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Category: Extra Virgin

Olive Oil Rosemary Cake with Chocolate Chunks

This is my “go to” dessert these days.  I have been experimenting with whole grains and when I saw the combination of olive oil and spelt flour plus chocolate and rosemary in a dessert, I had to try.  This cake

Posted in Desserts, Extra Virgin

Yukon Gold/Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

A great twist on an old favorite, this recipe is not only delicious; it’s also much better for you because it contains no butter, no cream, no milk — only olive oil (preferably olio nuovo). This is an incredibly simple

Posted in Extra Virgin, Side Dishes

CarneVino Carne Cruda

Carne Cruda (literally, “raw meat”, a.k.a. steak tartare) is on of those classics that demands exceptional ingredients. This recipe is from

Posted in Appetizers, Extra Virgin, Restaurants we ♥

B&B Charred Tomato Vinaigrette

This is a delicious condiment, served at B&B Ristorante — Mario Batali’s Las Vegas incarnation of his legendary

Posted in Extra Virgin, Restaurants we ♥, Sauces & more

Dried Asian Pear Crisp with Spiced Tomato Cream Cheese

This is a unique and delicious hors d’oeuvre that’s remarkably easy to make and was a huge crowd-pleaser at the 2009 Kendall Jackson Tomato Festival, where we handed out literally thousands of these! The taste starts with the tangy savory

Posted in Appetizers, Extra Virgin

DaVero Panzanella

This is a delicious twist on an Italian classic, and well worth making! Nobody needs a recipe for panzanella (essentially a bread and tomato salad) since it’s really about using bounty and leftovers in whatever measure you have. One caveat:

Posted in Extra Virgin, Salads

The Best Eggs in the World

These owe their provenance to the amazing Ray Tang, who blew away an entire tour group of chefs who were visiting us at the farm. I was busy doing the tour, so Ray, who is one of the best chefs

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T-Bone Steak Fiorentina with Sautéed Spinach and DaVero Olive Oil

This recipe is from Mario’s wonderful book Simple Italian Food. According to Mario, “This recipe generated the largest number of recipe requests (and the most oohs and aahs from the production staff) of any dish I’ve ever demonstrated on Molto

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Seared Tuna with Warm White Beans and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This is an update on a classic Tuscan fall meal. The only plan-ahead part is remembering to soak the beans overnight.

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