November's "Green Gold"

In November, as you travel through the countryside around Cortona and other hilltop villages, there seems to be people hanging from the olive tree's - both old and young, men and women. It is harvest time for "Green Gold" Nuovo Olio (new oil). I love working in the fields with Beppe and Luigi picking olives, taking them to the consortium's cold press and enjoying the new oil that same evening by a fire, on warm Tuscan toast with delicate flake salt.

Shari Newman