Ordering time! Stock up now or risk having to wait until next year! Can you imagine doing without your favorite do-good indulgence for a whole twelve months? more info...

Celebrate the Olive Harvest! Debra and Terry Hart have decided to alternate the annual Pornanino Olive Oil Party between two of their favorite places in Madison, WI. more info...

The Pornanino Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cookbook is out! It's on Blurb. You can preview it online, order it and have it delivered to your home in no time at all. more info...

Stay in splendor at an Italian castle Italy - This country is like the prettiest, most popular girl in high school. more info...
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Ordering time!
Stock up now or risk having to wait until next year! Can you imagine doing without your favorite do-good indulgence for a whole twelve months? It doesn't bear thinking about. So don't risk it - order now!

Stay in splendor at an Italian castle
Italy - This country is like the prettiest, most popular girl in high school. She wasn't necessarily the nicest person, but she didn't have to be. Everyone wanted to be in her orbit, regardless. (Pornanino's review at the end of the article) - Read the article by Jayne Clark, USA Today.

Olive Oil: A Natural Painkiller?
Could a traditional food have pain- and inflammation-reducing effects similar to over the counter pain medicine like ibuprofen? Scientists from Italy, Spain, the U.S. and Australia have discovered that extra virgin olive oil can provide significant health benefits, including the ability to help reduce pain and inflammation. This robust, flavorful oil is an example of the food as medicine concept, that foods can have a powerful impact on health. - Read the article by Leo Galland, The Huffington Post.

The Fight Over Olive Oil Quality
The announcement last April that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was adopting standards for olive oil was the first eye-opener. This was the first time many consumers realized that there had been no definition in the U.S. for the term "extra virgin." - Read the article by Alexandra Kicenik Devarenne, Zester Daily.

Podere Pornanino for Tuscan Olive Oil
There's time to squeeze in another tale from the 2010 Summer Fancy Food Show at NYC's Jacob Javitz Center. I had the pleasure of meeting Francesco and Lia Lombardi, their daughter and son-in-law, who told me of their family business and the center of their lives: olive oil production at Podere Pornanino in Radda in Chianti. - Read the article by Carolyn Masone.

Keeping Olive Oil Fresh
Olive oil is sensitive. Should it be refrigerated? Follow a few basic rules to keep it fresh longer. Read the article by Nancy Harmon Jenkins, Zester Daily.

Slow-Made Olive Oil
The allure of traditional, slow ways of pressing olive oil drew one urban Italian clan to the Tuscan hills. Help us promoting tradition and quality, read and share the article about Pornanino by Judith Weinraub, Zester Daily

Olive Oil Scam? Maybe Not
New study finds extra virgin olive oil isn't always extra virgin. Light and heat may be the culprits. Read the article by Nancy Harmon Jenkins, Zester Daily.

U.S. to crack down on smearing of olive oil's reputation
Since ever at Pornanino we have been doing our best to educate our clients about what is sitting on grocery shelves labeled, "extra virgin olive oil" .... - read the article on matter by P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times

The Pornanino Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cookbook the is out!
It's on Blurb. You can preview it online, order it and have it delivered to your home in no time at all. You'll find the recipes we have published on the Newsletter, plus lots more. All have been selected, tested, photographed (and enjoyed) by your editor. Grab it and get cooking! And if you like it spread the word ...

Pornanino olive oil-loving friends. We're on Facebook folks!
We've opened a group for the Pornanino olive oil-loving friends, so we can chat and exchange ideas and news. The space devoted to the community of our friends - all of you! You are among friends here, special people who share a love for some of the things that really matter in life - quality, friendship, truth. And good food, travel and GREAT OLIVE OIL! Because we care, we'd like to know. (Facebook registration required - free)
Help us to grow the Pornanino olive oil community, join the Pornanino Olive-oil group on Facebook. It's easy, free and so much fun!

The new Pornanino book "The Tuscan Olive Harvest"
A one-week tour of the Tuscan olive harvest takes you to Franco Lombardi's farm in the heart of the Chianti region. Learn everything you need to know about the cultivation of olives and the production of olive oil, from antiquity to today. Read about the health benefits of consuming and the pitfalls of buying Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the Nectar of the Gods.
Look at the new book here