Nudo brand Italian olive oils and products are close to my heart because of the interesting concept the company has created. They have something called an Adopt-an-Olive-Tree program where you can get olive oil from your very own tree and even visit the tree in Italy. They support local farmers and sustainable practices for growing their products.
I stumbled upon this company well over a year ago and have since tried a variety of their products, including my favorite olive oil stone ground with real lemons and olive oil stone ground with mandarins, which are wonderful in salads and in baking flavored breads and cakes. You can even drizzle it on savory dishes like stuffed peppers or stuffed tomatoes.
I’ve recently had the good fortune of being able to try the trio of goodies they call Pompei’s Pillars. They’re small jars of capers in olive oil, artichoke hearts, and sun-dried tomatoes– all of which are seen as the pillars, or staples, of good southern Italian cooking (Pompei is a town located in southern Italy).
Perfect for additions to pasta, appetizers, bread or even pizza, each jar will help you add healthy variety to whatever you choose.
I love to add capers to fettucine alfredo because the first time I ever really enjoyed them was on a post-graduation trip to Florence, Italy with my dad when I had this dish outside on a terrace on a hill, overlooking the dimly-lit city of fine Italian art, architecture, and food. I felt like a movie star in my fancy clothes surrounded by professional waiters and the musical language of Italian , but all I could think about was how to re-create the dish as soon as possible. I’ve been making it at home ever since and am still reminded of that view from the terrace and the look on my dad’s face as he watched me take in all those delights in one quite memorable dinner…
Sundried Tomato and Cheese Appetizer
Nudo is generous enough to offer a package of Pompei’s Pillars to one random winner. Simply comment below with just one idea of what you would do with at least one of the jars in the trio: capers in olive oil, artichoke hearts, or sun-dried tomatoes.
Giveaway ends on Monday, January 30 at 12:01 a.m. Winners with U.S. addresses only will be chosen.
Disclosure: Nudo-Italia provided me with a free sample of the Pompeii Trio without an obligation to review or endorse in any way.