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.
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 went to a local Greek Catholic school in New York City and earned dual degrees from New York University, 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 them 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.
Anna’s artisan Three Olives Olive Oil offers a unique mellow and fruity taste that makes it the perfect complement for cooking, dipping and dressing. The three olives included in Anna’s unique blend are:
• The Fruity Arbequina
While the olive oil is produced in California, this small olive is native to Spain’s Catalonia region. Soft textured and delicately flavored, it’s delicious served with pasta, salads or as an hors d’oeuvre.
• The Fruity, Slightly Nutty Arbosana
This small, more robust olive has a fruity, slightly nutty flavor with a more pungent, peppery kick. Its high polyphenol level is believed to help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
• The Very Fruity & Flavorful Koroneiki
Originally from Kalamata, Greece, Koroneiki olives are very fruity, with a fabulous aroma, and help to make the olive oil exceptionally tasty.
Three Olives Olive Oil is California estate grown and produced, first cold pressing, certified 100% extra virgin olive oil.
For more information, visit www.theartisanalkitchen.com.