Blog Posts

  • 5 Tips to Understanding Pasta

    You cook it at home, you can find it in restaurants all over the world, you invent and reinvent it with whatever you’ve got at hand and you can’t get enough of it. If you’d like to know more about this highly versatile ingredient, here are five tips to understanding pasta. Pasta is a great source […]

    read more
    September 7, 2018
  • How Many Different Kinds of Pasta Are There?

    Pasta dishes are some of the most popular and well-known recipes worldwide. From their native Italy, they’ve traveled in the form of spaghetti or macaroni accompanied by pesto or Bolognese sauce to countries where they’ve created new fusions with local cuisine. You’ve probably eaten and made hundreds of pasta dishes, but what do you really […]

    read more
    August 31, 2018
  • Healthy Salad Dressings

    Summer dishes and backyard cookouts conjure up good memories of carefree gatherings spent with family and friends. Whether it is bruschetta made from your garden tomatoes, barbecued chicken coated in a homemade marinade or a salad sprinkled with summer’s freshest produce, STAR Olive Oils and Vinegars are the perfect accent to your favorite summer dishes. […]

    read more
    August 20, 2018
  • Tips For Cooking Brussels Sprouts

    Brussels Sprouts: Size Matters! Brussels sprouts are known to sometimes to have a bitter taste. How do you know which are bitter and which are not? From their size! Size affects flavor. The smallest Brussels sprouts are the least bitter. The larger Brussels sprouts can be used for roasting since the high heat will bring […]

    read more
    July 31, 2018
  • Tips For Cooking Spinach

    Spinach is considered a superfood because it has an extremely high nutritional value and is rich in antioxidants. It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium. Cooking spinach can be tricky. A bunch of fresh spinach gets dramatically smaller when cooked. […]

    read more
    July 23, 2018
  • Green Smoothies With Olive Oil

    Green smoothies have landed with a bang and are here to stay. Whether they’re in a magazine, part of the detox frenzy, or simply because we like them; these delicious juices are becoming very  popular. Have you ever thought of adding some olive oil to your smoothies? Olive oil is packed with goodness, and even […]

    read more
    May 29, 2018
  • Dressings For Spring Salads Using Infused Olive Oils

    Do you like salads but want to spruce them up a bit? Are you tired with the same old recipes? If so, you’ll love these recipes for salad dressings using our infused olive oils! Let’s start with something easy: A Classic Mozzarella and Tomato Caprese Salad  We recommend making an aromatic salad dressing using STAR Basil Infused Olive Oil, […]

    read more
    May 23, 2018
  • How To Barbecue Like A Master!

    Good weather can only mean one thing, barbecue season! When the sun is shining, it’s the perfect time to pull out the grill and get creative with your barbecuing skills. But don’t forget that barbecues aren’t just for hamburgers and hot dogs—they can be whatever you want them to be. So, give your imagination free […]

    read more
    May 18, 2018
  • The Mediterranean Diet Improves Memory At Any Age

    The virtues of the Mediterranean diet are so many that scientists keep finding health benefits for fighting mental and cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and many others. A new study by the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, US, states that this eating pattern could reduce the cognitive decline risk in the elderly. To reach this conclusion, researchers […]

    read more
    May 14, 2018
  • Switch From Butter To Olive Oil… You Will Love It!

    Try opening any of your parents’ or grandparents’ classic cookbooks from the 1960s or 1970s, when French cuisine ruled the world, and you’re bound to find recipes oozing with butter. For decades, few cooks dared to imagine replacing butter with a healthier option. Now we know that while butter is rich in saturated fat, olive […]

    read more
    May 14, 2018
  • How to Throw a Cinco de Mayo Party

    We’re big fans of Mexico and we love Mexican dinner parties, so how about throwing one of our own? Here’s how: design a red, white and green color scheme (keep it classy rather than tacky), put together a Ricardo Arjona playlist and draw up a simple but impressive menu (don’t forget tacos and guacamole). Órale! […]

    read more
    May 2, 2018
  • Seasonal Fruits & Veggies to Enjoy this Fall

    Fall is such an exciting time of the year. Apart from Halloween costumes and hay rides, the autumn season also brings a bountiful harvest of healthy and delicious produce, ranging from squash and sweet potatoes to apples and pears. Check out our chart to see what produce is in season!   Try some of our recipes […]

    read more
    October 10, 2017
Newsletter Sign-Up

Get tasty recipes, cooking tips and great offers from STAR.