Fresh Adventure: Watch the Video on How We Source Olio Novello

Our team of sourcing experts just got back from Sicily, where they celebrated the first harvest and press of the 2015 season, hand-picking our own custom blend of olives to make a unique olio novello (new oil) exclusive to FreshDirect. Ken, our specialty merchant, described this ready-to-use oil as “fresh, vibrant, and luscious.” This limited-time delicacy is blended, pressed, and shipped from Italy within a week, meaning it’s as fresh and tasty as can be. Pairing ideas and videos on how we sourced our olio novello after the jump!

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Ora King Salmon with Tomatoes Recipe

If you’re a fan of salmon then you need to try the Ora King from the New Zealand King Salmon Company. This prized fillet is a rare luxury, making up less than one percent of the world’s salmon population. Our seafood expert, Mike Kanter, likes to cook them up in tin foil pouches to lock in all the succulent juices. Get Mike’s recipe after the jump.

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Salt-Broiled Ora King Salmon Collars Recipe

Long revered by fisherman and chefs as the best part of the fish, the collar is cut from the fatty area right below the head. It has an exceptionally sweet and rich taste with a lusciously moist texture. Our seafood expert, Mike Kanter, likes to salt-broil the collar and serve with scallions. Get Mike’s recipe after the jump.
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Interview with Forager Tama Matsuoka Wong

To suggest that Tama Matsuoka Wong has many strings to her bow is to engage in grand understatement. She is, in no particular order, a professional forager, weed eater, meadow doctor, corporate lawyer, and mother of three. Her company, Meadows and More, supplies wild and foraged plants to restaurants and food companies all over New York and New Jersey (including FreshDirect, yay!). Read our interview after the jump.

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How to Eat Authentically Al Fresco

Never heard of al fresco dining? Translating to “in the open air,” an al fresco meal is like an upscale picnic outdoors with an array of delicious Italian snacks for sharing—and who doesn’t love an Italian picnic? Our Specialty Merchant Ken put together his favorite picks for eating al fresco. Read on for tips on hosting your own this summer!


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Meet the Makers: Wandering Bear Cold Brew

“The wandering bear is my spirit animal,” says Wandering Bear cofounder Ben Gordon as he welcomes the FreshDirect team to his small factory in Queens. “I always knew I wanted to start a company called Wandering Bear, I just didn’t know what it was I was going to sell.” Thankfully for iced coffee fans that “what” turned out to be cold brew.

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