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Behind the Scenes: Despierta Austin at Univision Television

In addition to sharing news about our extra virgin olive oil, we’d like to share some stories about what’s going on behind the scenes with the people of Salud de Paloma. We have a great management team as well as various support staff who make it all happen, whether it’s manning our booths at the farmers markets and community events, tending to administrative and production details…appearing on television!

Univision Television in Austin, Texas has a long-standing tradition of supporting the Latino community, especially the many nonprofit projects and organizations in this town that work to improve the quality of lives for many Hispanics. Leslie Montoya, host of Despierta Austin, has been with the station for over five years and is not only talented and professional, but also friendly, making everyone feel right at home on the cozy set of the morning show!

Univision Television’s Despierta Austin

Set of Despierta Austin at Univision Television

Manuel Morales and Leslie Montoya on Despierta Austin

by Manuel Morales, Project Specialist, BCL of Texas (parent nonprofit of Salud de Paloma)

“Being on Despierta Austin was a great experience not only for me, but also for Salud de Paloma. Salud has been working really hard to develop a culture of healthy eating among families, and this interview was a great instrument to spread this message. I thought it would be important to stress why olive oil is a much healthier option than other cooking oils, and how Salud de Paloma offers something different from all the other olive oil brands out there. Read More →

4th of July Olive Oil – Celebrating Independence with Healthy Foods

Thomas Jefferson - American Founding Father and Lover of Olive OilAs we approach the 4th of July, the U.S. Day of Independence, it’s interesting to note that Thomas Jefferson, a founding father of the United States and principal author of the Declaration of Independence, had a great love for olive trees. During a three-month journey throughout the Mediterranean region in the 1780s, he proclaimed the olive tree to to be the “most interesting plant in existence” that was “surely the richest gift of heaven.” He went on to say that the olive tree “contributes the most to the happiness of mankind.”

(We agree – olive oil makes us happy, too! Read more about our Texas olive oil.)

His love for the olive tree was so great that he was able to get the agricultural society of Southern Carolina to commission him to purchase olive tree seedlings. But after many years of cultivating olive trees in the United States, his farming project unfortunately failed, which he blamed on the lack of of commitment and enthusiasm by South Carolinians.  However, this wouldn’t stop him from having his beloved olive oil! Every year, until his death, he imported four to five gallons of the French “virgin oil of Aix.” Read More →

Announcing New Flavors: Chili Infused and Garlic Infused Olive Oil

Image of Salud de Paloma Extra Virgin Olive Oil Bottles - New Flavors - Garlic Infused - Chili Pepper Infused

Garlic Infused (blue), Traditional (green), and Chili Pepper Infused (red) Salud de Paloma Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Salud de Paloma is excited to announce the launch of two brand new extra virgin olive oil flavors: Chili Infused and Garlic Infused Olive Oil. These flavors were inspired by the different, vibrant personalities in Rosa Rios Valdez’ family when she was growing up in Central Texas. Click here for a list of places to purchase in Austin and San Antonio. You can also order online!

“I am one of six siblings,” said Rosa. “We are Seis Ríos who grew up on a dairy farm, swimming in the refreshing Guadalupe River during the long, hot Texas summers. We also enjoyed Texas football, fiestas, travel, and the outdoors. Whether we were on the road, or at home, cooking was a big part of our family tradition. Now we all make it a point to use extra virgin olive oil when we’re making meals for our families.” Read More →