Television chefs extol the virtues of using extra virgin olive oil and are there on the supermarket shelves promoting their brand-named oils. But how much do we ever think about the qualities, flavours and varieties of olive oil or whether the colour matters? How much do most of us really know about olive oil? Anne Dolamore talks to Charles Carey.
When two old friends and connoisseurs get together and the conversation turns to their favourite subject, the talk becomes endless, winding in and out of anecdotes as they share their depth of knowledge. In this fly-on-the-wall video, Anne Dolamore, author of one of the first books in English on olive oil, talks to Charles Carey, whose company, The Oil Merchant, launched in 1984, pioneered the importing of extra virgin olive oil into the UK.