OIL - EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW
& COOKING ARTICLE
Passion for Olive Oil
(taken straight from Papa's website)
Papa's Haven, a member of the Slow Food International
Movement and the James Beard Foundation, is a family
owned and operated business for the purpose of importing
from Europe and wholesaling in North America certain
gourmet foods that cultivate the art of living and promote
gentleness, pleasure, knowledge, lasting enjoyment from
culinary traditions, quality of life, and the quality
of product biodiversity.
products come from the Mediterranean Sea, a place where
three continents meet and numerous cultures are united
by an enjoyment of a simple life and natural beauty,
a passion for artistic creation and pride in sharing
meals with friends and guests.
foundation of our business dates back to March 12, 1979,
when I received my international import-export license;
however, the passion for my business began decades ago
and continues to inspire my dreams and discoveries.
come from a long line of farmers and good cooks. My
great aunt was the chef at their family owned and operated
"Ypatia" restaurant and inn, a favorite weekend
getaway for the Greek Royal family on the Kavouri coast
near Athens. When she taught me to cook my first recipe,
she instilled in me the conviction to use the finest
quality and freshest ingredients in order to make a
meal special and one that you are proud to share.
great grand father, a farmer and a priest, was so famous
for his dinners for the less fortunate who traveled
the Greek country side seeking employment that when
the Danish Royal family visited his village, they specially
requested that dinner in their honor be prepared by
him. Other members of my family who devoted their careers
to international commerce always brought an international
flavor to our traditional Mediterranean family cooking
by my childhood dreams, I spent my youth venturing throughout
Asia, Europe and the Pacific discovering their rich
cultures and secrets to their exotic culinary arts.
It is a joy for me to share with you some heart-warming
family recipes left to me as a legacy, some of the products
that I use to create these family favorites and some
important information about the care that I have taken
to select these products with my family's enjoyment,
health and well-being in mind.
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them that you share our passion for our quality standards
and that you will be purchasing our products from them.
hope you share this passion for flavor and quality and
invite you to discover the excitement that we have found
in our very special products.
Certified Olive Oil Consultant
article came from Constantine Alexander better known
as Papa Constantine. Papa Constantine is a Certified
Olive Oil Consultant based in Connecticut, USA. His
website is no longer available.
Constantine Alexander, 2001
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