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Bread and Olive Oil Dipping Dish Set, A Classic Bread Dipping Gift

Tuesday, April 01st, 2008 9:01pm

dipping dish gift setDipping Dish Set made for gourmet Bread Dipping, a fine gourmet gift selection for any occasion. Dipping Dish set is custom made in the USA.

 

 

Bread Dipping In An Olive Oil Dipping Dish

Dipping dishes are the ideal table compliment to Italian Bread dipping, minced herbs and spices, and quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The new bread dipping dish is both versatile and stylish. For the perfect Italian appetizer, drizzle a premium extra virgin olive oil in dipping dish and then dip crusty fresh baked bread or crisp vegetables into the dip. The white porcelain of the bread dipping dishes heightens a visual display of color graduations in the dish when they are filled with olive oil. Hues of olive green tones will appear, providing a work of art with the feast.

The next time you have friends over, enjoy fresh baked bread dipped in Olive Oil with Herbs and Spices. Serve with quality porcelain dipping dishes custom made for bread dipping. Olive oil dipping dishes are made of bisque white porcelain. Each durable dipping dish features delicate spiral lines for a pleasing aesthetic tabletop appearance. With olive oil added, the spiral design dish makes a lovely floral rose appear within the dish. When using fine Italian balsamic vinegar, you will notice the classic oil and vinegar shape separation as the vinegar settles to the bottom of the olive oil in the dipping dish.

The Bread Dipping Dish

The dipping dish also works well for other oil dipping applications and gourmet sauce dipping uses. Enjoy dipping your favorite fresh baked Italian bread or use as a sauce dipping dish for spring rolls, steamed vegetables, or even pot stickers.

The high quality bread dipping dishes make unique gifts for every occasion and easily fit in with any kitchen décor. Dishes are made of fine American chip resistant porcelain. They are microwave and dishwasher safe.

Use the dipping dish for serving flavored oils, or to spice the bread dip up a little, add a teaspoon of Italian crushed herbs and a dash of fresh ground red peppercorns to ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil. You can also sprinkle freshly grated Parmesan cheese over the dipping dish with olive oil. Dip a slice of bread into the oil, herbs and parmesan cheese. Your guests will be pleasantly surprised at the remarkable taste and flavor.

The Dipping Dish And Bread Dipping In The Mediterranean Diet

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 7:14pm

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Did you know that a major part of the Mediterranean Diet centers around olive oil, and has made the dipping dish popular for bread dipping in the olive oil? This tasty appetizer is part of a healthy diet and has become more popular in restaurants. For years, many people have been looking for the ideal, healthy diet and it may have been in plain sight the whole time. The Mediterranean Diet is one of the newest health food crazes because it allows people to take care of themselves while still feeling satisfied after a meal or snack. People who follow the Mediterranean diet faithfully eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, oily fish, olive oil, and other foods that are low in saturated fat. A minimal amount of wine may also be on the menu for some.This diet has been shown in recent studies by the American Heart Association (or AHA) to reduce many peoples’ chances of heart attack or stroke. This is surprising since many products that were not allowed by heart doctors before have now been given the ok and are a major part of the Mediterranean diet. Products that are high in unsaturated fat, like olive oil, are among those that are now acceptable for recent heart attack victims. These products have been shown to reduce the risk of Type-2 Diabetes, cancer, and even Alzheimer’s disease as long as meats and dairy products are eaten minimally.

By slicing up your favorite bread, and by pouring olive oil in the dipping dish, you are on your way to a better life. One with a lower chance of heart disease or cardiac arrest. This portion of the Mediterranean diet became increasingly popular in Italy, and soon become known as Italian bread dipping. In order to prove the validity of the Mediterranean diet the AHA performed a study which involved splitting 202 heart attack victims up into three groups. The first group was only given the normal advice that a heart attack survivor receives from their doctor when leaving the hospital, the second group was given a low-fat menu, and the third group was given eating standards equal to the Mediterranean diet.

When the groups were studied again four years later, it was found that those who were put on the Mediterranean diet and those who were put on the low-fat diet survived further health risks 30% more of the time than those who were given the usual doctor’s orders. The fact that native Mediterranean’s have a low occurrence of heart disease backs up these studies.

The American Heart Association has proven that it is not fat itself that causes heart attacks and strokes,  but that for many it is only a certain type of fat – saturated fat – that is dangerous. Because of these findings, more people can now enjoy foods like nuts, oily fish, and olive oil that were once taboo. 

