OLIVE OIL AND SAFFRON
My mamma simply cannot set the table without finding a spot for the bottle of olive oil. She tried many different kinds over the years before she found the perfect one. Grandmother used to tell us to mix a few drops of olive oil with honey if we had a sore throat. We could safely say that our entire lives and our memories are drizzled with olive oil, the very same olive oil that is in the majority of our favourite dishes. It could take hours to list all of its properties. Olive oil prevents and cures. Just a few of its characteristics include protection for the stomach and the intestines as well as the nervous system. It can prevent heart attacks, and it is an elixir for your skin and hair. This Mediterranean diet staple has historically been used by many cultures as more than just an ingredient. For Catholics, olive oil is a symbol of peace, the ancient Romans used it as a bargaining chip, and for athletes competing at the Parthenon it was a prize that was just as valuable as gold. Epic poems and philosophers' writings talk about olive oil. Homer calls it "liquid gold". Over the centuries, olive oil has become an essential element in our culture and on our table.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil "Colline di Romagna" DOP
Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil "Colline di Romagna" DOP is produced between the Po Valley, the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea, in full compliance with a production specification that guarantees, step by step, its excellence.
Harvested by hand between the 20th of October and the 15th of December, as a Christmas present a few days in advance, it is processed immediately after harvesting and cold extracted.
It is the inevitable condiment and the starting point of almost every dish of our tradition, but we really would not be surprised if you told us that you prefer to taste it like this: simply, on a slice of bread.
INGREDIENT: EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL.
PRODUCT OF: ITALY
- Superior quality olive oil obtained directly from olives and using mechanical means only.
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct light and heat. Product may become cloudy at low temperatures. This occurs naturally and does not affect the quality of the oil.
Certified by control body authorized by Ministero delle politiche agricole alimentari e forestali.
Quantity: 16.9 FL.OZ (1.06 PT) 500 ml
DOP/PDO Protected Designation of Origin REG. CE N. 1491 25.08.03
- Legend has it that the mortal youth Crocus fell in love with Smilax, Hermes’ favourite nymph. Envious of the young man, the divinity decided to protect his love by turning him into a beautiful flower.
Saffron has been eulogised by many a poet and during the Renaissance the spice was even used in the kitchen as a substitute for gold. Today, saffron is still highly coveted ingredients, not least because it requires an extraordinary process to make it. Indeed approximately 180 flowers and fertile uncontaminated soil yields just 1 gram of this precious spice.
Our ISO-certified top-quality Saffron is planted, harvested, and peeled exclusively by hand and without using chemicals. We added sand from the river Po to the fields at the foot of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, rich in unique mineral substances and organoleptic properties.
Every step of production, from blossoming to the packaging of pure stigmas is inspired by a desire for continuously improving environmental conditions, a respect of nature and her fruits.
Don't stop at risotto, but be ready to explore all the possibilities of a unique spice that will enrich your dishes and your table
Whole Stigmas: Soak them in a little quantity of water for at least 12 hours.
Stigmas Powder: Pulverise stigmas and soak in a little quantity of water, or broth, for about 20 minutes.
In both modes add preferably while cooking.
Storage: Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.