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Video Series: Chef's Tasting in Hawaii with Maria Paola Gabusi of Leone D'Oro
I recently spent some time in Hawaii with our friend and mentor, Maria Paola Gabusi (affectionately known as Maripa), EVOO tasting panel leader extraordinaire and director of the prestigious and stringent Leone d’Oro olive oil competition in Lake Garda, Italy. We were there at the invitation of some of the resorts on the Big Island for paired tastings and dinner with their guests and for guided tastings with their chefs. Maripa is a world-renowned expert on olive oil, its quality, taste profiles, and defects (that remove it from the extra virgin category). She brought that expertise, together with her sense of fun, to the...
Video Series: Importance of Using Quality Cooking EVOOs
I had the chance to speak with Maria Paola Gabusi (affectionately known as Maripa), leader of the prestigious Leone d'Oro olive oil competition, the other day to discuss the importance of cooking with a high-quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). At Olioveto, we started importing and selling the finest finishing EVOOs, but we quickly found that we also wanted an excellent, healthy EVOO for cooking. As Maripa says, what you cook, you eat. We decided to find high-quality cooking oils that are sold in larger packages (3 or 5 liters) at a reasonable price. EVOOs that are organic, of the...