artisan olive oil

December 11, 2006

Through Elise over at Simply Recipes, I received an email from one of the principals of Alejandro & Martin, importers of artisan olive oils from small farms around the world. They are offering 800 boxes of a variety of olive oil for free – all you pay is shipping, with no added fees or markup. A link is provided and each individual can send 10 boxes to to different recipients, including themselves. The idea being, and it seems smart, to invest in getting their product in front of the end users and not just utilizing the shotgun approach to advertising. They only ask that you send it to people you know would appreciate a high-quality olive oil. I do not receive anything from this, but I did order a couple of boxes. The shipping prices both to Alaska and the lower 48 were reasonable. The offer lasts for a week, or until the 800 boxes are gone.

update: all 800 boxes were gone in 48 hours, but there is still time to place normal orders for the holidays.

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1 Lisabeth December 12, 2006 at

please quit your day job and let me know when and where you are serving these scallops for dinner.
thanks for the olive oil link. you have saved the day for me as I finish holiday shopping. our few foodie friends will most certainly enjoy the gift pack- I wouldn’t have known about it otherwise.

jared says: thanks Lisabeth.  that olive oil deal came at just the right time, and it seem like a lot of folks are taking advantage.  Nice to have an alternative to the jugs they sell at Costco…

2 Corey January 3, 2007 at

I am the happy christmas recipient of one of the oil packages, thanks to lisabeth , and they are delish. With an impending staff party to cook for, the oil paired with no-knead-uber-bread (see baking) is sure to impress taste buds. Thanks for the great info, and thanks lisa!

jared says: that oil and that bread were made to go together., but those bottle might be too pretty to open.

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