Thursday, May 8, 2008


Olives are ancient. Olives are not meant for everyone. Only to be enjoyed by a most refined palate. For centuries, the Romans nurtured on their fruit. Its very branch became a universal symbol of peace. Olives are more than a peace offering. Fat, notoriously evil, can nurture when extracted from a plump Olive. I have enjoyed many Olives, and Olive mixes in my lifetime, but this is by far my favorite. This mix harmoniously balances itself to give an unforgettable culinary experience.

Best Olive mix

Cuquillo olives

Black Moroccan oil cured olives

Casatlevetrano olives

Spanish Manzanilla olives

fresh rosemary

Valencia oranges, sliced

bay leaves

Mix all of the olives and their brine. Add desired rosemary, oranges (alot of both), and a couple bay leaves. Let sit in refrigerator overnight.
recipe by Matt Sacarro