Know Thy Olive!

Know Thy Olive! Did you know that there are over 60 varieties of olives? The other day while watching the Food Network I saw one of the chefs in a supermarket of some sort looking for olives. My jaw dropped as I witnessed open containers (buffet style) of olives glistening like a multicolored mosaic of sorts. I had never realized that they came in so many different shapes, sizes and hues! Here in our local supermarkets olives come in one of two options:

1) Green and bagged (manzanilla)
2) Black and tinned (kalamata)

Silly me to think that was the end of the olive saga.

Thankfully over at Global Chefs they have an extensive primer on this most versatile of ingredients. Check it out :D

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  • http://lumin.livejournal.com boo

    lilandra and sarina, thank you!! i love olives so i really want to read it! :) *happydance!*

    boo

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    lilandra and sarina, thank you!! i love olives so i really want to read it! :) *happydance!*

    boo

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    i have been finding out more about olives and it is neat! the most common canned ones in calif were lindsay olives, and they have a olives 101 primer and i wrote and asked about the black ripe and green ripe olives too, cause those did not say what kind they were. the black ripe lives are manzanillas for small to extra large and sevillanos for jumbo to super collosal. the green ripes are manzanillas too. the black ones get treated iwth iron to make them black! and this site has lots about olives www.oliveoilsource.com and lindsay has some info on their site too lindsayolives.com under olives 101. i like kalamatas and cerignolas a lot!

  • http://lumin.livejournal.com boo

    i have been finding out more about olives and it is neat! the most common canned ones in calif were lindsay olives, and they have a olives 101 primer and i wrote and asked about the black ripe and green ripe olives too, cause those did not say what kind they were. the black ripe lives are manzanillas for small to extra large and sevillanos for jumbo to super collosal. the green ripes are manzanillas too. the black ones get treated iwth iron to make them black! and this site has lots about olives www.oliveoilsource.com and lindsay has some info on their site too lindsayolives.com under olives 101. i like kalamatas and cerignolas a lot!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Boo – that’s a lot of olive love!! :lol: Maybe it’s a good thing we don’t have all that choice here, my head may hurt :) kalamatas are my mom’s fave :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Boo – that’s a lot of olive love!! :lol: Maybe it’s a good thing we don’t have all that choice here, my head may hurt :) kalamatas are my mom’s fave :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Boo – that’s a lot of olive love!! :lol: Maybe it’s a good thing we don’t have all that choice here, my head may hurt :) kalamatas are my mom’s fave :)