Before recognizing its edibility, farmers harvested the oil from olives only to slick up their tractor axles and coat their pigs before setting them loose in rivals' fields. Benefit from delectable discoveries with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of gourmet olive oil, vinegar, and pasta at Devo Olive Oil Co. in Branson.
Devo Olive Oil Co. supplies epicurean kitchens with gourmet balsamic vinegars, natural, handmade pastas, and more than 60 varieties of artisan olive oil. The blood-orange olive oil's versatile citrus blend ($19.95 for 375 mL) can enrich a summer salad or slip 'n' slide party, and the classic Athenolia extra-virgin oil ($17.95 for 375 mL) hosts the cold-pressed juices of Peloponnese olives. Gourmet vinegars such as the lavender aged balsamic ($17.95 for 375 mL) complement green vegetables and reduce into potent sauces for grilled entrees. Finally, naturally rolled, cut, and picked from budding spaghetti plants, Devo Olive Oil Co.'s handmade egg angel-hair pasta ($8.95) inundates typical noodle dishes with silky strands of flavor.
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If every food were a superhero, then olive oil would easily be the most powerful crime fighter around, since it has the ability to absorb other properties as needed. Depending on the needs of a chef, it might come infused with flavors of roasted garlic, blood oranges, or perhaps even chipotle peppers.
These and other oil varieties wait inside Devo Olive Oil's locations in Branson and Myrtle Beach. In total, the gourmet emporiums stock more than 60 kinds of cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oils. Some come from California, others from France, Spain, and other parts of the world where people eat food. Luckily, the stores make choosing an oil as easy as possible; they have free tastings every day.
Devo's other offerings include handmade whole-wheat pastas and signature seasonings. They also specialize in balsamic vinegars, which come infused with flavors such as red apple and dark chocolate. Beyond their brick and mortar shops, Devo Olive Oil Co. also sells its goods online—where virtual visitors can also find tasty recipes.