Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Veggie Wednesday: Sorelle Paradiso Organic Olives and Olive Oil - Mambo Sprouts Recipe Contest
Sorelle Paradiso olive oil is one of those things in life that leaves you briefly dumbstruck. Their Extra Virgin Olive Oil made from 100% Sevillano olives is the best olive oil I have ever tasted. The fragrance alone was enough to make me swoon. We tried it with French bread and compared it to the oil I had been buying. I honestly thought I had been buying really good olive oil, and I was proved very wrong. This particular oil is so smooth and buttery, it's hard to believe it's just olive oil. It's also not as thick as the oils I'm used. This is one of those oils you MUST try; it goes far beyond being used as just a condiment. Don't take it from me, though, this particular oil won "Best of Show" at the International Las Vegas Restaurant Show 2008.
All olive oils must have a residual oleic acid level less than 0.5% to be considered extra virgin, Sorelle Paradiso goes a step further and produces oil with a .05% oleic acid level. Impressive.
Their Extra Virgin Olive Oil made from 90% Mission olives and 10% Sevillano olives was absolutely perfect for cooking. Aromatic and smooth, it added just the right touch to whatever I made with it, from simple chicken breasts with garlic to salad dressings.
These olive oils aren't capped, they're corked, which makes a huge difference in the freshness of the product. Every bottle, each label and all the packaging is 100% recyclable. The fact that this oil is completely organic just makes me love it even more.
Sorelle Paradiso is available is several locations:
New York, New York
San Anselmo, California
Mill Valley Market Grocery
Mill Valley, California
The Pasta Shoppe
Artfully Yours Gift Basket Company
San Francisco, California
The MAMBOLICIOUS RECIPE COOK-OFF is on! Submit your original recipe using one of the following products and you could win!
Use Organic Valley Butter, Eggs, Cream, Milk or Cream Cheese in a recipe and you could win...
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Stop on over at Mambo Sprouts for full contest details. Contest ends June 6, 2008 - so get a move on!