Bread Dipping In An Olive Oil Dipping Dish: Italian Recipe

Saturday, March 01st, 2008 5:45pm

Italian Bread Dipping Recipe

An interesting and individual bread dipping recipe can be created with an olive oil dipping dish and by using plenty of imagination and your personal preferences. Italian cuisine makes good use of wonderful herbs and spices, particularly, oregano, garlic and black pepper. The ingredients can always be adjusted to suit. Recreate the Italian restaurant experience in your own home with this wonderful garlic bread dipping recipe. You will need the following:

  • 5 cloves of pressed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • ½ teaspoon of aged balsamic vinegar, preferably Modena Aceto Balsamico
  • ¼ Cup of Spanish or Italian extra virgin olive oil known as EVOO
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 loaf of either Italian flat bread or French baguette

Prepare the garlic bread dip by pouring olive oil onto your dipping dish, and then add your pressed garlic to the edges. Slowly drizzle the Italian aceto balsamico balsamic vinegar over the oil and garlic. Finally, dust the mixture with a sprinkling of oregano, black pepper and grated parmesan cheese.

The bread should be thick sliced to about 3/4 inch each. Arrange on a platter and dip in the olive oil dipping dish. Serve before the main course.

 

 

 

Bread Dipping With Olive Oil In A Dipping Dish

Saturday, March 01st, 2008 5:40pm

Bread dipping is not a new fad, nor is it only found at nice Italian restaurants. In Mediterranean countries a traditional part of the meal includes bread dipping and is completely commonplace, especially so in Greece and Italy. Its popularity is attributed to the enjoyment that comes from the simple ritual of dipping freshly baked bread into oil that has been infused with herbs and spices, and served in a dipping dish.

Bread dipping lends itself perfectly to any social gathering at home with friends and family. The usually buffet far of uninspired vegetables and cheese board cannot compare. Imagine an array of freshly Mediterranean bread accompanied by a dip made from superb herbs and spices infused in a dipping dish of extra virgin olive oil. Your guests will sample a gourmet experience that will not fail to delights them. The uses for bread dips are endless. Use your imagination and create delicious dips that can be used for all the savoury elements of your meal. The flavour of the Mediterranean can be brought to your home by adding your dipping dish sauce to pastas, salads and all kinds of meats.

When creating your bread dipping sauce consider breathing life and freshness into your herbs by soaking them in a little water for a quarter of an hour, then drain. To complete add seasonings of your choice.

Because extra virgin olive oil will be the base ingredient of your bread dipping sauce it makes sense to use only the best. This also applies to the balsamic vinegar you use. You may have to pay a little more but the quality of the oil and vinegar will be reflected in the taste and appearance. The type of bread you choose for your bread dipping appetizer is also important, and the breads that are most suitable are Italian Foccacia and Ciabatta, however, French baguette and sourdough work very well with this dish.

Finally, arrange your sliced bread attractively and present to your guests each with a dipping dish of flavoured dipping sauce. You may also wish to add oil dressed with swirls of balsamic vinegar, which is very eye catching and will add to this gourmet experience.

Bread dipping is one tradition that has stood the test of time and its revival is due to our need for a healthier diet without compromising on flavour and choice. Not only is bread dipping good for you but it is delicious and so simple to create.

 

 

Simple Bread Dipping Recipe

Saturday, February 02nd, 2008 3:59pm

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Preparation Directions:


Mix together seasoning spices and extra virgin olive oil in a dipping dish. Grind fresh black pepper over the top. Dip the bread into the extra virgin olive oil.

 

Healthy Snacks and Appetizers With Olive Oil

Thursday, March 20th, 2008 8:28pm

Healthy snacks and appetizers that are made from olive oil and good for your heart

Most people associate oil with health problems such as obesity and coronary diseases and are, therefore, loathe to go anywhere near it. But, it is a fact that some oils are actually good for you and certainly only impact on your health in a positive way. The American Heart Association actively encourages the use of olive oil as a healthy alternative to other oils and fats that can increase the risk of heart attacks and associated coronary illnesses. So it makes sense to include olive oil as part of a healthy diet and nutritious diet. Not only is it a safe option to use if trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle but it is full of flavour and can be used for an array of dishes and appetizers. Bread dipping is a great to use olive oil and is delicious.

Because of its simplicity, versatility and taste, many people are choosing bread dipping as a favorite appetizer that can be enjoyed at any time and for any occasion. The reason for this is probably due to the fact that it is full of flavor and takes so little time to prepare. To prepare this nutritious and delicious dish all you have to do is prepare your bread by cutting it into slices, pour some extra virgin olive oil into a dipping dish and you are now able to serve to your guests, or enjoy it own your own as you wish. If you prefer, as a healthy alternative you can prepare some vegetables, either steamed, fresh or grilled and dip them into your oil. You can enjoy bread dipping on its own or add a salad of your choice, or you can prepare it for your party guests, and finally just as a snack with your hungry family.

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The Bread Dipping Dish In Olive Oil Began From The Dawn Of History

Saturday, February 02nd, 2008 5:27pm

Italian Bread Dipping With A Bread Dipping Dish

The Beginning Of Italian Bread Dipping

Did you know that the bread that the tasty treat of Italian bread dipping in an olive oil dipping dish had a long history before becoming popular in Italy? The history of bread as a food staple has ancient beginnings. Bread making began with the dawn of human culture. Some date it back as far as 10,000 years ago and placed it in the Mediterranean Region. The preparation of bread is acknowledged by scholars to be about the same time as the beginning of farming, when the development of crafts such as pottery and weaving, and the making of polished stone tools began. One of the main parts of the Mediterranean Diet is olive oil, and thus leads to bread dipping in a dipping dish with gourmet olive oil.

