Most days during meal preparation, I’m likely to grab the bottle of olive oil. Sauteeing, dressing a salad, that olive oil is used so many times. And sometimes I’m in danger of being one of those children you hear about who think that meat comes in a package from the supermarket – never imagining for a moment that it comes from a cow or pig.
I’m a bit the same – I forget that the gorgeous golden olive oil comes from a tree and that the oil is carefully extracted and has been for many years. How many? Thousands, that’s for sure.
So when you visit the olive tree at Vouves – possibly the oldest olive tree in the world – a visit to the museum right next door will give you a fantastic insight into this amazing food product and its history.
No-one knows exactly how old the olive tree of Vouves is – it would have to be chopped down in order to discover its exact age – but it’s thought to be definitely more than 2000 years old and some experts estimate its age to be closer to 4000 years.
WHERE IS VOUVES?
Vouves 730 06,
JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.