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Seared Duck Breast with Balsamic Raspberry Gastrique and Coconut Milk Polenta

Recently I received an adorable package from The Artisanal Kitchen with samples of their award-winning authentic Modena Aged Balsamic Vinegar, accompanied by an excellent quality extra virgin olive oil and a tiny jar of organic raspberry jam. Read Full Story

Olive Oil by The Artisanal Kitchen Elevates Home Cooking

by just luxe magazine

Anna Zoitas of The Artisanal Kitchen has just introduced Three Olives Olive Oil, made from 100 percent California olives.

A now 30-something entrepreneur, Anna grew up in New York City but spent her summers visiting her grandparents’ farm in Greece, where she got closer to the source of natural foods and artisan living. “With my siblings, we used to gather fresh eggs from the chickens, feed the sheep with a milk bottle, play with the rabbits and try to stay away from the smelly hogs. I learned to cook on an outdoor fire and use farm fresh ingredients.”

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Whom You Know magazine

New! 100% California Estate Grown Three Olives Extra Virgin Olive Oil Offers Exquisite Variety, Aroma and Flavor, Recommended by Whom You Know

Being of Italian heritage, I consider olive oil to be part of my cultural heritage! I grew up tasting it ineverything from pasta dishes to omelets to dipping oil for bread, and have become quite a connoisseur. It was with great anticipation, then, that I sampled Three Olives Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Although 99% of the world’s olive oil comes from imported olives, this new product is made with 100% California olives. Created by young entrepreneur Anna Zoitas, this delightfully light and mellow olive oil is made from a blend of Arbequina, Arbosana, and Koroneiki olives. The comination of these three varietals provides a well-balanced blend of fruity, nutty, and slightly peppery flavors. I tasted it as an accompaniment to a crusty French baguette and was quite impressed with the complexity of flavor as well as how light and smooth it was. I’m looking forward to using it in many more dishes, and it will definitely have a permanent place in my pantry!

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Splash Magazine

Three Olives Olive Oil by The Artisanal Kitchen

California Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Review: Three Olives Olive Oil

Back in the days before I was married, I spent very little time in the kitchen. I just looked at olive oil as well, olive oil. It was a healthier way to cook a few things, of course, but I kind of figured that all olive oils were pretty much the same.

In reality, olive oils are a bit like fine wines – they all vary depending on the maker and the ingredients. I’ve begun to find myself having multiple types of olive oil in my kitchen now, and I decide which one I am using depending on what I am cooking! One of the things I have been paying more attention to though, is our “food footprint”. call it a silent protest if you will, but I am trying to pay more attention to where our food is grown or made. I look for made or grown in the USA so I can support folks like you and me, and make sure we have jobs. Many olive oils come from Italy and Greece, beautiful countries, and the heart of the olive growing business. 99% of the world’s olive oils come from imported fruit!

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Consider Three Olives Olive Oil for your next recipe!

I have a huge fondness for butter…toast, noodles, sauteing my veggies….Of course, it is high in fat and cholesterol and not always the best choice in your recipe.  I have been trying to replace butter with olive oil when cooking.  The Artisanal Kitchen has a 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil that is available at Westside Market locations in New York City and New Jersey.  If you have never heard of The Artisinal Kitchen, here is some information about them from their website:

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FANCY FOOD, PLAIN FOOD

Three Olives Olive Oil is a beautifully smooth and delicious olive oil that will take your taste buds on a journey to the sunny hills of California. To make this first cold pressed oil, The Artisanal Kitchen uses three different and distinct types of California Estate Olives are used, as the name suggests:

The Fruity Arbequina

The Fruity and slightly nutty Arbosana

The very fuirtful and flavorful Koroneiki

Blended together this troika of perfection is the most elegant and flavorful 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil to ever grace your table. Delicious.

May 10, 2011

Three Olives Olive OIl (sandiegofoodstuff.com)

Regular readers know that I’m something of an olive oil geek. There are few things more fun for me to do than cozy up to an olive oil bar and taste different varieties from an assortment of countries.

But I’m a big fan of our California oils and a new one was sent to me by Anna Zoitas, the owner of The Artisanal Kitchen. I have to admit I was a skeptic. After all, she’s a New Yorker, but her oil is a combination of three olive varieties grown in California–hence the name Three Olives Olive Oil.

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My Weekly Craving: Three Olives Olive Oil by The Artisanal Kitchen!

I recently discovered an artisan olive oil by the company The Artisanal Kitchen. I love a good olive oil, but with so many products on the market it can get a little confusing. So I caught up with the company’s owner & Founder, Anna Zoitas for her expert opinion on what to look for when trying to find a GOOD olive oil!

