I am delighted to announce that Olio Taibi has been invited to “As Smooth As… Olive Oil“, a tasting event organized by the Consulates of Greece, Israel and Italy. During this event we will be tasting Olio Novello, the new harvest of Olio Taibi single cultivar organic extra-virgin olive oils “Nocellara” and “BIancolilla”.

The program incudes two great talks:

The event is set to start at 3pm on Sunday, February 24, 2013, and will be held at the Maliotis Greek Cultural Center, 50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA [ website | map ]. This is a free event. Please RSVP to oliveoiligi@gmail.com.

Looking forward to seeing you then and celebrate together the wonderful world of Mediterranean Olive Oil!

As Smooth As Olive OIl

 

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PS It Matters: together we can beat hunger

by Brooke on November 28, 2012

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             This September, Giuseppe and I met Jim Brennan, founder of PS It Matters. After visting our distributor’s extensive selection of local foods, Jim specifically sought out Olio Taibi to learn more about our unique family story. PS It Matters is an online specialty-foods gift store where 15% of each purchase is donated to the U.S. Food Bank or Pantry of your choice. The Taibi family is proud to share our Oils with this cause-based business, and encourage our followers to visit PS It Matters’ online store! You can find gift collections including sauces, cheeses, seasonings and an incredible array of delights! In the spirit of the Holidays, help fill all those empty bellies living among us with warmth, cheer, and healthy food.

Thanks for supporting Olio Taibi Jim!

From our table to yours-

Brooke Scibelli

Sales Manager – Olio Taibi

 

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Investigative journalist Tom Mueller, author of “Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil” describes the many and critical differences between authentic extra-virgin olive oil and the industrial liquid fat often found on most supermarkets at an impossible low price, misleadingly labeled “Extra-Virgin Olive Oil”.

This video was shot at the Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, located at 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, California 95476, on December/3/2011.

A full review of the book will follow soon. Stay tuned.

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Summer in Sicily 2010

by giuseppetaibi on October 5, 2010

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It has been another wonderful, colorful and very tasty summer in Sicily. I hope that you will enjoy the pictures and will consider visiting next summer!

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Please join me on Friday, May 21 @ 8pm for a special tasting of Olio Taibi Extra Virgin Olive Oil and for “an evening of Italian luxury indulgence.” All About Italy will feature wine and cheese tastings, Italian luxury cars, live music, and even a fashion show! I will be presenting Olio Taibi’s Nocellara and Biancolilla EVOOs. Don’t miss this special night of Italy’s finest!

The event will take place at Montage on 75 Arlington Street in Boston. Online tickets are sold out but you can still get in by showing up (early) at the door with $40 cash. I hope to see you!

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This video clip featuring Jamie Oliver, the renowned chef and food activist, is an extremely powerful call to arms. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Watch this with your children, your parents, your family, and forward this to anyone that you care about.

“Diet related disease is the biggest killer in the United States right now here today. This is a global problem…We need a revolution.”

Jamie has dedicated himself to saving America’s children, who now have a shorter lifespan than their parents due to preventable diseases related to what we are eating and feeding our kids.  If you haven’t signed Jamie’s petition calling for a Food Revolution, please do so now.  The NYTimes Magazine featured an article on Jamie’s efforts to revolutionize the way children in Huntington, West Virginia, the unhealthiest metropolitan area in the United States, eat.  His television program about this effort will air next Friday, March 26.   Check out the trailer here.

Thank you for sharing this with me, Angelisse.

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This March, there are two great opportunities to support the Lexington Farmer’s Market.  On Saturday, March 6, you can join author Debra Samuels at her home for a Korean Dinner night.  Tickets are limited so reserve your seat in advance.

Picture 9Also, on Mondays in March, dine at Via Lago from 5 to 9pm and 20% of the proceeds will benefit the Lexington Farmer’s Market. Please join me in supporting this great organization.  Buon appetito!

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Happy New Year! May 2010 bear lots of health, peace and prosperity to all.


