Sunday, December 5, 2010

Single Bite: Festive Olives


Cerignola Olive Bin, Zabar's, New York City


10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! And I'm definitely craving olives now. ;)

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  2. I have never seen these red olives!

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  3. I had never seen red ones either and thought they may be dyed. I did some research, and I think they are really red, but I'm not 100% sure. I think there is a red variety, but these may have been "pumped up" for show. Who knows!

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  4. Have to say I've never seen red olives... now of course, I want them!!

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  5. I was intrigued by the red olive as well, but have an antipathy toward food coloring, so did a little research. They are artificially colored red! Interesting.

    http://www.delallo.com/articles/red-bella-di-cerignola-olive

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  6. Becky: thanks so much for that link! My search results were nothing that definitive. I have an antipathy to the dye also—not to mention that's one of my favorite words. : )

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  7. Do you often get smacked down for believing as you do about artificial color in food? I get smirks, gapes and eyerolls if I mention it. But it seems so obvious! If you have to add artificial color (or artificial flavor ... same chemical structures) to something to make it appetizing, maybe you shouldn't be EATING it!!! Rant over.

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  8. I love olives! Reminds me of the food eaten in the original Star Trek tv series, i want some, do they come in blue and purple to?

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  9. The red olives are colored. definitely.
    Enlarge the picture look at the top small sprig of olive.
    ...and certainly not food coloring
    I will not try

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