  • Olive Oil should be packaged in a dark bottle to protect it from light.
  • The acidity level should be below 1% for it to qualify as an Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The lower the acidity the better.Three Olives is .5%.
  • What are you using it for? To drizzle, for cooking, frying, dipping. Different oils work better for different applications. Work out what you are using it for before you buy.
  • If the olive oil is really inexpensive proceed with caution!
  • You can do the taste and aroma test. When you taste it should have a fresh flavor. Grassy, rooty, peppery, earthy or fruity are some positive attributes. It should taste like something fresh. Beware of a rancid olive oil that may smell or taste – old, metallic, musty-humid, fusty or winey – bitter, or acidic.

I am enjoying this unique blend of three olives which is also 100% organic. This Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a mellow and fruity taste. I drizzle it on my salad and sprinkle with a pinch of salt before I dip my bread in and it tastes so GOOD!

You can purchase a bottle of Three Olives Olive Oil ($9.99 for 16.9 fl. oz and $18.99 for 33.8 fl. oz.) directly from www.TheArtistinalKitchen.com

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Three Olives Olive Oil from The Artisanal Kitchen

When I grew up, oil meant vegetable oil. That’s all there was. My mother never gave any thought to how healthy it was or whether it was gmo or if there were any alternatives. Vegetable oil was used for everything from frying to sauteing to baking.With with more of a focus on healthy living today, we now realize that not all oils are created equal. Some oils are better for us than others. My oil of choice now is olive oil but not just any olive oil. I always look for extra virgin olive oil because EVOO comes from the first pressing of the olives and contains the most antioxidant benefits. Marty’s doctor also told him that olive oil is a more heart healthy oil than other types.

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Olive Oil by The Artisanal Kitchen Elevates Home Cooking (zimbio)

Anna Zoitas of The Artisanal Kitchen has just introduced Three Olives Olive Oil, made from 100 percent California olives.

A now 30-something entrepreneur, Anna grew up in New York City but spent her summers visiting her grandparents’ farm in Greece, where she got closer to the source of natural foods and artisan living. “With my siblings, we used to gather fresh eggs from the chickens, feed the sheep with a milk bottle, play with the rabbits and try to stay away from the smelly hogs. I learned to cook on an outdoor fire and use farm fresh ingredients.”

Anna’s attraction to natural and artisanal foods has led her to create specialty brands The Artisanal Kitchen and Urban Tribe. The Artisanal Kitchen family of products now includes Three Olives Olive Oil, which combines three different olives for a very special flavor. “The flavor of California olive oil is more mellow, lighter and foodier than with imports, which tend to have a more peppery taste profile,” says Zoitas.

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Taste Magazine Cincinnati

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

100% California Estate Grown Three Olives Extra Virgin Olive Oil Offers Exquisite Variety, Aroma and Flavor

Anna Zoitas definitely has a flair for fulfilling people’s palates with unusual culinary delights.

Her latest creation is Three Olives Olive Oil, an artisan olive oil grown and produced on one California estate and featuring a blend of three olives for ultimate quality control and unmatched flavor. While 99% of the world’s olive oil comes from imported fruit, Anna’s culinary creation is made from 100% California olives. In addition, they are unfiltered for optimal flavor and low acidity (Below 0.5%).

“The flavor of California olive oil is more mellow, lighter and foodier than with imports, which tend to have a more peppery taste profile,” says Zoitas.

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2011 sofi Silver Finalist

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Aceto Balsamico de Modena – Purple Label, named 2011 sofi ™ Silver Finalist for Outstanding Vinegar By the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade

New York, NY (April 25, 2011) – Aceto Balsamico de Modena – Purple Label, has been selected as a Silver Finalist for Outstanding Vinegar in the 2011 sofi™ Awards from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc.  The sofi Awards recognize excellence in specialty foods and beverages and are a coveted industry honor. “sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation.

The Aceto Balsamico de Modena – Purple Label was one of 110 Silver Finalists selected by a national panel of specialty food experts from 1,657 contenders across 31 Awards categories. Gold Winners will be announced in a red-carpet ceremony July 11, 2011 at the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C. hosted by noted chef Cat Cora.

“We are thrilled that the judges picked our Balsamic Vinegar,” said Anna Zoitas, founder of The Artisanal Kitchen. “Our customers tell us that the quality is far superior than other Balsamic Vinegars they have tried. Just being a finalist is great recognition.” Zoitas, a thirty something entrepreneur, founded The Artisanal Kitchen in 2009 after she decided to offer extraordinary quality artisan products that are carefully created with love and attention to detail.  Her love for all things beautiful and delicious is displayed in every product carrying The Artisanal Kitchen name.  www.TheArtisanalKitchen.com.

The sofi Awards are open to members of the NASFT, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 with more than 2,900 members throughout the U.S. and abroad. For more information on the NASFT and its Fancy Food Shows, go to www.specialtyfood.com and for complete coverage of the 2011 sofi Awards, visitfoodspring.com/sofiawards.

“The field was the most competitive yet, with more than 1650 entries across all 31 Awards. The innovation and quality of the finalists are a true testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of our members,” says Ann Daw, president of the NASFT.

