November 3, 2016

Plan Ahead for a Low Stress Holiday Season

The calendar has just turned from October to November, which means that the holiday season has begun. It’s a time of year that is filled with gatherings of friends and family over delicious food and drink. Here at Oliver’s Market, we believe that every dinner party or celebration should go as smoothly as possible. With […]

October 31, 2016

Standing Rib Roasts

A standing rib roast, also known as prime rib, comes from the primal rib area and can consists of anywhere from 2 to 7 ribs. Although this cut of beef is commonly referred to as Prime Rib usually only restaurants serve up true USDA graded prime beef and most retailers offer choice or lower graded […]

October 26, 2016

Oliver’s Choice 100% Angus Beef

We here at Oliver’s Market are pleased to announce that we are now carrying Oliver’s Choice 100% Angus Beef for the first time in our company’s 28 year history. You have no doubt encountered the term “Angus” before, but what exactly does it mean and how does it impact the beef you’re purchasing? Here we […]

July 29, 2016

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Quality Demystified

This week at Oliver’s Market, one of our main focuses is olive oil, or more specifically, California Olive Oil Council (COOC) certified extra virgin olive oil. You might not be familiar with the COOC, but we know you will be glad once you are! Anyone who buys olive oil can take a few minutes to […]

December 30, 2015

Understanding a Bottle of Bubbly

There is something magical about the sound of a popping cork and then the fizz as the delicious liquid makes its way into your glass. It typically signifies a celebration of some sort — an engagement, a wedding, the beginning of the New Year — or even a Tuesday night at home! Sparkling wines are […]

December 10, 2015

Throw a Perfect Cocktail Party with Tips from a Pro

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As the song goes, “There’ll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting, and caroling out in the snow…” Don’t know about the snow here in sunny Sonoma County, but it is a time to get together with family and friends to celebrate the season. You want to […]

November 10, 2015

It’s “How-To” Time at Oliver’s

Go to Oliver’s and with help from one of our experienced cheese mongers, pick out some ripe, delicious cheese and their perfect accompaniments. Highlight the showiest cheese as your centerpiece and, move your still-wrapped cheeses around, with the rinds facing to the back or middle on your favorite platter or cutting board. Evaluate for color and […]

November 4, 2014

Ghee, Glorious Ghee

Michael Moody, our natural foods buyer, recently asked me to write a piece about ghee.  What is ghee? Why cook with it? What is its history?  And how delicious is it with crab?!?!? As I began to answer Michael’s questions, my research into the culinary and medicinal benefits of ghee and its cultural traditions led […]

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