Guest:  Lori Hackman, owner of the Oilerie Sun Prairie

The holidays are upon us, and bountiful food is central to the gatherings of family and friends as we celebrate the season. But we can make choices – healthy ones – and incorporate nutritious foods in creative ways in the dishes we serve.

The Mediterranean diet is the eating program most recommended for a healthy lifestyle, and one of the main staples of this diet is olive oil.  But the story does not end there.  Not all olive oils are alike.  Many are not 100% pure and may not be as flavorful or offer the same health benefits as extra virgin olive oil which is made from the first pressing of the olives and carefully processed to maintain its integrity.

On this program, Lori Hackman, owner of the Oilerie Sun Prairie, a European-style olive oil tasting bar, takes us on a culinary journey to Italy where the olives are grown, processed and then sent directly to the Oilerie where customers are given the opportunity to taste the difference.  Paired with pure Aged Balsamic Vinegars, they offer a delicious, healthy choice for the most discerning palate.

There is a lot to learn about olive oil.  This program features ideas on how to build this healthy choice into your daily diet.