A really great olive oil - today's Observer Food Mag
The Food Magazine runs a storys about how Palestinian farmers are managing, in spite of all the well known difficulties, to export their products to places like the UK.
The major product is Zaytoun olive oil and I've been buying it for some years, from specialist shops. It is, simply, the best I have come across. Not "cooking" oil - but one to keep for dressings or just to dip bread. Fab.
For local distributors:
I'm also a fan of Zeytoun olive oil, pick mine up from an excellent Mediterranean/Middle Eastern foodhall in Kentish Town called Phoenicia.
And actually I'm a fan of the olive oil from the electrical store in Clerkenwell but point taken that it's comedic to assert that this is the best place on the planet to buy olive oil. Reminds me of those absurd "top 50 global restaurant" lists that periodically get published, the ones that would have us believe that Hakkasan offers the best Chinese food in the world. Mmmm, I suspect that a few folks in HK, Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu et al might disagree with that contention ever so slightly!
It's unfortunate but there's an increasing amount of lazy and garbage journalism out there these days.
I REALLY need to get a hold of that Food Magazine article about Palestinian farmers, would you happen know what issues exactly that was?
I've looked through the 2009 issues here http://www.foodmagazine.org.uk/magazi...
but I'm not sure exactly which issue has it.
Please let me know as soon as you can.