Olive Oil Fraud – A US Court Ruling that Makes Sense but Complicates the Consumer Landscape

Olive Oil Fraud – A US Court Ruling that Makes Sense but Complicates the Consumer Landscape
Recently, a US District Court in Minnesota sided with one of the largest olive oil companies in the world, and ordered a permanent injunction against further publication or dissemination of false and misleading information circulated on social media.  The main source for the information circulated on social media is a heavily read, referenced and criticized study … Continue reading Olive Oil Fraud – A US Court Ruling that Makes Sense but Complicates the Consumer Landscape

Plate size – What’s in your Cupboard?

Plate size – What’s in your Cupboard?
Straight up?  This is a post about the importance of plate size.  In the States, the average dinner plate size has increased by a third since 1960 – from 9 inches to 12 inches. Bigger plates encourage larger portions and the consumption of more calories.   In 1961, the average US citizen consumed 2,880 calories per … Continue reading Plate size – What’s in your Cupboard?

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

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!

Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo) Recipe

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

Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain

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

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

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