Crossroads Food & Wine

Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Gourmet Foods From Spain and Italy and Artisan Chocolate

Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2015

Estate Bottled, Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Europe’s top producers.  10 Award Winning Estates from traditional growing areas.  Featuring EVOO that range in flavor from delicate to intense.   Buy 3 receive free freight in the 48 contiguous states.  Shop Here…

Shop Beans To Bars Chocolate

Shop Beans To Bars Chocolate

One of the largest selections of beans to bars or craft chocolate offered anywhere in the world.  $8.95 flat rate shipping applies.  $50 Minimum Order that can be assorted with our sensational selection of artisan foods from Italy and Spain.  Spend $75 and the freight is FREE   Shop Here…

Shop Gourmet Foods

Balsamic and wine vinegar, artisan pasta, sauces, meals in a jar from producers who work with Non-GMO crops on organic or biodynamic farms.  $8.95 flat rate shipping applies $40 Minimum Order the can be assorted with our selection of beans to bars chocolate. Order $75 and the freight is on us.   Shop Here…

Don’t fall victim to olive oil fraud – CBS News…

60 Minutes did a great job putting this segment on extra virgin olive oil together.  It has been at least 10 years since we first started seeing articles, research and even books that talked about olive oil fraud.  The amazing thing is your grocery stores even some that promise you better product still don’t get it and are still selling EVOO that is either polluted with other seed oils, food coloring and processed with heat.  On top of that much it is rancid because it has been sitting around in warehouses forever or they are working with producers that are manipulating the harvest and best buy dates.
For that matter you better have a pretty discerning palate if you shop at one of those EVOO specialty stores because some of those are not necessarily a whole lot better.  I was giving a demo and seminar in a resort town in SW Colorado last summer and visited the local shop.  I nosed 2 Oils that were rancid and and sampled one that had flaws I would associate with having been adulterated with seed oils. Yuk.  I just finished touring California and Arizona and sampled everywhere I traveled.  The shops that feature California’s EVOO are nicer than those that feature imported product.  However the stainless steel “fustis” they store and pour from are a bad idea.  Too much exposure to the air and not a fast enough turn over.  The clock starts on oxidation as soon as the fruit is picked and a sealed container from the producer is the best way to source EVOO at its freshest.
My last bit of advice is to get off flavored EVOO because no producer in their right mind adds flavor to good EVOO it is just too expensive.  If you require a wide range of flavors create it with raw ingredients. Olive oil shops wouldn’t be in business today if they hadn’t stumbled upon the flaw in the American palate for sweet, creamy and spicy flavors.  Think about it… butter, bacon and bubble gum flavored EVOO, it’s just ridiculous.

 

The best advice they give on in the 60 Minutes Overtime segment is to shop online in order to get the best EVOO.

Our minimum order is 3 bottles on our EVOO site and the freight is free in the 48 contiguous states.  You can pay more but you will not find a better selection in terms of quality and price than what we offer on this site.

Click here To Visit Crossroads4ExtraVirginOliveOil.com

 

PS… There are going to be some very good bottles of EVOO on the food and wine site as well.  Right now I am waiting to get the pricing and settle on the selection but you will be able to buy bottles one at a time here and it all goes toward your minimum order of $75 to recieve FREE FREIGHT.

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In addition to the fact that estate bottled EVOO is magic with all sorts of food Eleni and I believe in the health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We have had a really good source for over a decade and so been able to experiment with the other great foods we fly in to Western Colorado. Consequently we pour it on just about everything and we cook with it in relatively low heat applications.  Read More…

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Flat Rate and Free Shipping

On our gourmet foods and chocolate site the minimum is  $40 and shipping is a flat $8.99.  Once you get to $75 the freight’s on us in the continental US.

On our EVOO site… the minimum is 3 bottles and the freight is on us anywhere in the continental US.

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a beautiful thing when it is done right.  It is a total food enhancer and it has almost magical properties in terms of what it can do for your long term health.  Unfortunately there are a lot of pirates in the EVOO business that prey on the uninformed.  Read More…

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