Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Olives Go Wild

Prince Albert is in for a real treat. Linda Costa of Olives Go Wild will be conducting fascinating and mouth-watering olive talks and tastings during the upcoming Prince Albert Town & Olive Festival. Linda’s expertise and experience in the fields of olive oil appreciation and the curing of table olives is recognised internationally. During the Festival, she will talk on olive oil appreciation and tasting, as well as reveal a simple guide to processing table olives.

Olives Go Wild is a business venture set up by Linda Costa and Sandra van Schaik to support and actively participate in the young and dynamic South African olive industry. Linda and Sandra are passionate about all things olive, its history and the substance of these majestically timeless and ancient trees. Their enthusiasm and knowledge is unselfishly shared with many people in South Africa and abroad wanting to learn about these vibrant trees and their bounty.

This is an ideal opportunity to extend your knowledge about this wonderful natural product.


Extra Virgin Olive Oil Appreciation – To know it is to love it.

Learn how olive oil is made, what is meant by ‘extra virgin’ and how to protect your favourite olive oil. We will taste gorgeous oils and demonstrate the difference between the flavour-enhancing quality oils and the fly-by-nights, often perceived to be bargains. We will discuss how to use olive oil and expand on the ‘extra’ health benefits.

Duration: 60 minutes – 1 and 2 May at 10h00

Table Olives Made Easy

No more sleepless nights worrying about your olives in the bath! No more cancelled holiday breaks due to early olive harvesting! Learn how to make the best tasting table olives without any hassles.

By gaining an understanding of the fermentation process and an insight into possible problem areas, the curing of your olives will become easy, exciting and the result will be olives with consistent taste and texture.

Duration: 60 minutes – 1 and 2 May at 12h00

Tickets cost R100 per person. Advance booking is strongly advised as space is limited. All talks will be held in the conference room at the Swartberg Hotel.

For bookings call: Essie 083 387 1199 or Wendy023 5411 687/023 5411 787

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