life, packaging and, of course, price - these are the indicators by which we usually choose food. What you should actually pay attention to when choosing olive oil: The best olive oil is produced and bottled in the same region. The IGP marking on the label means that the olive was pressed in one country and...

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How to taste olive oil

Olive tree comes in many varieties, and also grows in different areas of the Mediterranean. Each olive variety has its own unique fruits, which give particular chemical properties to olive oil. This valuable freshly squeezed juice from olives also has organoleptic properties. In other words, each oil has an indicator of the absence of unpleasant odors and flavors. If the...

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Olive as symbol of Spanish fertility

As you know, Spain is a world leader in the production of table olives and olives, high-quality olive oil. In this country, the largest number of olive trees grows - about 300 million. A huge range of aromas and flavors of olive oil gives rise to a wide variety of varieties of olives. They are grown in regions with different...

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Olive eyes

The most beautiful eyes are the smiling ones. But what if they are also of an unusual color? Olive eyes are quite rare. According to studies conducted in the USA, only 16-17% of people have a similar shade. It has been repeatedly noted that the owners of this color and shade of the eyes are self-confident and aggressive. Such people...

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Festival of olives

Did you know that the largest festival of olives and olive oil in Europe takes place in early November and it's time to plan a trip? Each autumn, the Las Jornadas del Olivar y el Aceite Olive and Olive Oil Festival is held in the Spanish city of Baena in Andalucia. Thus, here everyone unanimously marks the end of the harvest...

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When and where did paella come up

Paella dates back to the 15th century, and comes from the east coast of the country, from the Valencia region. In the swampy fields near Lake Albufera, the Spaniards grew rice for centuries, and it was their staple food in the Middle Ages. Now, of course, the classic recipe has undergone many modifications, but the sunny Spanish flavor remains unchanged. Now...

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Van Gogh’s olive groves

On July 29, 1890, one of the greatest creators of mankind Vincent Van Gogh passed away. Not many people know that in his last years of creativity he painted 18 landscapes with olive trees. One can only assume that his restless soul acquired peace and rest when he worked on these landscapes.  Olive tree has a unique noble beauty that...

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Three places in Madrid with real paella

1) Socarratt (Calle San Marcos, 2) Inexpensive cafe for every day, where everything is managed by two chefs from Valencia. In addition to the traditional ryla valenciana with chicken, rabbit, artichokes and green beans, there is a large selection of Spanish rice dishes, including vegetarian. A portion of paella costs 8-9 €. 2) La Baracca (Calle de la Reina, 29) The family restaurant...