Bread was considered the staff of life, long before the introduction of metalworking, writing, or other developments of urban civilization. Over the millennia, the taste of bread changed with the availability of ingredients, influences in local customs and culture, economic and climatic conditions, as well as methods of preparation. It is documented the earliest breads were unleavened. Numerous kinds of bread were noted because of variations in grain, thickness, shape, texture, and taste which varied from region to region and culture to culture. Biblical documentation references bread as an important food stuff and also as significant spiritual offerings.

Bread Dipping In Olive Oil Dipping Dishes Now Featured In Italian Restaurants

In many countries flat bread or bread cakes, of both leavened and unleavened bread, are still prepared today just as they were made of old, especially at times of religious celebrations and observances. These bread loaves or cakes are often coated on the upper surface with olive oil and take on a glossy brown color when cooked; and sometimes they are sprinkled over with aromatic seeds and spices, which adhere to the bread loaves and impart a spicy flavor. Bread dipping has evolved to where it now has its place in a set of olive oil dipping dishes on American restaurant tables, as well as Italian restaurants.

Bread Dipping In Dipping Dish Appetizer With Italian EVOO Recipe

Wednesday, October 08th, 2014 5:17pm

EVOO, extra virgin olive oil is very commonly used in Italian restaurants for bread dipping. Served in a dipping dish, this amazing delightful bread dipping dish goes as a side with almost any dinner. Here is an Italian recipe that can be augmented with the bread dipping dish on the side.

• Two tablespoons Spanish extra virgin olive oil
• Set of Four Cruets.com Swirl Design Olive Oil Dipping Dishes

• Four slices eye round beef of your choice
• Four anchovy fillets
• One garlic clove
• One half teaspoon salt
• One quarter cup chopped parsley
• One quarter teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• Three quarter cup dry white wine

Slice the steak two inches thick. Chop the garlic clove up in small pieces, then dice the anchovies into small chunks. Using a cooking mallet, pound the beef until tender. Heat the Spanish EVOO in a saucepan, then add the beef and cook until browned on both sides. Add the parsley, anchovies, and garlic that you chopped, and cook together for five minutes over low flame. Put in the white wine, then the pepper and salt. Place the lid over the pan and let cook over low flame for thirty minutes or less, until the meat is cooked tender. Serves four.

In a set of four unique swirl design dipping dishes, pour in the extra virgin olive oil. Using your favorite bread loaf, slice up into slices, and serve the bread with each dipping dish. Simply dip the bread in the EVOO, and enjoy. This is perfect to go with any dinner.

Italian Shrimp In A Dipping Dish With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Friday, October 03rd, 2014 5:03pm

• Set of four cruets.com olive oil dipping dishes
• Two pounds raw jumbo shrimp
• One cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• One and one half teaspoons salt
• One half teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• Three quarter cup dry bread crumbs

Remove all shells from the shrimp. Remove the veins and then wash the shrimp well. Immerse in the olive oil, then remove and season to taste with salt and pepper, before rolling the shrimp in the bread crumbs. Position on a baking dish coated with olive oil or butter. Broil for five minutes. Arrange the shrimp around each dipping dish. Then, fill each dipping dish with equal amounts of the remaining olive oil. Dip the shrimp in the olive oil and enjoy.

Italian Salads With Extra Virgin Olive Oil Are Also Perfect With Bread Dipping

Sunday, September 28th, 2014 12:30pm

Did you know bread on the side can go with a salad? Have you heard of olive oil bread dipping? Extra virgin olive oil is great on salads as and can also be used as a vinaigrette dressing, just like Italian Modena Balsamic Vinegar which makes a tasty salad dressing. Bread dipping in olive oil also can be a side dish with an Italian salad.

 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil On Italian Salads

  • One half teaspoon black pepper
  • One quarter cup
  • One quarter cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • One teaspoon salt
  • Two cloves garlic
  • Two heads chicory
  • Two tablespoons Modena Balsamic Vinegar

Dice the garlic into small chunks. Mince the onions as well. Wash the chicory and throw out the tough outer leaves. Dry and then rip the leaves into small pieces and place in a bowl. Mix the onions and garlic before adding the extra virgin olive oil and the balsamic vinegar. Salt and pepper to taste and then pour over the salad leaves.

 

Italian Stuffed Tomato Salad With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • One can of anchovy fillets
  • One clove garlic
  • One quarter cup chopped capers
  • One quarter teaspoon black pepper
  • One tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Six ripe small size tomatoes
  • Two hard-cooked eggs

Mince the garlic and then slice up the eggs. Of each tomato cut out a ½ inch piece from the stem end and scoop out the inside of each tomato. Chop up the pulp and then dice the anchovies. Mix all together with the capers, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, eggs, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Stuff everything in the tomatoes and serve as an appetizer.

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