Olives Noires de la Vallée des Baux de Provence (full name) is a style of olives made in Provence from olives from Grossane trees (which grow in the same area, Vallée des Baux de Provence.) The style of processing the olives is AOC protected.The olives are harvested in December when the olives are changing from…
The cheat in this recipe is using a ready-made pizza base. But the flavours are all homemade.
A very sophistic, full of flavour pasta dish, and very good for you.
A good way to jazz up everyday runner beans.
This is an easy and interesting salad (or relish) for the side of a plate. With a combination of sweet, sour and salty tastes, it’s very much along the lines of Medieval or Roman food.
Tailladées Olives can be green or black (the black are actually quite purple with pink overtones.) They are very meaty olives with a sour taste made in Provence. Thin slashes are made into the olives to let brine penetrate them better while curing. Lemons are also added to the brine. The olives are shipped and…
Tanche Olives are grown in the area of Nyons, Provence, for making both black table olives and oil from. They are medium-sized olives with large pits. The olives ripen to a reddish-brown, and contain 20 to 25% oil. Locals say it was brought to the area by the Romans. The olive received AOC designation in…
This is a very easy version of a tapenade that you make in your blender.
Thasos Olives are Greek prepared olives made from Thrubolea olives. They are made on Thasos (aka Thasou), in the northern Aegean Sea. The olives are harvested when fully black and wrinkled. They are dry-cured, then packed in olive oil. Thasos Olives have a strong, rich flavour and are chewy and meaty.
A really hearty, tasty potato dish.
This is a summer recipe; make when the tomatoes are at their best and fresh basil is plentiful and inexpensive.
Volos is a style of prepared Greek black olive made from Conservolia olives. The large, oval olives are allowed to fully ripen to a deep purple on the tree. They are marinated in oil. Vólos is a city in Magnisia, Thessaly, Eastern Greece.