A Match Made in Heaven: Louianna Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Organic Balsamic Vinegar As featured on Top Chef Canada, Louianna's Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Organic Balsamic Vinegar is a match made in Heaven
BigNews.Biz - Jun 04,2012 - -- Drizzle it, toss it, coat it, blend it, or simply spoon it over your favourite greens…it’s just that good! Louianna Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Certified Organic Balsamic Vinegar are the hottest couple found on shelves….including the pantry shelves from Food Network Canada’s Top Chef Canada, Season Two.
Louianna Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Organic Balsamic Vinegar, they enrich the flavour of food, contain many health benefits, and have been featured in many of the recipes created by the competing chefs on season two of Top Chef Canada. Quality ingredients, organic products and attention to detail are all characteristics important to that of any top chef -- including the use of certified PDO organic extra virgin olive oil and PDO organic balsamic vinegar, produced by Canadian-owned and operated Louianna Inc.
“Whether you are feeding your family at home or the guests at your restaurant, high quality and fine ingredients are essential in everyday cooking -- they can literally make or break a dish,” says Mark McEwan, Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur (One Restaurant, North 44, Bymark, Fabbrica) and Head Judge on Top Chef Canada. “Louianna Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Organic Balsamic Vinegar were included as part of the Top Chef Canada pantry because of its fine preservation process, distinct flavour, heritage, and dedication to quality.” McEwan has also chosen to sell Louianna products at his McEwan gourmet marketplace in Toronto, ON.
A superior quality product from the Mediterranean, Louianna proprietors and brothers Dominic and Louie Spedaliere grow their own trees, hand pick the fruit, and manage production in the local frantoio (local mill considered to be among the finest Organic Certified mills globally), approximately 8 km from their estate.
Louianna’s Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar are also among the prestigious list of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) certified products; the list is guaranteed by the European Economic Community and was created to protect and promote the authenticity of origin.
“Louianna Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Organic Balsamic Vinegar are made with fine quality ingredients, and have such great flavour depth,” says Anthony Sedlak, Canadian celebrity chef and host of Food Network Canada’s The Main and judge on Family Cook-Off. “Whether you’re making vinaigrette to dress a salad or simply dipping in a piece of bread, a good quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar are staples for any culinary enthusiast -- a pantry must-have!”
Trust your palate, not your pocket!
Many home cooks purchase extra virgin olive oil or balsamic vinegar on sale or at the lowest price. For the discerning cook, however, it’s about quality and not necessarily price-point; mislabelled and fraudulent oils that cheat consumers and undercut honest producers have been an emerging issue in the production industry. Simple ways to distinguish a quality product versus the imitations are:
• Purchase from this year's harvest; look for bottles with date of harvest and "best by" date that should be maximum two years after bottled
• Ensure the oil is labelled "extra virgin"; other categories