Fake Olive Oils and the Corruption in the EVOO Industry with Stephen Crutchfield – FAM #039

Welcome to another exciting show!  Before I introduce today’s guest, I want to tell you about one more opportunity to watch a replay of my webinar from last Wednesday.  You can visit the website and watch it before Tuesday, August 4, at 9 am Eastern.  Because of the terrific feedback from last week’s webinar, I will do another one this Wednesday, August 5, at 8 pm Eastern.  We will talk about foods to heal your body, help you lose weight, and improve energy and mental focus.  We will discuss tips for saving money while eating healthy and how to save time in cooking.  We’ll cover how to modify the program based on your symptoms, and I’ll tell you the Seven Foods to Avoid.  I’ll also be taking some listener questions.  If you want to sign up, just text “perfect” to 33444 and follow the directions or register at www.dranh.com/webinar.  I hope to see you there!

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Now, let’s meet our guest, Steven Crutchfield.  Steven is from Villa Cappelli in Italy.  Villa Cappelli is a company (and a villa estate!) that focuses on authentic Italian foods, olive oil, conserve, and travel.  Steven grew up in Kennedy, Texas, and then attended the University of Texas.  After graduation, he moved to NY and worked for magazines as a copywriter.  Most notable among his jobs were Everyday with Rachel Ray, Taste of Home, and Family Handyman.  In 2012, Steven left the corporate world behind and moved to Italy with his partner, Paul.  Paul has roots and family in Italy, so they began their adventure that has blossomed into Villa Cappelli.

In our discussion Steven discusses the following:

  • How they ended up owning and restoring an Italian villa dating back centuries
  • How the 10-bedroom villa is used today
  • How Steven has added “farmer” to his resume
  • Steven’s love affair with herbs and how he cooks with them
  • The basics of owning and maintaining an olive grove
  • The basics of harvesting olives and producing top quality EVOO
  • The three basic characteristics of good EVOO
  • The truth of Tom Mueller’s book, Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Why the EVOO in your kitchen is probably NOT the real thing!
  • Factors that determine certification and authenticity in the world of EVOO
  • Why EVOO is good for your health
  • Specifics of cooking/frying with EVOO
  • How to properly store EVOO
  • How Steven made two changes to his diet that resulted in losing 35 lbs., more energy, and better overall health
  • How Steven uses EVOO to prepare some of his favorite Italian recipes (he shares them, too!)

Is it an interesting discussion?  You bet!  You won’t want to miss Steven’s insights into all things olive oil and Italian!  Join us!

Links and Resources:

Title: Fake Olive Oils and the Corruption in the EVOO Industry 

Extra Virginity: (Link to Tom Mueller’s book)

http://villacappelli.com  (Steven’s website for Villa Cappelli products, podcast, travel opportunities, and photos.  Use promo code FAMS at checkout for 10% off your order, a discount for Dr. Anh listeners that will last forever!)

Now it’s your turn!

WHAT changes have you made in your diet?

HOW have those changes affected your health?

WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?

WHO do you want to hear from?

Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you!


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