Malibu and the surrounding Pacific coast share the same temperate weather and geographic features one finds in parts of Italy - and for the sake of this post, it's the parts of Italy where olive trees grow. Given these conditions, it's no wonder that long term Malibu resident Robert Jaye and his family were inspired to found Malibu Olive Company.
The result of their ambitious and providential undertaking is several varieties of astonishingly flavorful and excellent Organic Super Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils. Our partnership with Malibu Olive Company suits our interests not only in supporting small business and small batch items, but also our desire to keep things local. If you take some measure of satisfaction in creating a salad from lettuces and tomatoes from your vegetable box, you can feel even a bit more pleased knowing the oil you are pouring is also from the local soil. And if you aren't an Angeleno, then just know that these oils are so smooth, buttery and peppery fresh you can taste the quality.
I'm fond of olive oil cake, so I'm going to toss in a link to a favorite recipe from Leite's Culinaria - not to be missed! If you have other ideas for baking with olive oil, please share!