Anna’s Contact:

Anna Zoitas, Owner, 917-709-4977, anna@TheArtisanalKitchen.com

NASFT Media Contacts:

Ron Tanner, VP Communications & Education; 646-878-0115, rtanner@nasft.org

Louise Kramer, Communications Director; 646-878-0130, lkramer@nasft.org

Three Olives Olive Oil Review

Three Olives Olive Oil is the newest product offered by The Artisanal Kitchen. The Artisanal Kitchen is a website offering gourmet foods, coffees, and other delights. Their olive oil is unique and fresh in a number of ways. All of the olives used to make the oil are grown in California. They are all grown and processed on one estate. Three different types of olives are used and blended together, creating an oil that tastes rich and fruity, yet mild and mellow. Growing the olives and making the oil all in one place, gives much more control of the quality and freshness needed to to make the best possible product. All of this careful attention to detail pays off in delivering an olive oil that is delicious in taste and flavor. Combined with a loaf of warm, crusty French bread, it makes for excellent dipping.

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hamptons.com

New! 100 Percent California Estate Grown Three Olives Extra Virgin Olive Oil Offers Exquisite Variety, Aroma And Flavor

SouthamptonAnna Zoitas definitely has a flair for fulfilling people’s palates with unusual culinary delights.

Her latest creation is Three Olives Olive Oil, an artisan olive oil grown and produced on one California estate and featuring a blend of three olives for ultimate quality control and unmatched flavor. While 99 percent of the world’s olive oil comes from imported fruit, Anna’s culinary creation is made from 100 percent California olives. In addition, they are unfiltered for optimal flavor and low acidity (below 0.5 percent).

“The flavor of California olive oil is more mellow, lighter and foodier than with imports, which tend to have a more peppery taste profile,” says Zoitas.

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Interview at Seattle PI

Interview: Anna Zoitas

Anna ZoitasAnna Zoitas is founder and CEO of Seven Deuce Inc., a specialty food product company that includes The Artisanal Kitchen and Urban Tribe brands. She is also the COO and marketing director for her family’s Westside Market chain in New York City.In 2009, Anna was invited to be one of the judges for the sofi Award at the prestigious Specialty Food Show in New York where she tasted 3,000 food products, judged them and selected the best from each category.

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Popeye Would be Pleased

New York, New York, April 2011— Anna Zoitas apparently has earned herself a place in fulfilling people’s palates with unusual culinary delights. www.theartisanalkitchen.com

Her latest creation is Three Olives Olive Oil, an artisan olive oil grown and produced on one California estate and featuring a blend of three olives for ultimate quality control and unmatched flavor. While 99% of the world’s olive oil comes from imported fruit, Anna’s culinary creation is made from 100% California olives. In addition, they are unfiltered for optimal flavor and low acidity (Below 0.5%).

A 30-something entrepreneur, Anna grew up in New York City but spent her summers visiting her grandparents’ farm in Greece, where she got closer to the source of natural foods and artisan living. “With my siblings, we used to gather fresh eggs from the chickens, feed the sheep with a milk bottle, play with the rabbits — and try to stay away from the smelly hogs. I learned to cook on an outdoor fire and use farm-fresh ingredients.” She attended a Greek Catholic school in New York City and earned dual degrees from New York University’s Stern School of Business, in management and organizational behavior with an emphasis on international business.

In 2009, Anna was invited to be one of the judges for the sofi Award at the prestigious Specialty Food Show in New York. In just over four days, she tasted 3,000 food products, judged and selected the best from each category. Having experienced such incredibly delightful foods, Anna knew she had found her calling and, shortly thereafter, created Seven Deuce Inc., her specialty food product business that includes The Artisanal Kitchen and Urban Tribe brands.

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Woman capitalizes benefits of growing olives and making oil in CA

More entrepreneurs are growing olives in California and while Italy, Greece and Spain are the premier destinations when one thinks of olive oils, one 30-something entrepreneur in CA grows olive threes in the state and makes her own Three Olives Olive Oil.

Anna Zoitas definitely has a flair for fulfilling people’s palates with unusual culinary delights. Her latest creation is Three Olives Olive Oil, an artisan olive oil grown and produced on one California estate and featuring a blend of three olives for ultimate quality control and unmatched flavor. While 99% of the world’s olive oil comes from imported fruit, Anna’s culinary creation is made from 100% California olives. In addition, they are unfiltered for optimal flavor and low acidity (Below 0.5%).

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Finalists for sofi™ Award for Outstanding New Product of 2009

New York, NY (June 12, 2009) – Tortilla chips with olives and capers, breakfast cheese and organic blood orange soda are among the 11 finalists for the 2009 sofi Award for Outstanding New Product of 2009. The sofi Awards, presented by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, honor the outstanding specialty foods and beverages of the year in 33 categories. “sofi” stand for specialty outstanding food innovation.

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