New Olive Oil Specialist at The Olive Tap!

We are proud to announce the addition of Jennifer Thornton, Olive Oil Specialist, to The Olive Tap’s team of olive oil and vinegar industry experts. Jennifer will be a significant contributor to The Olive Tap’s ongoing Consumer Education Programs. Please watch out for Jennifer’s insight and contributions to our Blog, Facebook and Twitter. Rick Petrocelly…

It’s Tomato and Basil Time!

It’s Tomato and Basil Time Let’s have some fun making quick and easy summertime favorites like Caprese Salad, Tomato-Onion Salad and Pesto Genovese.  Like most home gardeners here in Illinois Zone 5, I just go foodie-crazy when the Heirloom and other varieties of tomatoes hit their stride.  Every day now there are 1 to 3…

Agrumato Style Olive Oils

By Rick Petrocelly ©The Olive Tap 2013    Agrumato is a relatively obscure word used in the olive oil business, but The Olive Tap hopes to make it more commonplace. Once you try our newest Agrumato style flavored olive oils, we think you will agree that they are the best there is. The term Agrumato…

Hot Food Trends for 2013

2013 Hot Trend…Chicken Chicken dishes are getting a lot of play in food magazines.  Like a blank canvas to an artist, for a foodie, Chicken can be prepared so many different ways, and with an incredible number of spices, seasonings and flavors.   An almost universally available product all over the planet, you can find the…

Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar Usage Ideas

Try it with our Sorrento Orange Olive Oil as a vinaigrette…a quick salad of arugula, orange segments, thinly sliced Vidalia or red onion and ribbons of prosciutto….and you will have a delicious salad. Add some dried cocoa nibs for added crunch! Delicious on fruits.  Strawberries and bananas are the most obvious, but also as a…