Recently we met another local “foody”; Rob Marsden at the Tastes of Anglia event at Elveden.
Rob is from Broughton, which is the adjacent village to Kings Ripton and is also blessed with a great pub, The Crown, where Rob organises local Food and Drink Festivals.
His partner Pam, is Cypriot and they produce olive oil from their family farm in the coastal village of Pervolia, Cyprus. They use a local ‘Cyprus’ olive variety that is nurtured by both temperature and the warm sea breeze.
Their Olive Oil is called ‘OOO’ and, as he tells me, rhymes with zoo and stands for Original Olive Oil. It’s also the sound you make when you try it!”
The olives are handpicked, unfiltered and cold pressed in the village (single estate!) before being sent to the UK for serving at your table.
Its taste is unique. “A fruity, smooth and naturally rich olive oil with just a hint of a peppery finish”. Delicious drizzled over salad, as a dipper for bread and for everyday cooking.
Check out Rob’s OOO company on: www.ooocompany.com – 5000 years young!
~ Rebecca Rayner