Did you know that most of the olive oil in supermarkets is fake or counterfeit? Many so-called olive oils are a mix of cheap oils mixed with chemicals to cover up their smells and rancidity. Looking at weekly supermarket ads, you might find some enticing deals on so called extra virgin olive oil. Some places…… Continue reading Stop Buying Fake Olive Oil–How to Find the Real Thing!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thanks to many of you for your positive response to the cookbook! I ordered a limited supply to gauge interest, and at the rate the book is selling right now I might have to put in another print order very soon! Thanks to you that have ordered 6 or even 10 books…… Continue reading OLIVE OIL HARVEST AND DISCOVERY FROM PALESTINE!
I recently got back from the Holy Land yet again, and I can’t wait to show you some highlights that you won’t hear about from mainstream media! First stop, a side of Jerusalem I have literally never seen before at St George’s Cathedral Guesthouse. St. George was built in 1899, and has been open to…… Continue reading Off the Beaten Path- In the Holy Land!
Hello Feaster Friends! In response to the many e-mails I have received on where I source my Middle Eastern ingredients and other merchandise, I decided to put together a one stop shopping online store. From excellent quality spices to the best handmade baklava made in the USA, and felafel molds to Arabic styled aprons, I…… Continue reading New Middle Eastern Shopping Guide!
Are you one of those Costco junkies that look forward to meandering around the isles just so you can try out the samples? Well, imagine that food sampling experience and multiply it by 1000—and you get the Winter Fancy Food Show! (WFFS) The WFFS is the largest marketplace devoted to specialty foods and beverages in…… Continue reading Highlights of the Winter Fancy Food Show 2013
Just got an e-mail from Cost Plus World Market last week: Sale! Three hours only! Extra virgin, cold pressed from Italy, only $3.99! The old me would have thought that was an amazing deal, and stocked up for the year. Now, I know better having just read an alarming new book called “Extra Virginity, the…… Continue reading Olive Oil: Why Extra Virgin Has Lost its Innocence….