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