2009 has been a splendid year and I am proud to announce nothing less than three new additions to the outstanding list of world-class food artisans that have added Olio Taibi in their select list of ingredients:

  • Tony Maws Chef/Proprietor of “Cragie on Main” and James Beard Nominee for Best Chef, Northeast
  • Kevin Rafferty of Toscanini’s, makers of “The best ice cream in the world” as recognized by The New York Times
  • Lourdes Smith of Fiore di Nonno, maker of the most spectacular handmade fresh mozzarella and burratine that anyone can find west of Italy. Now filled with Olio Taibi.

In addition, I am thrilled to announce that on Tuesday, January 5th, 6-8pm I will be atCentral Bottle in Cambridge, MA for a three-way tasting of Olio Taibi. We’ll start with the special Central Bottle blend of Nocellara and Biancolilla Organic Extravirgin Olive Oil, then we will sample the delicious burratine filled with olive oil, and we will finish it all off with the Olive Oil ice cream from Toscanini’s. I cannot imagine a better way to start 2010. Please join us for this one of a kind event.

Special thanks to the magic Maureen, DaveLiz and Nick of Central Bottle for making all of the above happen. You guys deserve the Sicilian honorary citizenship!

I’m still blogging at The Olive Oil Blog and welcome recipes and comments.  For those of you on FoodBuzz, please buzz me. I am also on Twitter @theoliveoiblog. Soon, I’ll also be on Facebook. Stay tuned!


All the very best for 2010!


Giuseppe Taibi and the Taibi Family

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Happy Thanksgiving! (how do you say it in Sicilian??)

by giuseppetaibi on November 26, 2009

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Happy Thanksgiving!  Enjoying good food with loved ones is in my DNA so this is my favorite holiday. This year we are excited to be hosting Thanksgiving at our new home in Lexington, MA.


So, what’s new? Let’s start with the new special Olio Taibi organic extra virgin olive oil holiday promotion on Amazon that will run through December 31.  Several customers have recently told me that a bottle of Biancolilla or Nocellara EVOO makes a great gift.  It’s perfect for any food lover and can be enjoyed for much longer than a bottle of wine. Now you can buy any three bottles and get one free Biancolilla.  Type the code OTBUYTHR at checkout and share a bottle or two of your favorite organic extra virgin olive oil with your favorite foodie (or treat yourself!). Gift wrapping is available and you will be eligible for FREE SHIPPING.  Here’s what the gift wrap looks like.

olio taibi gift wrap pictureWhat else? It’s been a busy few months. We’ve been settling into our new home in Lexington, Massachusetts and have enjoyed getting to know this fantastic community.  Some of you may have seen my blog post about the Lexington Farmer’s Market or the piece in Lexington’s Colonial Times Magazine about Olio Taibi’s participation in the First Annual Taste of Lexington.  It’s been a wonderful welcome and we thank everyone for making us feel so at home.


We haven’t forgotten about our Cambridge/Somerville friends, though.  Last month, I did an Olio Taibi tasting at Dave’s Fresh Pasta.  And, I’m excited to share that Olio Taibi is featured at the newly opened Central Bottle, the wine and provisions shop in Central Square, started by our friends and foodies extraordinaire Maureen, DaveLiz and Nick. This is a great addition to the Central Square Cambridge food scene!  The opening was picked up by the popular DailyCandy newsletter and I am proud to report that I were mentioned in it, too. Thanks, Nick for talking us up! Plans are in the making for an Olio Taibi tasting at Central Bottle in the next month or two.  I’ll keep you posted.


I’m still blogging at The Olive Oil Blog and welcome recipes and comments.  For those of you on FoodBuzz, please buzz me. I am also on Twitter@theoliveoiblog. Soon, I’ll also be on Facebook. Stay tuned!


Warmest wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!


Giuseppe Taibi and the Taibi Family

www.oliotaibi.com
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I just created my foodbuzz account. To celebrate, I’ll ship a free sample of my family’s artisan olive oil to the first 10 people who Buzz me!48DFA2B0-EB13-457B-B654-A00D5E4DBA2C.jpg

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UPDATE: This givaway is now over. I will announce the winners in this blog soon. Thanks everybody for your enthusiastic participation and support. Please subscribe to this blog and follow my twitter updates to be the first to know about the next givaway.

