The olives are served hot. They can also now be bought frozen in stores ready to heat for use as quick party appetizers.
This is a specialty dish in Ascoli Piceno in the Marche.
The product received PGI status 14 November 2005 (European Commission Regulation No 1855/2005) as “Oliva Ascolana del Piceno.”
The old name for it was “la liva [i.e. oliva] fritta all’ascolana”.