Who Is The King Of Oils?

King Of The Mediterranean Diet

In the Mediterranean diet, everything revolves around this essential ingredient because of its taste and nutritional aspects, but it is also a cultural matter. Olive oil—that is, extra virgin olive oil, because we are talking about the most widely touted member of the family—boasts unique nutritional characteristics. Because it is rich in vitamins and essential fats (the ones we cannot do without in our diet, as emphasized by the WHO’s latest guidelines) and because it is suited to all palates and dishes thanks to the immense number of varieties that are available. Italy produces huge quantities and, in fact, only two of its regions—Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta—do not grow olives. But this yellow gold flows freely everywhere else, from one end of the peninsula to the other, with different characteristics depending on where it is made. The oil can be fruity or not, and have more or less body, and range in acidity. Just like wine. To grasp all its facets, you should taste it without cooking it: in other words, just drizzle it right onto the dish you’re making or add it at the very end. This will maintain all its culinary qualities as well as its advantages in terms of wellness. Extra virgin olive oil is distinguished from plain virgin oil by specific sensory and chemical characteristics. According to EU regulations, olive oil can be defined as extra virgin only if it has a maximum acidity of no more than 0.8% (versus 2% for just virgin oil).

Then variables in terms of taste and aroma are also considered. The perfect equation calls for a balance between the fruity components and the slightly piquant ones (caused by polyphenols). After that, it’s just a matter of preference and provenance, but there’s one thing to bear in mind: complete traceability. The label must clearly indicate not only that it is a superior-quality oil made only from olives and strictly with mechanical processes, but also that the origin of the olives is Italy. And not just that it was produced in Italy. Here are some of the best- known provenances.

Puglia: With about 60 million trees, this is Italy’s biggest olive-growing region. There are countless varieties and here as well the oil’s identity will vary depending on where the olives are grown. On the palate it shows medium intensity.

Sicily: The island produces oils with some of the best aromas, while on the palate it is not very rich.

Sardinia: On Italy’s other major island oil is virtually a flagship product. Fans of Sicilian oil appreciate its fruity palate. Some Sardinian oils have a strong herbaceous component reminiscent of cardoons and artichokes, which thrive here.

Tuscany: As is the case with wine, this production area has a public of die-hard fans. The oils from the region are generally appreciated for their lightness and very fruity aftertaste.

Liguria: The region is famous mainly for oil made with Taggiasca olives, which grow on the Riviera towards the French border. These olives are very small but have an intense flavor, producing an oil low in acidity and with a taste offering many overtones, from almonds to pine nuts.

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Pickled Okra – Hot!!!!

What is Okra?
Okra, also known as “lady’s finger”, or “bamia” is one of the popular nutritious vegetables of North-East African origin. The pods usually gathered while they are green, tender, and at immature stage. The plant is cultivated throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions around the world for their fibrous fruits or “pods.” Bamia grows best in well-drained and manure rich soil.

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Pickled Okra – Hot 16 oz.

Crisp and flavorful, this spicy okra is a must for parties and picnics. Adorn your relish trays and enjoy our finest select produce, packed fresh from the field to ensure mouth-watering

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That is right! Sign up for any of our 3 or 6 month subscription plans and get our delicious pickeles delivered to you every month and save 10% off the price of the pickles. Hurry this offer ends May 1, 2016

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‘The Pickle Recipe’ takes center stage at film festival Officials expecting over 170 films

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The Palm Beach County International Film Festival kicks off Wednesday and runs through April 14.

The festival features more than 170 films in its 21st year.

“The Pickle Recipe” is one of the films that will be featured this year.

The movie, directed by Michael Manasseri, is about a dad who falls on hard times and needs money for his daughters bat mitzvah.

“He is desperate and he goes to his shady Uncle Morty,” said Manasseri.

His uncle agrees to give him money on one condition: if he steals his grandma’s secret recipe.

