They come in all sizes, shapes and colors, enjoyed and prized throughout the world. They are used medicinally in some countries, and considered a culinary staple in most. Their versatility is endless and chefs revere them, from the highly prized truffle to the lowly white button. They adorn the specialties of five star restaurants and are popular in condensed soups. We stuff them, we saute them, we make them into gravy, we add them to casseroles, salads and stews. We can’t imagine life without them. We call them mushrooms.
We love them in cocktails, salads and antipasto. We eat them right from the jar, sidle up to gourmet olive bars, slice them into ethnic dishes, crush them for tapenade spread. We savor them stuffed, whole, sliced, marinated, green and black. And if that wasn’t enough, we buy them pressed into the granddaddy of all oils. the precious Extra Virgin olive oil. You don’t have to be from a Mediterranean background to love the almighty olive. Enjoy them because they taste great, and reap the added health benefits of antioxidants and phytonutrients. Those highly-prized and wonderfully versatile olives. Stock up.Read More