26 May 2019 - Director LUIGI CARICATO - staff@olioofficina.net

log in - register - advertising - donate

pleasures > olio officina festival

The olive oil expert and grafting

Poste Italiane will once again be one of the leading protagonists of the Olio Officina Festival, now at its sixth edition. The Italian Post Office is presenting two stamp cancels, depicting respectively an oleologist or oil specialist and an example of grafting, an agricultural technique that promises success against the perilous bacterium Xylella fastidiosa

OO G

The olive oil expert and grafting

On Friday 3 and Saturday 4 of February, at the Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan, stamp collectors can have their mail cancelled with two special postal markings devoted to the Olio Officina Festival.

For the third consecutive year, the creator, organizer and director of this event, Mr. Luigi Caricato, has chosen to celebrate his festival with an exclusive service offered by the Italian postal service philatelic bureau, i.e. Poste Italiane Filatelia.

The two stamp cancels, round in shape, were designed by illustrator Valerio Marini: one depicts an olive branch, the oil flowing out of a centrifugal separator and the official oil tasting glass, whereas the other depicts the grafting technique to which so much hope is pinned for successfully eradicating Xylella, a serious bacterial disease afflicting our olive trees.

Special postcards have been printed for this occasion, which when stamped and cancelled will become collection items for the philatelic fraternity.
In this respect we would like to underline the great care in the selection of the postage stamps: the range chosen is one depicting the best products from our country. The stamps include one released this year to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the foundation of the renowned pasta manufacturing company De Cecco, and one issued in 2008, devoted to spaghetti amatriciana. We chose the latter stamp as a tribute to Amatrice, the town that was razed to the ground by the horrifying earthquake that recently hit our country.

The latest stamps issued by Poste Italiane will also be available, as well as folders, presentation packs, postcards, books, stockbooks, stamp albums and various other philatelic accessories.

In the 60 days following the event, the stamp cancels will be deposited at the Philatelic Bureau of the Post Office in Milan, at the Palazzo della Regione, to satisfy the requests of those unable to attend the festival. The die hub will then be brought to the Museo storico della comunicazione (the Historical Museum of Communication) in Rome.

 

OO G - 05-02-2017 - All rights reserved

DIXIT
TASTE
Antico Borgo, the scent and flavours of the Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino trine

Antico Borgo, the scent and flavours of the Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino trine

A Tuscan PGI oil made by Terre dell’Etruria, a farming cooperative society that has invested all it has on its members, expertly helping and guiding them towards quality and success. The most impressive features of this extra virgin oil, flavour apart, are its remarkable quality/price ratio and extraordinary yield > Luigi Caricato

COOKING
Ravioli with Garda extra virgin olive oil stuffing and black olive charcoals

Ravioli with Garda extra virgin olive oil stuffing and black olive charcoals

Extra Virgin Garda DOP olive oil’s distinctive traits are its naturally delicate flavor and its elegance. At the taste it can be recognized for harmony or its organoleptic notes and for the light and balanced aromas: the scents of fresh grass, aromatic herbs, hay and artichoke, together with the typical almond aftertaste, make it unique. Recipe by chef Carlo Bresciani

WEB
Olio Turri's blog, a happy exception

Olio Turri's blog, a happy exception

Very few oil producers run blogs. Turri's, with its minimalistic design, is both simple and elegant. It is also available in English: posts are published at regular intervals and dispatched through newsletters > Luigi Caricato

OO VIDEO

The art of healthy eating

The fruit of tradition, care and a passion for quality. Our story starts here, in Puglia. The beating heart of the Mediterranean Sea. This is the birthplace of our oil-making art, an art that has always considered olives as a living body. Video Spot Corporate by Masseria di Sant'Eramo