The beauty of olive oil lies in the incredible diversity available to us, but sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve all seen that recipe that begs the question – ‘exactly what kind of olive oil should I use?’ We’re here to help! Here are a few guidelines for our favorite ways to use olive oil. Read More
Seeking that perfectly crisp, lacey-edged egg of your dreams? It’s easier than you think! It starts with simply frying your egg in olive oil instead of butter. The higher smoke point on the olive oil will allow it to sizzle at a higher heat so the edges crisp while the center stays perfectly yolk-y. Read More
Pecan Ridge Plantation is the first and only producer of Pecan Truffle Oil and it’s divine! They were recently recognized by Garden & Gun Magazine for being pioneers in their field. It has a unique subtle flavor that can be used in a variety of ways. Just one drop adds tremendous flavor, giving you a big bang for your buck on a bottle! We are proud to be brining this truffle oil to you starting this month! Join the chefs and culinary enthusiasts that can’t get enough! Here are a few ideas to get you started on your Pecan Truffle Oil adventure:
Just like wine tasting, olive oil tasting is a special skill. Olive oils have a wide range of flavors determined by the type of olive used, the ripeness of that olive, how that olive was grown and how the oil is stored.
Tasting olive oils before buying is important in determining exactly what you’ll use it for at home. That is why we’ve seen up our shop to be a tasting room. We’re even named after the act of tasting. “Strippaggio” is the term used to describe the slurping noise made when you taste oil.
You asked, and we happily answered. We are now offering classes to learn how to Strippaggio! Join us for our next class on February 18th from 6:30 to 7:30pm. In the meantime, these tips should help you get started:
Meyer Lemon is a taste of sunshine in the dreary winter. These small lemons grow in the depths of winter and have a thin, smooth skin with a dark yellow pulp. The acid content on a meyer lemon is much lower than that of a regular lemon so they tend to be on the sweeter side.
Our friends at Bolzano Olive Ranch got it right when they started producing their Meyer Lemon Organic Olive Oil. Read More
This year started with a bang as 60 Minutes pulled the curtain back to reveal the fraud running rampant in our beloved olive oil industry. We’re often asked what makes our olive oil different from the olive oils you see in your average grocery store. It’s one of our favorite questions to answer because not only does it give us a chance to talk about our passion, but it’s an opportunity to educate folks that not all olive oils are created equal.
If you’re anything like us, your holiday season is all about food! It’s our favorite time of the year for just that reason. We spend the month leading up scouring the internet for our new favorite recipes then testing and tweaking them in anticipation of that coveted perfect holiday feast. We have high hopes this year and wanted to share some of our favorite balsamic-y recipes with you! Check out this amazing collection of show-stopping main dishes then stop by to talk recipes, get your ingredients and find the perfect gift!
Choices, choices choices. We are so lucky to live in a world of abundance, but when you are looking to narrow it down to a gift for those special folks in your life, the choices can be overwhelming! Not to fear – Strippaggio is here to make it a little easier (and a lot more delicious!) Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing…
Watermelon with Feta and Balsamic Vinegar This is one of the easiest dishes to assemble. It takes about 10 minutes and is so refreshing on a hot August day. Use it as an appetizer or desert…either way, you’ll love the taste and texture of this seasonal delight.