Olive Oil Fraud – A US Court Ruling that Makes Sense but Complicates the Consumer Landscape

Recently, a US District Court in Minnesota sided with one of the largest olive oil companies in the world, and ordered a permanent injunction against further publication or dissemination of false and misleading information circulated on social media.  The main source for the information circulated on social media is a heavily read, referenced and criticized study …

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Plate size – What’s in your Cupboard?

Straight up?  This is a post about the importance of plate size.  In the States, the average dinner plate size has increased by a third since 1960 - from 9 inches to 12 inches. Bigger plates encourage larger portions and the consumption of more calories.   In 1961, the average US citizen consumed 2,880 calories per …

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GringoCool Olive Oil, Taste Testing Parties – the Millenial Pepsi Challenge!

Since we launched our GringoCool brand of Spanish extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), we have encouraged our friends and family to hold test tastes in their neighborhoods.  We are very proud of the quality of EVOO that we sell, and we will gladly put ours in a test taste with any -mano a mano!  - bring …

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Spanish Pata Negra Pigs and Their Bellies (yum, yum)

Much has been written about cured Spanish hams (Jamón Ibérico), but the Spanish pork belly just doesn't get enough print in my humble opinion. There are four things you should know about the Spanish pigs that make them very different from the pigs in the United States - hence the pork is different. The pata …

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