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Zola Nene’s Top 10 EVOO Cooking Tips

  1. Extra virgin olive oil is the best to use for vinaigrette dressings as the flavour is well pronounced and gives salad leaves that much needed boost of flavour.
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Zola Nene to Host the Absa Top 10 Olive Oil Awards

We are delighted to announce that Celebrity Chef Zola Nene will be the MC at this year’s prestigious ABSA TOP 10 Olive Oil awards to be held at 401 Rozendal Function Venue on 5 October 2018. Guests will be treated to a tasting of the top finalists followed by an unrivaled olive oil inspired culinary experience.

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Zola Nene’s Top 10 EVOO Recipes

We are delighted to announce that Celebrity Chef Zola Nene will be the MC at this year’s prestigious ABSA TOP 10 Olive Oil awards to be held at 401 Rozendal Function Venue on 5 October 2018. Guests will be treated to a tasting of the top finalists followed by an unrivaled olive oil inspired culinary experience.

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Zola Nene’s Top 10 Career Facts

We are delighted to announce that Celebrity Chef Zola Nene will be the MC at this year’s prestigious ABSA TOP 10 Olive Oil awards to be held at 401 Rozendal Function Venue on 5 October 2018. Guests will be treated to a tasting of the top finalists followed by an unrivaled olive oil inspired culinary experience.

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Biscotti

Most typical Italian Biscotti are made with butter but this recipe uses olive oil instead, creating a lighter flavour.

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Bruschetta 4 Ways

Bruschetta is an antipasto from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. 

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Q & A with Sue Langstaff

What are your thoughts on South African olive oil?

The quality of the oils I have tasted has been very good and on par with other very good olive oils from around the world

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Ask the Expert: The Doctor

Corli Leonard – Intern at New Somerset Hospital

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Olive Storage

Olives should be relatively firm, and never mushy or visibly bruised. If you’re shopping for olives at a store’s “olive bar,” look for olives dressed in brine, which helps them retain their moisture and flavour. They should also be turned over frequently for freshness. Alternatively purchase olives in a jar.

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Olive Curing

Olives need to undergo a curing process before they’re ready to eat, due to the bitterness of oleuropein. If you’ve accidentally bitten into a raw olive, you are familiar with the bitterness that follows.

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