The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Olives from Spain Giveaway and Chef Annie Sibonney talks olives!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Olives from Spain Giveaway and Chef Annie Sibonney talks olives!


Spanish Heritage Month just passed and I celebrated. My father's family is from Spain. My great great grandfather moved to Costa Rica from Spain to start a new life and he did. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for anything Spanish and that includes Olives from Spain.

I was able to interview Chef Annie Sibonney, Cooking Network star and Spanish cuisine expert on all things entertaining and olives, for my blog. Chef Sibonney tells us what dishes are great with olives. She also gives us some quick and easy recipes!! Here is her interview!


I want to thank Chef Sibonney for joining us here at The Art of Random Willynillyness! I LOVE olives and try to use them in a lot of dishes. My arroz con pollo is not complete with green olives stuffed with pimentos. And, one of my favorite new vegetarian recipes is Pasta with olives. Her ideas will help me with my next party. I know every party I have always includes Olives from Spain!
Olives Facts: 
* Spain is the world leader in production and export of table olives – supplying more than 155 million lbs. into the U.S 
* Olives from Spain are naturally sugar-free and contain monounsaturated fats, which can improve cholesterol levels and reduce heart attack/stroke risk 
* 95% of stuffed pimiento olives consumed by Americans come from Spain 
* During harvest in September and October, olives are picked one by one to avoid damaging the fruit. 
* Spain’s sunny weather, temperate winters and rich, fertile soil are idyllic for growing the perfect olive


Olives are part of my cooking and they should be part of yours as well! They are delicious and versatile! I have a wonderful giveaway courtesy of Olives From Spain as well!! One lucky winner will receive an Olives from Spain gift pack that includes: an olive serving dish, Olives from Spain branded toothpicks, tote bag, apron and coasters. Just enter on the Rafflecopter widget below!


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Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

About Annie Sibonney:
 A self-taught chef, expert on world gastronomy, Annie Sibonney has traveled the globe in pursuit of culinary treasures and extraordinary experiences. Annie is the Co –Creator and Host of From Spain with Love, an award winning, critically acclaimed, food adventure TV series, which immerses viewers in the rich and diverse culinary culture of Spain, produced for Cooking Channel US and Food Network Canada. Annie is also the Co-Creator, Co-Executive Producer and Host of One Night Stand with Annie Sibonney, a culturally compelling and adventurous travel series where for just ONE NIGHT, she explores the food, culture, produced for Discovery World.

Born to French-Moroccan parents and based out of Toronto, Annie's love and appreciation for the traditions of world cuisine draws on her heritage. Her cooking adventures began at the age of four when she would sidle up to her mother as she prepared lavish Moroccan meals for the extended family. The love of food in the Sibonney household taught Annie the art of cooking and how to use simple, yet pristine ingredients and loving techniques to create extraordinary dishes. This culinary legacy sparked a lifelong fascination and curiosity for food on a global scale, and taught Annie that food has a unique ability to bring people together.

Annie has eaten her way through cities both close to home and around the world in search of the most memorable meals and ethereal culinary pleasures, forging relationships and friendships along the way with world-renowned chefs, food critics, historians, wine makers and artisans, all strongly rooted in a shared love and passion for living indulgently through memorable food, wine, travel, great friends and rich experiences. These relationships enable her to provide unprecedented, behind-closed-doors access to the most sought after culinary venues around the world.

Annie launched Relish Culinary Tours in 2007, which designs exclusive gastronomic excursions around the world for private groups and individuals with the focus being on remarkable social and cultural venues and unique experiences, bringing together her incredible love for food and wine, indulgent travel and cultural riches for those as hungry for adventure as she is.

108 comments:

  1. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/523129543096160256

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  2. I use olives in my picadillo and chicken and rice.

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  3. I love eating them on their own. I love black olives and big greek green olives especially.

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  4. We love black olives. Just as a snack. Patricia

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  5. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/523252434119196672

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  6. My favorite type of olive are Green Olives Stuffed with Pimiento. I love olives in pasta dishes as well as my martini.

