Not all olive oils are equal.
And I don’t just mean the importance of buying Organic, Extra Virgin and so on.
I’m talking about freshness.
Because what I didn’t realise until I went to live in Spain is that olive oil diminishes with age.
It doesn’t go off, obvs.
But apparently it does, over time, lose both its flavour and those famous health benefits.
It’s why the Spanish make such a big deal about ‘la nueva cosecha’ – oil from the new harvest.
And it’s why I’m so excited to tell you that as of today, all of Elena’s organic Manzanilla Sevillenca Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is from the new harvest – olives from this current winter 23/24 crop.
I’ve already bought some. And I’ve bought some of her amazing anchovies too. And her new olives in a tub.
Because I've got one thing on my mind.
Not very Spanish, I know. But then neither are the Spanish steps.
Anyway, the market is open.
PS – did you know that as well as being organic, all Nick’s bacon is now nitrate free? And his gammon too, which is making a very welcome return this week.