A peace offering with a fantastic flavor.
The olive branch is historically known as the symbol of peace in the Mediterranean.
The olive tree is one of the most intricate trees to cultivate. It takes years for one to grow. A shrub native to the Mediterranean, some olive trees in the groves around the Mediterranean Sea are centuries old, with some dating up to 3500 years.
The olive is also a laborious fruit to harvest; the Kalamata olives, say, must be hand-picked. Thus, learning how to nurture olives is a school of life.
Olive oil is no wonder, the core ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine. It is an ancient tradition still at the core of healthy eating.
Made to be shared at festive tables, Bella Cucina Olivada Olive Pesto is pure kalamata olive with a hint of lemon.
The Kalamata olive is a large, dark brown olive with a smooth, meaty texture, named after the city of Kalamata in the southern Peloponnese, Greece.
It is perfect for serving as a condiment with grilled swordfish with a salad of lightly dressed arugula.
Also, a great dip with legendary Bella's Dipping Crackers!