There are some ingredients a cook simply cannot do without. One of the most invaluable is olive oil. So, when you find a particularly special product – it is worth celebrating! Award-winning extra virgin olive oil Peace Oil is certainly special, and not only because it tastes really good. It’s made from olives grown in the foothills of the Carmel mountains in Israel, and is “produced by Jews, Arabs, Druze and Bedouin working together.”
“An initiative of registered UK charity The Charities Advisory Trust, Peace Oil encourages co-operation between communities. By helping to market their product it hopes to bring economic prosperity to such enterprises, encouraging others to follow their example.”
It’s also delicious. Warm some chopped garlic in it and drizzle over pasta or stir through mashed potato, use in a simple salad dressing or add to soup for an extra rich and peppery flavour.
You can feel good about yourself, too, because profits from Peace Oil are used to support peace and reconciliation work in the Middle East.
Peace Oil makes a good stocking filler for anyone who is interested in good food, and cares about where it comes from. About £10 a bottle.