Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taste Test – Pullman, WA

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taste Test – Pullman, WA
Head to head comparison of olive oils just like the old Coke vs Pepsi challenge.  Here at GringoCool, we are encouraging head to head taste tests between our Spanish, organic extra virgin olive oil and any takers.  We want people to discover the difference themselves because we believe our organic EVOO is unbeatable for flavoring salads … Continue reading Extra Virgin Olive Oil Taste Test – Pullman, WA

Way of St. James Journal (Camino de Santiago Diario)

Way of St. James Journal (Camino de Santiago Diario)
I am in a rut – same tracks every day, same bumps, same pot holes.  Rattle, rattle, rattle down the ruts.  I need to break out and get on some fresh ground.  Tomorrow, I break out. Today, I am preparing my backpack for a 14 day tramp from Burgos to Santiago de Compostela.  I am … Continue reading Out of the Ruts!

Spanish Pata Negra Pigs and Their Bellies (yum, yum)

Spanish Pata Negra Pigs and Their Bellies (yum, yum)
Much has been written about cured Spanish hams (Jamón Ibérico), but the Spanish pork belly just doesn’t get enough print in my humble opinion. There are four things you should know about the Spanish pigs that make them very different from the pigs in the United States – hence the pork is different. The pata … Continue reading Spanish Pata Negra Pigs and Their Bellies (yum, yum)

Do you stomp olives to make olive oil?

Do you stomp olives to make olive oil?
After talking with people about their impressions of extra virgin olive oil, I believe many have the wrong idea about what constitutes quality.  Many people associate high quality extra virgin olive oil with small farmers crushing their own olives using machinery and processes passed down over generations.  While it is fun to think of grandpa … Continue reading Do you stomp olives to make olive oil?

Introducing “Cold Pressed Elixir” from GringoCool

Introducing “Cold Pressed Elixir” from GringoCool
We are happy to introduce our new, Spanish, organic extra virgin olive oil called Cold Pressed Elixir by GringoCool.  Our goal is to serve our customers by staying true to three pillars. Provide the Real Thing Many US consumers have not had the chance to experience or taste real extra virgin olive oil.  In the … Continue reading Introducing “Cold Pressed Elixir” from GringoCool

Classic Recipe for Tortilla Espanola

Classic Recipe for Tortilla Espanola
There are several tapas that are the bread and butter of Spain.  The Spanish Tortilla is one of them.  Really, who can argue with potatoes, eggs and onions?  The Tortilla Espanola is a fabulous appetizer.  Rebecca Brand was kind enough to feature our Tierra Collection of terracotta pottery in a recent recipe video she made.  Please … Continue reading Classic Recipe for Tortilla Espanola

How to scam Amazon

How to scam Amazon
I have to speak out.  I have been an amazon.com seller since 2013,  and it has been an up and down business relationship.  After my experiences of 3 years, I would say to to newbie online sellers “skedaddle!” if you see a well groomed, sexy amazon coming down the street towards you, …just go find another market … Continue reading How to scam Amazon

Battle to be the “World’s Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil” – and why this is misleading.

Battle to be the “World’s Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil” – and why this is misleading.
There is a raging battle going on in Andalusia, Spain. The olive mills are fighting for awards at international fairs and everybody is going for SPECTACULAR!  The Olive Oil Times, a very good source for industry information, lists many articles about competitions and awards, and which bottles were selected at the most recent contest. But with … Continue reading Battle to be the “World’s Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil” – and why this is misleading.

Is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Like Wine?

Is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Like Wine?
Is extra virgin olive oil like wine?  Side by side in a blind taste test, would one olive oil rise to the top?  If so, what would be the characteristics of that olive oil? After living in Southern Spain for seven years where extra virgin olive oil is a part of every meal, I decided… Continue reading Is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Like Wine?