I often get asked why I am so excited about olive oil. Firstly, it has incredible health benefits. But importantly, the different varieties offer endless ways to enhance your dishes with their distinct flavors.
In this blog, "10 Tasty Ways to Add Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Your Diet," I share tips and tricks for adding olive oil to your diet.
There are many varietals of olive oil, each with their own distinctive flavors and optimal pairings.
In this blog, "The Best Tapas Start with Delicious Spanish Olive Oil — Jaén," I share a few of my favorite varietals and recipes to go along with them: Acebuche, Arbequina, Hojiblanca, and Picual.
I am a big lover of Jaén. Its people, its beautiful villages, its World Heritage, its countryside, its culture, its history, its gastronomy. It feels like a place where time has stopped.
I encourage you to indulge in the documentary “Jaén, Virgin & Extra" — a film about the spirit and culture surrounding the world's best olive oil. You'll want to visit Jaén and learn about olive oil for yourself. Or at least imagine doing so.
I met María in 20l6 and spent time with her again in 2017. We shared stories and dreams — and she showed me her Úbeda. María passed in 2017. She will always have a special place in my heart as someone who inspired me to learn and who had an incredible joie de vivre.
This is my collection of a few favorite photos, in her memory.
Copyright Molly McCarthy, NextFlight2Spain, 2023