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Extra virgin healthy oils

olive oil, dean&deluca, extra virgin olive oil, olive, yummi design, healthy oils, blog about food and design yummidesign, art director signe boyeIn the last days I have been testing and researching olive oils because I want the good taste and the nutritious effect as a healthy boost for my body. I decided to share it with you.

I NEED SOME FACTS because some of the olive oil producers labels are very informative, but many are NOT. And since there is such a difference in having an extra virgin olive oil compared to what some call “lamp oil” = the normal plain olive oil – I got totally confused! I needed to find the facts about olive oil.

The area (soil, weather etc.) and the kind of plant means a lot to the olives quality and color and are influencial on the taste of the oil and the complexity of the vitamins, and all the healthy ingredients the oil contains. I found out you can almost compare choosing a bottle of wine with choosing a bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I found this very interesting. I have Never thought of that.

SO MANY NAMES
“Extra virgin olive oil” is directly from the pressed olives. Pure oil directly from the olives. Period. Which I probably thought was the same for all bottles of oil. But … oh no …
“Virgin olive oil” = pressed from the leftovers from the first bottles “extra virgin olive oil”. Sometimes mixed with thinner reduced “olive oil” mentioned below.
“Olive oil” = an ultra reduced version = a mix with all the above’s leftovers. Often a mix of oils from many different farms, regions, countries. And some calls this oil “lamp oil”.

HEALTHY CHOICE + full taste = the most nutritious choice for your body and food: avoid plain light colored olive oil in a big clear bottle. Buy the cloudy green pure olive oil = extra virgin olive oil. Buy from a single farmer (terrior – specific area).

TASTE to avoid bitter taste: good quality often gives you a more soft taste. Taste, taste and taste, we are all different and one oil suits seafoods, others veggies etc. You have to taste and compare and match with your needs and taste.

USE the oil before one month after opening. To avoid it get bitter (old!). Buy oils in a small, dark bottle – the dark glass/can protects the oil from the light + getting old too soon (it will get a dreadful bitter taste).

QUALITY not quantity: less and goooood! Small bottles.

BE AWARE OF REGION  – it not easy to find out on the labels, as mentioned before. Oils from a certain region or country, should be named “made and produced in”… not just “tapped” or “from”… Those terms on are very fluffy and then you cannot know for certain where the olive oil comes from or if it is a mix of oils. An oil “tapped in…” is often a mix with “lamp oils”! I was surpriced how clever the producers are.

A HEALTHY bottle of great extra virgin olive oil is pure good for your body and cheaper than the most trendy fancy fitness nutritionists’ oils.

REMEMBER do not heat up olive oil but use it for salad dressings etc. All the good effects in the oil breaks up in the heat. Use some canola oil, coconut oil or butter on the pan instead!

FINALLY I got a bit more vise in my search for the healthy green oil boosts and the bottles above would be in my cart if I come by Dean&Deluca. Minor detail: I’m in CPH – but one can dream of a Spring Break in NYC ;o)

Dean&Deluca’s webshop enjoy here

TOP from Italia: Santa Chiara Extra Virgin Olive Oil
MIDDLE bottle from La France: Castelas Extra Virgin Olive Oil
BOTTOM from Spain: Picual de Envero Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Enjoy!

Edible design that are so 2014

harvey nichols food store, london harvey nichols, riot of color, private label, signe boye art director, yummi design blog about food and designLove the HN Riot of Colour design mmmm… pumkin seed oil in blue, chocolate in bright tones, fruity preserves in hot combinations, nuts in berry colours and syrup with stripes! ENJOY Harvey Nichols’ food line HN Riot of Colour – here.

 

Black/white oliven olier

 

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De her vil pynte på mit køkkenbord! Kan forestille mig, at de vil smage på alverdens salater, må vist vente til på den anden side af juleriet. De er begge presset af helt særlige olivensorter, sort flaske er oliven fra Andalusien, hvid flaske er fra Italia. Nyd dem her.

Insalata misto

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Økologisk olie og balsamico LA Amarilla de Ronda er top eksklusivt til salaten, saucen, desserten eller bare til pynt, fundet her Design by Phillipe Starck + Michel Rolland.

Photo: dean&deluca

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En masse Italien, lidt Stella McCartney, la familia, mmm… yummi sommer

grafisk design til madvarer, sommermad, citroner, design og citroner, sommerferie, graphic design for food, lemons and design, lovely package design, emballagedesign, signe boye grafisk designer, yummi design for the love of food and design, art director, kreativKan du dufte citronerne? Glæder mig. Italien, Toscana, behøver jeg sige mere. Jeg mener jo, at min kuffert skal indeholde ovenstående, min familie vil muligvis optage pladsen med svømmefødder og Hello Kitty badetøj, manden har vist en stille drøm om at få læst en tung roman! Lige meget hvad, vinder jeg en smule, for mad, og kun den bedste af slagsen, det får vi uden tvivl – HVER DAG. Jeg tror faktisk ikke der bliver plads til løbesko i kufferten, det er jo lige 2 flasker oliven olie eller andet godt, de fylder op for. Der skal være god plads til indkøb! Og et lille hjørne til Stella McCartney’s citrus kjole, så er jeg klar.

Nemme sommermadder, lækkerier plukket ned fra net-madvarer hylder, de skønneste af slagsen: Bloc chocolate med lemone fra Harvey NicholsDean&Deluca’s lemon mustard + Robert Lambert salt syltede citroner, Lemon pasta, Lemon Oil – find det her! Kagedesign inspireret af Stella McCartney citrus collection 2011 er fundet hos PoppyTalk lavet af Apollina. Citrus illustrationer og kjole: design af Stella McCartney.

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Farver fra Mozi

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Farver til køkkenet fra Mozi (refill flaske til oliven olie + viskestykke m. opskrift).

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