In my refrigerator, I have 3 jars of olives. They are Double Stuffed Olives, Kalamata olives and the regular Spanish olive. I also keep black olives in my pantry. What olives to you have at your house today?
We could also celebrate the name Olive. How about the cartoon character Olive Oyl, which is Popeye’s girlfriend. The only other person/character I can think of is Drew Barrymore’s daughter, born in 2012 was named Olive. Can you think of any others?
National Olive Day is observed annually on June 1. The olive, one of the world’s oldest fruits, is part of a traditional meze/tapas culinary experience that brings families and friends around the table to share time together rather than in a kitchen. The olive branch is a symbol of peace, hope, love and friendship and celebrating National Olive Day is a fun way to acknowledge the joy this little fruit provides.
Olives are used in many ways. We find them in cocktails and loaves of bread. We eat them whole as snacks, use them as toppings, include them on relish trays and even use them as a garnish for many foods. They are one of the most versatile foods we eat.