Box Store Olive Oil Not Up to Par – Even in Spain!

More than half of the extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) sold in Spanish supermarkets and superstores does not pass standardized taste tests.  Wow! This, according to an article recently published in El Pais (a leading newspaper of Spain).  See article here. Of course this is controversial.  Olive oil merchants are intent on making a profit, and one … Continue reading Box Store Olive Oil Not Up to Par – Even in Spain!

GringoCool Olive Oil, Taste Testing Parties – the Millenial Pepsi Challenge!

Since we launched our GringoCool brand of Spanish extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), we have encouraged our friends and family to hold test tastes in their neighborhoods.  We are very proud of the quality of EVOO that we sell, and we will gladly put ours in a test taste with any –mano a mano!  – bring … Continue reading GringoCool Olive Oil, Taste Testing Parties – the Millenial Pepsi Challenge!

Why do I like GringoCool EVOO so much?

As you can imagine, in our house we always have extra virgin olive oil. From being a luxury item in my parent’s household when I was a kid, it’s THE oil we use for cooking in our home now. Every time Steve goes to the oil mill where GringoCool EVOO is bottled, he buys a … Continue reading Why do I like GringoCool EVOO so much?

Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo) Recipe

There are three tricks to preparing garlic shrimp.  First, you must use enough garlic.  The dish is a garlic dish as much as a shrimp dish.  Second, you must use a high quality extra virgin olive oil, and don’t be shy with it.  The third tip is to cook at a low heat and be … Continue reading Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo) Recipe

Free Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sample with each Pottery Purchase

I woke in a marketing mood today!  And can’t help but share some of our GringCool news. Starting this week, we ship a free sample of Spanish extra virgin olive oil with each purchase of pottery from our online store (www.gringocool.com).  The free samples are 30 ml (about 2 tablespoons). Below is our instructions that … Continue reading Free Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sample with each Pottery Purchase

Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain

Being from the States, I grew up with butter.  Low calorie margarine made a big move in the mid-70s and I ate a lot of that also.  My family did not use much olive oil.  As an adult living in the States, we sometimes had a bottle of “olive oil” in the house, but again, … Continue reading Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain

Remembering our loved ones

Wonder, Read, Taste, Be Cool Wonder Halloween, All Saints Day, and the Day of the Dead are all end of October or beginning of November celebrations in the Western Hemisphere. While the Anglo Halloween tradition is marked more by the spirits of terrifying or magical creatures, monsters, and bloody bodies, the Spanish tradition is more into remembering the loved ones … Continue reading Remembering our loved ones