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Magazine F: OLIVE, No. 22

About the invention, creation and use of the implements we use to turn ingredients into meals.


Available on: January 31, 2023

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Olive, the fruit of the olive tree, has a cultivation history of more than thousands of years and has had a profound impact on food culture. Recognized as a perfect botanical fat and a source of high-quality energy, it is also sacred as a symbol of abundance and peace thanks to its unique vitality that survives even in harsh environments. Countries in the Mediterranean basin, such as Greece, Italy, Spain and Algeria, produce more than 2,000 species of olives, and the olive oil produced by pressing olive berries has been called ‘liquid gold’ and has been the backbone of the Mediterranean diet. Among them, extra virgin olive oil is the only ingredient in which there is an official certification evaluation method and is present on the table of people around the world.

“Olives, like the alphabet, are the basic elements of the Greek quezine. There will be no Greek recipe that doesn’t contain olive oil. I can’t even imagine my kitchen without olive oil.”

Alexander Chotinis, Owner Chef of CTC


This issue of Magazine F focuses on how tools are invented, manufactured and used to help us turn ingredients into meals. It’s the perfect 20th issue, acting as a bridge between Magazine F’s survey of ingredients and the meals that we all love to plan, prepare, enjoy and share.

Cooking utensils are an essential element of the kitchen, controlling and dealing with elements such as fire, water, time, etc., as well as the ingredients. With a growing interest in food and cooking, cooking utensils are also developing to match the diversity of food cultures, forming a topographic map. Basic tools such as knives, pots, pans, and meters are also becoming more diverse, with breakdowns for each application or the integration of two adjacent functions into one. In addition, the traditional methods of making natural properties such as wood, stone, cast iron, etc. are re-illuminated to satisfy not only the use but also the unconscious. As such, cooking utensils are a barometer in the kitchen that captures changes not only in food culture, but also in interior, design, tech, and lifestyle in general.


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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 9.5 × 6.75 × 0.75 in





6.69 X 9.45in