Recipe of the month

Mussels cooked in a green olive, Serrano ham and white wine sauce is this month’s recipe pick! Serve with lots of fresh bread to soak up the sauce.

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Health & Wellbeing

Not only do olives taste delicious, but they also have excellent nutritional qualities, are easy to digest due to their high fibre content and contain plenty of minerals and nutrients.

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Discover Olives

Olives are one of the few foods of the world that naturally contain four basic flavours: bitter, sweet, salty and acidic. This makes them extremely versatile for cooking and creating powerful flavours in many dishes.

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Olives have a rich history

Dating as far back as the 1st millennium BC, olives have been widely cultivated across the Mediterranean, Africa and Asia Minor for thousands of years. Olives were also historically considered as a symbol of peace, wisdom and progress.


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Olive cooking course with Omar Allibhoy in Edinburgh!

Olive cooking course with Omar Allibhoy

In December Olive it! headed to Edinburgh and hosted a once in a lifetime olive cooking course with celebrated Spanish chef, Omar Allibhoy.

The evening started with a welcoming glass of wine before Omar demonstrated how to make an unusual olive-based dessert: candied pitted olives and cherries in sweet sherry wine. The second dish showcased was a true winter warmer: queen olive-stuffed meatballs with tomato and olive sauce. Finally, the group had a go at making a coarse paté of mixed olives, manchego cheese and pistachios – perfect for pre-spring nibbles.

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An olive masterclass with the master of tapas Omar Allibhoy!

The Olive it! roadshow took place in Cardiff on 12th and 13th of November! We offered a selection of lucky winners the chance to bag places on an exclusive culinary masterclass with celebrated Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy. Hailed by Gordon Ramsay as the “Antonio Banderas of cooking”, he hosted an exclusive hands-on cookery tuition session teaching a variety of tapas inspired recipes using everyone’s favourite Mediterranean ingredient… table olives!

Learning how to use the mouth-watering flavours of olives to add a twist to everyday dishes at infamous gastronomic hotspot Giovanni’s, in the heart of Cardiff, Wales. The bespoke classes saw guests cooking up a variety of exciting dishes before sitting down to enjoy sampling a mouth-watering feast accompanied by carefully selected wines.

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