The film’s star might look familiar to movie fans. Lynn Cohn is the grandmother with the secret recipe. She had roles in “Sex and the City” and the second “Hunger Games” film.

“The Pickle Recipe” will be screened Thursday and Monday at the Cinemark Plaza 20 theater in Boca Raton.

For more information on the festival, click here.


A fun Pickle Game

Pop all the pickles before they hit the ground




Best Gourmet Market/Specialty Food Shop 2016

Best of Bergen

By (201) Magazine  2016 Readers Poll Winner

Market Basket
813 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes
(201) 891-2000

What can you say about a business that for 10 years in a row has been voted the best gourmet market in Bergen? Clearly, it’s the best and readers say so. It’s an experience to walk through the aisles of this popular market – especially when you hit the deli counter and prepared foods area. Choices are endless. Don’t miss the flowers or specialty candies either.


B&M Park Ridge

Maywood Market Place Maywood

Pickle Licious Teaneck

One of the wonders of living in Bergen is that there is a seemingly endless supply of businesses that specialize in satisfying the gourmet tastes of our communities. B&M, also a butcher shop, and Maywood Market Place, specializing in catering, are among the most popular markets and enjoy a well-satisfied clientele. Pickle Licious is a Bergen icon loved for its variety of dills, sour, and half-sours, as well as other specialties, including pickled condiments like hot peppers, marinated artichokes and mushrooms, and relishes.

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Where Pickles Meet Penny Candy in Teaneck

Pickle Licious: Where Pickles Meet Penny Candy in Teaneck

If you like pickles, then you should obviously consider making a visit to Pickle Licious. But if you’re not a pickle fan, don’t write off this charming Teaneck shop without giving it a try, as it carries much more than the traditional pickled cucumbers! You’ll also find house-made tapenade, as well as an olive bar featuring stuffed green olives, kalamata olives, and more. Marinated artichokes and sun-dried tomato paste round out the shop’s Mediterranean-inspired offerings.

Grilling enthusiasts will enjoy exploring a range of marinades, mustards, and grilling sauces, and anyone with a sweet tooth will have fun choosing among the shop’s many different chocolates and penny candies. Bite into a rich milk chocolate fudge meltaway, or savor the salty-sweet crunch of a chocolate-covered potato chip. Jelly beans, malted milk balls, and chewy caramels are all available for purchase by the pound.

Pickle Licious
384 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 457-0500


Let Picklelicious help you with your next party!

Party Platters

To place your order, call us at our retail store at 201-833-0100

Platters are available at our retail store only.

Pickle spear platter – $30

Regular – full sour, half sour, Kosher dill, sour tomatoes in center with marinated mushrooms, sweet red pepper filets and pitted Kalamata olive garnish.

Or, choose 4 items: Full sour, half sour, Kosher dill, sweet pickle, sweet chili, hot and spicy full sour, hot and spicy half sour, horseradish

Pickled sour tomatoes, pink tomatoes when available.



Pickles chip platter – $20

Choose 4 Items

Full sour, half sour, Kosher dill, new, sweet, sweet, chili, hot and spicy, hot and spicy half sour, horseradish.

Pickled sour tomatoes, pink tomatoes when available.

Olive platter – $40

Choose 4 Items

Cerignola, pitted Kalamata, Mediterranean mix, hot and spicy mix, black Greek, oil cured, hot and spicy oil cured, Alex’s sundried olive mix, Carol’s lemon zest

Stuffed – garlic, pimento, almond, jalapeno


Dip platter – $40

Choose 4 Items

Hummus — regular, lemon-garlic, horseradish, sundried tomato, sweet pepper, hot pepper, Kalamata

Paste – sundried tomato, green olive, black olive

Stuffed Grape Leaves (sold in-store only)


Condiment platter – $40

Choose 4 Items

Peppers — hot pepper mix, sweet red pepper filets, peppadews

Marinated mushrooms, Taylors hot and spicy mushrooms, or artichokes



Sun-Dried tomatoes

Stuffed Grape Leaves (sold in-store only)