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Dine With Shayda: Interview

Texas Hill Country Olive Company was recently interviewed by Austin food blogger Shayda Torabi. Full interview has been reposted below; original article can be found here. Texas Hill Country Olive Company is a little piece of Italy in the Texas Hill Country. Located right outside of Dripping Springs on a beautiful piece of land, the Gambini family is growing and manufacturing organic olive oil that has been ranked as some of the best in the country.They’ve created this amazing oasis in Dripping Springs and invite you to come tour their olive oil making process, olive orchard, and enjoy some Texas Hill Country wine as you learn more about how each olive tree is determined if it is ready to be turned into...

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Houstonia Gastronaut: Texas Has More Than One Kind of Oil

Excerpt from Houstonia Gastronaut writeup by Nick Panzarella. You can find the full article here. Title photo via Flickr user Brittany Highland   Texas-grown olive oil is just as good as the Mediterranean stuff. There have been several reports in the last month on the health benefits of olive oil, and how those benefits are lost on U.S. consumers due to the consumption of poor quality oil. Americans either take labels such as "pure" to mean highest quality when in reality "extra-virgin" is the primo designation, or the oil available has gone bad after a long period of transit across the Atlantic. These reports generally end by suggesting that American consumers purchase extra-virgin olive oil from California for a fresh alternative to Mediterranean...

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