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Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Archive for the Category 'Olive Oil Dipping Dishes'

Olive Oil Dipping Dishes With Oil And Vinegar Cruets

Wednesday, February 05th, 2014

Olive Oil Dipping Dishes

Olive Oil With An Oil And Vinegar Cruets

Olive oil is a healthy alternative to vegetable oil. Often used in many foods, olive oil has come a long way. It has been a staple in the Mediterranean diet for a long time and more and more Italian and Mediterranean style restaurants are catching on. After opening a manufacturer’s bottle, olive oil needs to be sealed and kept in a sealed container such as a glass cruet. It should not be kept in plastic or metalic container. A glass cruet is most preferred. Many restaurants use break resistant oil and vinegar cruets. Borosilicate glass is the highest grade handblown glass cruet available, which means that is doesn’t shatter easily. Many other cruets break after being filled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar because they are not made from laboratory glass. The grape cruet is very popular and won’t break during normal ordinary use. It is completely different than the similar cruets found on Amazon.com. This olive oil cruet is ideal to drizzle olive oil for your salads, breads, and pasta.

Olive Oil Bread Dipping In A Dipping Dish

Oil and vinegar cruets can also be used with another unique restaurant tableware. Elegant swirl design stoneware olive oil dipping dishes were also designed for bread dipping in olive oil. They were designed to be microwave and dishwasher safe. Aceto balsamico can also be added to the olive oil dip as well. By using cold pressed olive oil from the Mediterranean region you can have a very healthy appetizer that (according to some medical studies) can help prevent cancer. EVOO, (i.e. extra virgin olive oil) has become a unique gourmet trend that is accentuated in Italian bread dipping.

Olive Oil In Ancient Times To Present Times Mediterranean Diet

Tuesday, February 04th, 2014

It wasn’t long before Mediterranean style restaurants began serving bread and olive oil, known as bread dipping. You would pour olive oil from an olive oil cruet into an olive oil dipping dish and dip the bread in the EVOO. Nowadays, many restaurants have elegant gourmet oil and vinegar cruets on their tables and serve bread dip with the finest olive oil dipping dishes. It doesn’t stop there, many casinos and hotels also do the same with the fine handblown cruet.

Olive oil has been in the Mediterranean diet for 5000 years, along with bread. Started in Persia, olive oil was thought to have been cultivated first as a result of breeding experiments with the native thorny wild olive. The Egyptians used olive oil as well as the Phoenicians. The major civilizations such as the Arabs, Cretans, Romans, and the Carthaginians of the Mediterranean have played a role in the distribution of olive oil throughout the nation. The name Cordoba, came from the word corteb, which means Phoenician olive press.

Many more nations wanted more olive trees planted as the growing of the olive tree spread. Olive oil also was used not only for food, but for medicinal purposes. It was also used for the bath as well as a symbol for peace in Rome. The demand for olives and olive oil was very high, so in order for other nations to keep peace with the others, they had to supply olive oil. Olive trees take ten years before they begin producing fruit. After that, a continuous supply of oil and olives was produced to ensure peace and security.

Olive oil didn’t stop in the east. Iberian conquistadors planted olive trees in the new world. The olive tree was also produced in California, Mexico, Chile, the Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. The olive trees grow very well in a perfect growing climate such as California. Since then, olive orchards and olive oil has become more and more plentiful.

Bread with Oil and Vinegar

Monday, February 03rd, 2014

Pour olive oil into an olive oil dipping dish. Modena Aceto Balsamico Tradition ale is a very exotic balsamic vinegar and it is great when a small amount is mixed with the olive oil. The fresh but crusty bread is the best as well. Dip the bread in the oil and vinegar dipping dish and enjoy a healthy Italian appetizer of the Mediterranean diet. Olive oil is very healthy and helps prevent diseases and cancer. To add style and some décor to your table, an olive oil cruet to pour the olive oil would be perfect.

Olive Oil Dipping Dish For Bread Dipping

Wednesday, January 08th, 2014

Olive oil dipping dish and extra virgin olive oil bring together the fine qualities of Italian cuisine with a gourmet taste and flair. Oil dipping with a bread dip appetizer or grilled vegetables offers the exquisite flavors of Tuscany at any table.

The olive oil dipping dish was made for individual service at the table. The new dipping dish was customized with a spiral ridged design integrated in the dish. These contours within the olive oil dipping dishes, will accentuate the color tones of olive oil, when filled. The presentation of the dish is both pleasing and unique, which adds to the serving of a bread dipping accoutrement. The porcelain quality is premium restaurant grade, that will not chip or crack with extensive use.

Italian food has become the standard most people accept as an example of the healthy Mediterranean Diet. Olive oil is a major ingredient and contributor to the healthy aspects researchers have attributed to the Mediterranean cuisine. It is fitting to use the finest of cold pressed olive oils for your health, while enjoying the delicate gourmet flavor of extra virgin olive oil. Cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil has wonderful color and flavor that works well for bread dipping or oil dipping. It is important to select a fine olive oil for oil dipping that does not dominate the flavors of the dipping herbs and spices. Using premium dipping herbs, spices, olive oil, and fresh baked bread, will ensure the best taste of a prepared oil dipping appetizer. Remember, the hors d’oeuvres you prepare will only be as good as the ingredients you use.

With some dipping oil variations, a pinch of sea salt may be added with Italian herb seasoning. These may include a blend of garlic, oregano, parsley, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, and fragrant basil. If fresh basil can be obtained it is best, but dried herbs and spices can be re-hydrated and provide superb flavoring. A dash of crushed red pepper flakes added to the olive oil, along with fresh grated Parmesan cheese can be optional as well.

Want to find bread dipping dishes that are gourmet quality and stylish for serving? The newly designed olive oil dipping dishes are made from American Porcelain, in the USA. Each dish is safe to use in a microwave or conventional oven, they will also clean easily in the dishwasher.

For gift giving, the olive oil dipping dish set makes a wonderful wedding present, anniversary gift, and Christmas present. It will be an enjoyable addition to any dining table.

 

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