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Have you ever tried Castelvetrano olives? They are giant olives, bright green, with a crunchy bite and a clean, fruity flavor that actually taste like olive oil. They are delicious!

The first I ever tried them was in NYC at Corvo Bianco. These olives are very different from the salty, pungent cured olives that I also love. They are delicate and light in flavor, with a crisp bite. They are harder to find though. I did manage to find them at Farm Boy last week, otherwise you can go to Nicastro’s or your local Italian store.

They aren’t cured in vinegar like other olives. They are just processed in brine, so they are slightly salty, but without that bitterness found in other olives. I used them as part of cheese platter on the weekend. Try them today, they are amazing!

I am a girl who loves food. I grew up with a Mom who was an excellent cook. She wrote a cookbook when I was a child, and as they say, the rest is history. Started a catering business in 2005 and haven’t looked back. I am a mom to 2 beautiful girls and I want them to love food as much as I do. In the meantime, I love life and love my job @ http://www.monicaskitchen.com