How many “olive oil cabinets” have you come across? I come from a family that owns nearly 8,000 olive trees on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, and I can tell you, I’ve never come across a single, gold-plated olive oil display case. When you look beyond the very modern, very masturbatory awards shows and sommelier… Continue reading Olive Oil Is Not A Luxury Good
In the past 70 years, Industrial Vegetable & Seed Oils have been produced in greater quantities than they ever have been in human history, even when adjusting for changes in manufacturing capacity. This is a phenomenon that must be viewed with a great deal of suspicion.
Mandarinak is a dipping sauce made from mustard and mandarin oranges. While not uncommon in Dalmatia at dinner parties, it is typically served in higher end restaurants. It pairs best with fresh bread and/or seafood. This one is my mother’s recipe. It’s not a traditional Croatian recipe by any means, but it is composed of… Continue reading Croatian Selo Snack: Mandarinak (Mandarin Olive Oil Dip)
Nobody talks about forearm strength these days. Yesterday, I slammed a bottle of olive oil onto the counter and some of it splashed back into my eye. I forgot to put the lid back on… Not gonna lie. It stung. Selo, of course, is packed with the antioxidant Oleocanthal, which gives its powerful peppery kick.
Last night I mowed down some seriously tasty Korean fried chicken. I love spicy food and I can almost never say no to that super hot gochujang chili. I crushed plate after plate of sweet and sour hot wings, but it wasn’t until my bowels were heaving this morning that I stopped to think about… Continue reading I’m Going Cold Turkey on Fried Chicken
Knedle are a very popular, quick Croatian dessert. They are basically just fried, potato-based donuts filled with whole pitted plums. We typically eat them at Church luncheons for dessert to go with coffee.
My Baba doesn’t understand why I’m not married yet. In fact, Babushkas around the world, from Siberia to Florida, are bewildered by how many of their grandsons are still bachelors. Why are young men and women, they wonder, not getting hitched these days? Why do they delay marriage and family life until they are rotting… Continue reading The Babushka Pill
Last week we played around a little and mixed a bit of everything from the Mediterranean, including bread, cheese and olive oil, into a fusion eggs benedict. This time we’ll go with something a little more authentically Croatian, a Croatian flatbread. This week’s snack is a simple and extra-flavorful homemade garlic and herb seasoned Croatian… Continue reading Croatian Selo Snack: Garlic Dill Croatian Flatbread
This recipe is quick to make and serves one. It contains about 250 calories (when you include the olive oil), about 25-30 grams of protein and about 15 grams of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
“Good olive oil is good. And bad olive oil is bad.” Wise words. It turns out that most olive oil is not Selo, which means that most olive oil is basically bad. So, want to know why Selo Oils is the best olive oil in the world? Watch this video by Tiger and see why.