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December 3, 2019

Colavita Challenge at Food and Finance High School: Round Two

Remember home economics class? Perhaps if you enjoy cooking, you have fond memories of making basic dishes such as biscuits, baked chicken and pasta for one school period, in perhaps your sophomore or junior year of high school. While for many schools across the U.S., home economics class is more of a thing of the past, Food and Finance High School in Manhattan takes it a step further by offering a rigorous professional culinary program to its curriculum. Students learn kitchen basics such as knife skills, safety and sanitation, and eventually progress to preparing and developing more complex recipes throughout their entire high school education. It is the only culinary high school in New York City and is tuition-free.
November 9, 2018


It’s officially sweater weather!

During the colder, shorter late fall and winter months, I like to meal prep some soups, stews and chilis.

I make them more than I need, eat some, and freeze whatever is left for later because no one needs to eat chili for 10 days straight.

Well, maybe if it’s THIS chili.

November 6, 2018


Celebrated by millions of people all over the world every autumn, Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights and symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. The festival spans over five days, coinciding with the Hindu lunar calendar and generally falls between the end of October to early November.

The third day is the darkest night and the most important. It’s believed that the goddess Lakshmi enters the home and blesses it with wealth and good fortune. On this day, people light candles and fill the streets with sparklers and fairy lights. After worship, families come together to exchange gifts.

October 30, 2018


Tres Leches cake is a sponge cake made with three (tres) milks: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and cream—a heavy hitter in the dairy department and not for the faint of heart. The sponge cake is prepared and baked separately, and then sweet combination of milks is poured into the baked cake and allowed to soak overnight.

The result is decadent.

It’s downright indulgent.

May 20, 2017

Colavita Olive Oil Receives the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) Quality Seal

In May of 2016, Colavita’s Premium Selection extra virgin olive oils were granted permission to use the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) Quality Seal, thereby […]
May 3, 2017

A Mobile Care Clinic in NYC to Help Fight Breast Cancer

Cancer and its many forms afflict nearly 13 million people worldwide every year. In the United States, up to 340,000 people can be treated of their […]
October 24, 2016

Community of Unity and Colavita

To put it simply, Community of Unity is an organization that does good, and a lot of it. Eric Komoroff began his career as an urban […]
October 13, 2016

NIAF to Celebrate 41st Anniversary Gala

A grand celebration of Italian culture and heritage was enjoyed by attendees of the National Italian American Foundation’s 41st Gala in Washington, D.C. The two day […]
July 6, 2015

Colavita Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Featured on the Today Show

Learn all about surprising uses for every day household items, like our Colavita Extra-Virgin Olive Oil in this segment on the Today Show! Did you know […]