Olive oil can be a delicious dietary staple for humans looking for a heart-healthy alternative to butter or for cars looking to drop an unsightly spare tire. Taste the fruits of this universal emollient and other consumables with today's Groupon to The Artisanal Kitchen's online market. Shipping (a $10 value) is included with this Groupon. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get an olive-oil and balsamic-vinegar package (a $38 total value) that includes:
- One 500 ml bottle of Three Olives olive oil (a $12.99 value)
- One 500 ml bottle of Aceto Balsamico Di Modena (a $14.99 value)
- For $125, you get an assorted gourmet gift basket (a $280 value) that includes:
- One 500 ml bottle of Three Olives olive oil
- One 500 ml bottle of Aceto Balsamico Di Modena
- Rice (red or bamboo or mixed lentils)
- Artisanal Chilean spices
- Artisanal salts
- Artisanal organic spice
- Artisanal salt-free spice
- Organic mixed-berry jam
- Organic apricot jam
The Artisanal Kitchen's digital pantry is hand-stocked by proprietor Anna Zoitas, a judge for the International Fancy Food Show, who has examined more than 2,000 specialty foods and beverages. One of the company's newest provisions is the cold-pressed Three Olives olive oil, an unfiltered, 100% extra-virgin fusion that blends a trio of distinct flavors. The arbequina olive from Catalonia, Spain, has a soft texture and delicate flavor usually found only in cashmere sweaters.
Palates detect a nuttier, spicier taste from the arbosana olive oil, whose high polyphenol level may reduce the risk of heart disease, and the Kalamatan koroneiki olive oil bears a fruitier aroma. Three Olives' mellow taste renders it ideal for cooking, dipping, and making dressings, although its low acidity (less than 0.5 percent) renders it useless as battery fuel. A bottle of Aceto balsamico di Modena, a silky, sweet, and robust vinegar from Italy enriched by lambrusco and trebbiano grapes, plays a beautiful countermelody to the olive oil's symphony.
Friends and family who receive the artisanal and organic gourmet gift basket find an assortment of culinary treasures ranging from artisanal salts to organic apricot jam. Chefs can accent carne asada with Chilean spices or make the invention of sliced bread harder to trump with a crown mixed-berry jam. Rice, salt-free spices, and organic spices are also arranged in this connoisseur's cradle, awaiting their fine-dining fate.
The Artisanal Kitchen
Spending summers on her grandparents' farm in Greece whetted Anna Zoitas's appetite for globetrotting and healthy, handcrafted cuisine. After refining her palate on further travels through Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, she became a judge for the prestigious International Fancy Food Show. There, she examined more than 2,000 specialty foods and beverages, many of which she now stocks in The Artisanal Kitchen's online pantry.
Carefully crafted in small batches, all of Anna's handpicked products come from all-natural organic ingredients, from extra-virgin olive oils and jams to kosher, gluten-free coffee made from arabica beans grown 4,000–6,000 feet above sea level—roughly the height of the Jolly Green Giant’s top hat. Anna provides quick, healthy recipes on the shop's website, many of which incorporate products—such as arbosana olive oil—that can help boost health and reduce the risk of heart disease.