Heart Disease – How Can We Defend Ourselves from The Number-One Killer?

Cardiovascular diseases are the number-one reason we, and our loved ones, will die. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), nearly 18 million lives each year are taken by cardiovascular diseases, 80 percent of which are heart attacks and strokes. To put things into perspective, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has claimed, to the 30th of […]

Spices are amazing health foods, especially with olive oil

The spices we add to flavour dishes have some incredible health benefits too! It’s all about the phenols Phenols are a large group of chemical compounds found in plants. Consuming these phenolic compounds is believed to reduce the risk of several diseases due to their antioxidant power and other factors. Herbs and spices are extremely […]

Everything You Need To Know About Smoke Point of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Have you ever noticed blue smoke rising up when you are cooking with any oil at really high temperatures? The temperature at which smoke starts to appear is called the smoke point. It is just one of the factors used to determine which oils are best for cooking with. The smoke point is not a […]

Extra Virgin Olive Oil pairs perfectly with Palak Paneer: Here’s Why and How

I’ll never forget about that evening in November 2014 when one of my best buddies took me for dinner for my very first time to an Indian restaurant. Back then I had just arrived in Singapore since a couple of weeks, and I had no clue what to expect from that award-winning restaurant located in […]

How to Make a Healthy and Tasty Fried Rice: Everything You Need To Know

When I first stepped foot in Singapore back in 2014, the enigmatic charm of the city caught on to me immediately. I always tell my family and friends back in Italy that there is something very distinct about this place which is nearly impossible to find anywhere else in the world. Singapore is the ultimate […]

How to Make a Healthy and Tasty Baingan Bharta (eggplant stir-fry): Everything You Need To Know

Since I moved to Singapore in October 2014, I had the luxury to expand my cultural and social perspectives on the World through the amazing people I was fortunate to encounter during my life journey here in Asia. Most of these amazing folks are locals, but also many foreigners, often coming from every corner of […]

Myth Buster: EVOO is Perfect for Chinese Cuisine (with the recipe for Beef in Black Bean Sauce).

Since I moved to Singapore in 2014, I had the luxury to expand my cultural and social perspectives on the World through the very Amazing people I was fortunate enough to encounter during my life journey here in Asia. Most of my friends are locals, but also many foreigners, often coming from every corner of […]

A Simple Guide To a Healthier Pav Bhaji, the King of Indian Street Food

I’ve always wanted to go to India. They say it’s one of the most diverse, charming and culturally rich places on the planet. There are plenty of good reasons to visit India. Stunning archaeological sites, breathtaking natural paradises, hospitable people and, of course, extraordinary food. Indian food is something to die for – and a […]

Review – Founder’s Reserve White Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Everyone loves that pungent and sophisticated taste of truffles. Or almost everyone does. We Italians love it tremendously. We are foodies and truffle lovers. We are so much in love with this rare, rich treasure that we decided to combine it with our very own private reserve extra virgin olive oil produced from our family […]

The superb but scary 2020 olive harvest in Colletorto, our town in Italy

We were fearful. The whole town knew from early on that it was going to a bad year for all countries. By the time lockdown started in March, the olive trees were in flower. Nobody expected the impact of the Coronavirus to get as bad as it did. If the harvest was also poor, if […]