January 2015​

January 3rd - 60 Minutes episode on agromafia and olive oil


December 2015​

December 3rd - interview on Mix 24, the popular radio station (in Italian)


November 2015

November 27th – a good, wide-ranging conversation with Curtis Cord of Olive Oil Times (full audio here)

November 11th - article on olive oil fraud in the Guardian


October 2014

October 26th - I give a Lectio Magistralis at the Sal​one del Gusto, the yearly Slow Food festival


February 2014

February 10th - interview by the noted culinary critic Davide Paolini (in Italian)


January 2014

January 29th - I present Extraverginità, the Italian edition of Extra Virginity, at the Italian Senate, at the invitation of Senator Colomba Mongiello.

- Jan 17th-18th 2014: I'm helping to teach an olive oil course organized by ONAOO, the world's oldest and most distinguished olive oil school, based in Imperia, Italy.

October 2013

Extra Virginity finally speaks Italian, one of its native languages, as Extraverginità!  See this for more info.


December 2012

5 December, 2012:  I testified at the first-ever national hearing on olive oil quality, in Washington DC.  Chaired by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), an independent, bipartisan federal agency, this event brought together olive oil industry experts from across America and around the world.  (More here.)


October 2012

5-9 November taking part in the International Technical Course for olive oil tasters at ONAOO, the world's oldest tasting school in Imperia, Italy.


September 2012

18-30 September various events including Open Book, meetings w/ olive oil regulators, visits to oil producers etc in Cape Town, Johannesburg and elsewhere in South Africa


August 2012

25 August ​book signing events in Austin, Texas at:

11 am-1 pm
10000 Research Blvd, Ste 130
phone: 512-342-2344

2.30 - 4.30pm
Downtown-2nd Street District
215 Lavaca
phone: 512-495-1559

22 - 24 August ​Texas Olive Oil Conference keynote speaker


July 2012

14 July Speaking at a Bay Area olive oil conference


June 2012

10 - 14 June

  • TerraOlivo, the 3rd International Conference on "The Olive Oil Revolution Quality, Culinary and Health"


1 - 6 June — Halifax, Nova Scotia

May 2012

22 May

April 2012

18 - 23 April

28-29 April


12 January

  • Olive Oil Flavor and Quality (one-day seminar) at
    Napa Valley, California
    presented by The Culinary Institute of America, The UC Davis Olive Center, in collaboration with the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade

14 January

16 January

  • 8.30am FANCY FOOD SHOW New World Olive Oil panel
  • 6:30pm onwards Dinner at:
    BOULETTES LARDER, Ferry Plaza, in celebration of DASKARA extra virgin olive oil from Palestine

18 January

  • 11am-1pm “Extra Virginity—Quest for Quality, Meeting and Raising Standards of Excellence” – discussion with’s founder Jane Goldman. PURCELL MURRAY, Brisbane, California. London-based, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean culinary expert Anissa Helou will curate a luncheon of mezze from the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean.

19 January

21 January

  • 1-3pm Olive Oil Talk and Book Signing at: THE BOOK PASSAGE, Ferry Plaza, CA

22 January

24 January

  • Olive Oil Talk, Olio Nuovo Tasting and Book Signing at: 1-3pm McEVOY RANCH Store in the Ferry Building, San Francisco

26 January

  • 1:30pm testifying as expert witness on olive oil quality before the CALIFORNIA SENATE, hearing to at the State Capitol in Sacramento, Room 3191

28 January

29 January


4 December 2011

  • 9:30-9:50am PST, KFWB NEWS TALK 980 "Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen" (taped interview, to be aired soon)
  • 11am-12:30pm PST -- COSTCO, 1600 El Camino Real, San Francisco, CA
  • 3-4pm PST -- OMNIVORE BOOKS ON FOOD, 3885A Cesar Chavez Street San Francisco, CA

5 December 2011

  • 6-9pm PST – themed olive oil dinner at FIG AND OLIVE MELROSE PLACE, 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA
  • 6-7:00PM Attendees from the public will enjoy an olive oil tasting and cocktails.
  • From 7-9:00PM: Discussing the sublime and scandalous (especially the sublime) aspects of great olive oil with restaurant owner Laurent Halasz, through an intimate guided four-course olive oil tasting ($85 per person).

6 December 2011

  • 6-8:30pm PST – Book discussion and signing, and olive oil tasting with themed tapas-style food, at Oliana, a specialty olive oil store in West Hollywood, CA

7 December 2011

  • 4-7pm PST -- Book discussion and signing, and olive oil tasting with themed tapas-style food, at Antica, a specialty olive oil store in Seal Beach, CA

8 December 2011

  • 10am PST -- KAZG RADIO, "Culinary Confessions" (live radio) 7-9pm PST – Themed olive oil dinner and discussion of EXTRA VIRGINITY and olive oil lore past & present with Darrell Corti, historic figure and conoisseur in the olive oil world. (In Sacramento, CA, see for details)

10 December 2011

  • 3-7pm PST – Book signing and oil tasting, celebrating the culinary, health and cultural depth of a range of great olive oils, and pointing out what needs to change in the industry to ensure fraud is curtailed. AMPHORA NUEVA, 2928 Domingo Ave, Berkeley, CA

12 December 2011

  • NPR Fresh Air with Terry Gross (exact time TBA) NPR Marketplace report with Kai Ryssdal, discussing oils great and terrible while shopping for olive oil (exact time TBA).

13 December 2011

  • 6:30-8pm EST – Book event and cooking educational with local oil authority Nicholas Coleman at Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (details to follow).

14 December 2011

  • 9-10am EST – WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO (NPR), "The Joy Cardin Show" (live interview) 5-7pm EST – Book event and olive oil tasting at FILLING STATION Chelsea Market (details to follow)

19 December 2011

  • 6-9:30pm EST -- FIG AND OLIVE, 420 West 13th Street, New York, NY.
  • 6-7:30PM: Book Signing, Olive Oil Tasting, Cocktails
  • 7:30-9:30PM: VIP dinner for 40 people, a conversation about EXTRA VIRGINITY

20 December 2011

  • noon-1pm EST -- AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA, "The Splendid Table" (live radio interview)


Tom, it would be wonderful if you would add all the events and book signings, not to mention radio interviews you're doing now. The world wants to know and we're anxiously waiting to listen in!