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  7. I use olives in a paste salad. I like the black olive and the green olive.

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  8. I love green olives in a shrimp salad.

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  9. I love olives. I usually eat them plain or in a cucumber and tomato salad with feta cheese.

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  10. I love black olives on my tacos!!

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  11. I love it on my sandwiches, crushed in homemade bread, and with cheese for breakfast.

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  12. I like black and green olives in salad and pizza!

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  13. I use olives in pasta salad and martinis.

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  14. I like to put olives in pasta salads. Also use them in sandwiches.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
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  15. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/523579440287068161

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  16. Lately I've really been enjoying Kalamata olives. Very good! I love black olives on pizza.

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  19. In my salads
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  22. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/524669683543588864

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  23. I like both black and green olives. We use them in salads, homemade pizzas, and tacos. (Precisely Mine)

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  25. I like to eat black olives. I se them in salads and on pizza.
    Jennifer Rote

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  26. I like to put green and black olives on my salads

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  27. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/524994887750811649

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  28. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/525044064316448768

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  29. I love any kind of black olives, I eat them as a snack and I also love a greek salad with olives and feta

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  30. I love the garlic stuffed green olives

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  31. https://twitter.com/crankyyanky1/status/525091208058515456

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  32. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/525259688208646145

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  33. My husband likes to just eat them and I will occasionally put them on pizza.

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  34. I like them as a snack, on pizza and in salads.

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  35. we like olives on pizza both green and black Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  36. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/525430141778812928

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  37. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/525670549100318720

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  38. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/525701462601781248

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  39. Love to snack on green olives. Black olives are great on pizza and in salads. We were stationed in Turkey and before that exposure to olives, not sure I had ever eaten them.

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  42. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/525779303636533248

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  43. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/526003094782746624

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  44. I use green olives and black olives in salads and on sandwiches.

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  47. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/526175357615882240

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  48. I honestly love eating olives straight out of the jar, but I like the fancy jumbo green kind.

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  49. First off I use an egg slicer to slice ripe olives & then add them to my lunch salads.

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  50. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/526715812963295233

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  51. I top my deviled eggs with olives. I also put them in my salad.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  52. I like to eat olives with cheese and bread.

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  55. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/527204173469601792

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  56. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/527579888518443009

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  57. We use black olives on pizza and in pasta sauce.
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  58. https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/528170226483855360
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  64. https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/528891543734583296
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  66. https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/529356090383663104
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  68. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/529737399489028099

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  69. We put olives in many dishes as pizza, spaghetti, tuna, casseroles and more black olives green olives yum..

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  70. https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/529973886616477698
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  71. Tell me how you use olives or your favorite type of olive to eat!

    i like em on pizza thanks

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  73. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/530430940036595712

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  74. https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/530467908749520896
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  75. I use olives to make decorative food trays when I host a gathering or attend a gathering.

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  76. i like to put olives in my pasta salad !!

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  77. https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/530691292599054339
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  79. https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/530894751046701056
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  80. I eat Olives stuffed with Daiya cheese.

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  81. https://twitter.com/crankyyanky1/status/531233652537950209

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  82. We use olives in our salads.

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  83. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/531541271144177665

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  84. We love to slice the olives up and put them on our pizza! It gives it a nice flavor!

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  85. My favorite olive is a black olive. I love them on pizza and on nachos.

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  86. I love black olives on my pizza and in my tacos

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  87. I like green olives in my salad.

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  88. https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/531781656932139008
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  89. I like to use an olive tapenade on top of baked fish.

    Nancy
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  90. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/531920462633136128

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  91. My fave are Kalamata olives. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  92. I can just eat the green olives out of the jar.

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  93. Ever since I was a little girl I put olives in a cup and ate them as a snack!

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  94. I love eating black olives as a snack and in my favorite meals and salads.

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  95. I like to make cream cheese and olive sandwiches for lunch.
    Laurie Emerson
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  96. https://twitter.com/laurallee56/status/532011581094121472

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  97. I like my olives on my pizza.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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