Oils & Spices

In harmony with nature

 'A litre of olive oil for four Euros is a joke,' says Tiziana di Menichetti, annoyed. Alone the production costs of just one litre of pure olive oil reaches on average ten Euros. The low costing olive oils found in our supermarkets are therefore most often a result of mixing inferior oils together with a small portion of pure olive oil. ‘Analysis carried out on various olive oils have confirmed the presence of harmful substances, a fact that has been kept secret here in Italy,’ Tiziana, discloses. (...)

"I want to be Pope!"

About 20 years ago Enrico Russino had a brainwave while driving. Capers instead of aubergines, herbs instead of oranges. This could be the answer to all his problems. The agronomist knew he had to find a way of rescuing his family’s business from the threat of mass production of vegetables and fruit. Competition was already well in place and financial pressure was clearly going to become unbeatable in this line of work in Sicily. (...)