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THE 5: WE ARE OBSESSED WITH THIS MONTH

 

OLIO NUOVO

 

“Oh come stai?” 

“Hey, how are you?

“Bene dai su Sabato era cogliere le olive”

“All good, went to pick olives on Saturday”
 

“Me ne porti una bottiglia” 

“Can you bring me a bottle?” 

“Mmm…quest’anno c’e’ ne sono poche…”

“Ah vabbè come non detto allora, sarà per l’anno prossimo” 

The light turns green and we zoom off, the taxi driver sighs and whispers to herself “speriamo vada meglio l’anno prossimo” 

This is the season for the most precious item on planet earth…L’olio nuovo. 

Oh yes, because olive oil, in particular olio nuovo, is better than gold, and by far better than bitcoin. 

In Italy we are lucky enough to have a family member, a friend, a friend of a friend, who produces olive oil and when November hits the round of calls begins…in search of one of those bottles filled with that still “green”, peppery, slightly spicy liquid in which we would love to bathe. Use it with purpose because it doesn’t come around that often, mostly in years like this one. 

 

Andiamo al frantoio

(Let’s go to the olive oil mill)

 

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