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April 21, 2013


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Laurie Van Asten

We love to toast thick slices of sourdough and/or ciabatta in olive oil--to eat with soup, or alone sprinkled with salt and coarse pepper.

Laurie Van Asten

Already liked (loved) your fb page. :))

kimberly p.

Already a fan of your FB page!

kimberly p.

Liked Azienda Agricola Taurino on FB too~!

C M Tedeschi

Liked Azienda Agricola Taurino & Food Lover's Odyssey

kimberly p.

I keep a couple olive oils on hand to roast veggies, make fresh croutons, drizzle on soup and pizza~! Would love to see Donato make soup!
Can't wait to try the Lemon and Olive Oil Cake recipe~!

Rosa Bella

I only use olive oil for cooking in the kitchen and literally everywhere. Friday it was in the stuffed artichokes and pizza topping; Saturday in the pan for frying chicken and in the evening i used it for the eggplant lasagna. Today I used it in the marinade for the bbq meat and mixed with mustard and vinegar on the salad. I go through bottles of it!

The lemon cake looks wonderful!
I already like your page on Facebook and have liked azienda agricola Taurino too :)


I have a biscotti recipe that uses olive oil. I've been making the same recipe for over 20 years. I also love using OO to make a big pan of roasted vegetables.
I would like Donato to show us something with lamb.


About the only p,aces I don't use olive oil are on cereal and ice cream. And even then ...

Truly, I love the stuff, and this looks like a great giveaway. Thank you!


Yum, I love to drizzle olive oil on homemade pizza and I can't wait to try the lemon cake! I would love to see you and Donato make simply summer salads.



Like on FB, Grazie!


Azienda Agricola Taurino is like on FB!


I'm already a fan of your FB page, but I did enter a comment for this post. I am more than happy to repeat it here. That is the best looking olive oil cake I have ever seen. The color is exquisite, and the texture looks mighty fine to me!


Greetings! I use olive oil when sautéing vegetables, dressing salad, marinating meats... and just simply dipping bread into it.

I would love to see you and Donato cook a Pizza di Patate next time!

Grazie, I love your blog!


I have also liked the Food Lover's Odyssey Facebook page, thanks!


And I have also liked Azienda Agricola Taurino Facebook page.

Thanks again!


Kathy, I think I would like to see Doonato make traditional Pugliese dishes that are made especially for various holidays, such as St. Joseph's say, etc.


I only use two kinds of oil: olive and extra virgin olive oil along with Grapeseed oil for high temp frying.... Please have more cake recipes using olive oil. Thanks.


I just "Liked" Azienda Agricola Taurino's FB page too. Also I realized I misspelled Donato's name in my previous comment. A thousand pardons. My rogue keystrokes are a constant source of embarrassment to me!

I am amazed at what a true labor of love it is to produce fine olive oil. It is such hard work, and subject to the vicissitudes of Mother Nature. Congratulations to your friends.

Cheryl Spiegel

Of course, olive oil cake with a dusting of confectioners sugar, simply delicious. And, olive oil ice cream, puts a smile on my face.


I think I use more extra virgin olive oil per month than some people use in a year! I use it in most of my cooking - for pasta, soup, meat, vegetables - you name it! I've used it in dessert too. It does make a great cake! I look forward to trying your lemon cake recipe. It looks fabulous. Grazie mille!


I've never thought of using olive oil in a cake recipe, but I'm not much of a cook/baker. My favorite use of olive oil is to drizzle it over asparagus before putting it in the oven or on the grill! Yummy!


I use extra virgin olive oil in almost everything. Love it!


I use it in pasta dishes, fish, chicken, salads, etc.


I use it to sauté nearly everything!

Jeffrey Lammers

My favorite way to use olive oil is to drizzle it on my homemade pizza, it adds such a fresh flavor to the pie!
I'd love to see some DARK chocolate brownies made the on your next visit!

Dee S

I love to use extra virgin olive oil in my salads and drizzled over homemeade pizza and pasta! I would love to see a delicious fish dish next time!

Jeffrey Lammers

I like your Facebook page.

Dee S

I already like you on fb!

Dee S

I like Azienda Agricola Taurino on fb!

Carrie C

I use olive oil in just about everything except my coffee. Dressings, to cook with, to drizzle on vegetables, potatoes, etc.

Donato should make something tasty with lots of oregeno.

Jeffrey Lammers

I like Azienda Agricola Taurino on Facebook.


Kathy - I don't know what I love more - the idea of biting into that cake, or a trip with you to Puglia. Well, actually how about a trip to Puglia where I eat that cake! Seriously, what a delicious looking olive oil cake with a nice texture. PS - I already "like" you on FB.

Christina Z

So mad that I didn't realize you had a FB page before - but I definitely just liked it :)

And olive oil? I confess, I use olive oil every day - in my skincare routine, homemade remedies, sautéing (esp. brussels sprouts), and actually made a similar version to your Lemon & Olive Oil Cake (above) just last week!

Carrie C

I liked you on FaceBook, under CarrieRingwald, for my second chance in the drawing.

Jim Dekan

I use olive oil all the time, but particularly enjoy it with bread instead of butter, and also will make pasta with olive oil & garlic. I'd like to see Donato cook something quick & easy that I could serve at a small party with up to 10 or 12 guests. Something that would be impressive and highlight the use of the fancy Italian olive oil. Thanks! - Jim

Jim Dekan

I just "liked" the Food Lover's Odyssey Page for a second chance to win. Thanks! - Jim

Jim Dekan

I just "liked" Azienda Agricola Taurino on Facebook for a third chance to win. My FB name is "Dekan Ringwald" by the way. Thanks - would love to visit the Taurino grove someday - photos look awesome!


I love olive oil drizzled over tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. I'm sure he would cook a mean pizza :)


I use great Italian olive oil on our salad every night and just love it drizzled on grilled bread and swirled into a soup. I'd love to see Donato cook a traditional Pugliese pasta. Liked you both on FB!

Carrie C

I'm making this cake for my mom's birthday this weekend.

Margot C

This contest is probably not for Americans (I can't tell), but I would be interested in how he makes a Tapenade or something like that.


The giveaway for Taurino olive oil is now closed. Thanks for all the great comments and interesting suggestions for Donato's next dish. Congratulations to Dee S. Her comment, #27, was randomly chosen and two bottles of Taurino Olive Oil are on their way to you from Puglia!


I'd like to try this cake in a bundt pan. Would you suggest doubling the recipe?

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