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Cradles To Crayons is a wonderful nonprofit organization whose vision statement reads as follows:

Our vision is that one day, every child will have the basic things they need to be safe, ready to learn and feel valued.

I am proud to report that the Taibi family supports such a wonderful organization by donating 1 case of Biancolilla Monocultivar Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the silent auction that will take place today, Tuesday No. 3 at 6:30pm at aloft hotel, 727 Marrett Road, Lexington.

There will also be the opportunity to meet Prof. Raj Sisodia, Bentley University, author of “Conscious Capitalism”.

Music, Drinks, Appetizers, Silent Auction to benefit Cradles to Crayons: Come and network with the Lexington Business Community, members of the Lexington Newcomers Club, LexFun and Lexington Women of the World for a good cause! Feel free to drop off Winter Clothing at the hotel.
Tickets are 35$ or 60$ per couple, RSVP: Lexington@cradlestocrayons.org

SATURDAY:
Winter Clothing Drive: Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9am-1pm at St. Brigid’s Parish, 2001 Mass Ave, Lexington.
Please donate “gently loved-in great condition” Winter Clothing & books (kids 0-13) to keep kids warm in low-income communities/shelters in MA.
Help sorting cloths and reserve a time slot (9-11 or 11-1) for your family by emailing to: Lexington@cradlestocrayons.org
Or drop-off at 42 Ward Street, Lexington by this Friday.
Your support is immeasurable in the crusade to deliver winter wear from the homes of families with means to the hands of kids who would otherwise go without.

Together we can ensure that every child in our state has the chance to feel safe, valued and ready to learn.

Special thanks to:

Sandra Faillace, Dara Brice and Preeta Banerjee

Lexington Cradles to Crayons Committee

Lexington@cradlestocrayons.org

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Giuseppe with Liz and Nick co-owners of Central Bottle

I am very excited to announce the imminent opening of Central Bottle, the new ‘wine + provisions’ spinoff from celebrated Cambridge restaurant The Blue Room. Maureen, Liz, David and Nick dreamed of opening Central Bottle during their summer trip to Venice, Italy, one of the most magical places on earth. Check out Central Bottles’ great web page where they also put a live countdown to opening day on November 11. Here is a quote from their web page that says it all:

Our focus is on small production, handcrafted, sustainable, organic and biodynamic wines from all over the world. We intend to feature high quality wines that offer great value from responsible producers and offer a well-chosen selection of microbrew/craft beers.  And tasty cicchetti and gourmet food items.

It is our goal to educate and experiment with the marriage of food and wine by demonstrating a few widely accepted guidelines as well as exploring new ones with our customers

In addition to wine, Central Bottle will feature also a line of private label provisions, all hand-made by them, such as cranberry mustard, and caponata (my favorite overall Sicilian food). Wait, there is more. What about olive oil? You guessed right! I am proud to report that Central Bottle has chosen Olio Taibi to be their only provider of organic extra virgin olive oil. The first shipment of Olio Taibi has arrived and bottling is under way. When I went to visit the Central Bottle team I was so energized by their high entrepreneurial energy. They had the ‘startup smile’ in their face :)

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Happy Halloween!

by giuseppetaibi on October 31, 2009

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BOO!!

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A video (or more than one…) about the Olio Taibi organic extra virgin olive oil tasting at Dave’s Fresh Pasta will be available shortly on this blog. Until then, enjoy the pictures.

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I am pleased to announce that today 10/28 from 5pm to 7pm Eastern Time, I will be at Dave’s Fresh Pasta in Davis Square, Somerville, MA for a free tasting event featuring Olio Taibi organic extra virgin olive oils Biancolilla and Nocellara. Please come and taste my family’s artisan olive oils. I look forward to seeing you and your friends.

Dave’s Fresh Pasta official website

Dave’s Fresh Pasta is located at 81 Holland Street Somerville, MA 02144. Tel. 617.623.0867 email: info[at]davesfreshpasta.com

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