Olive & Kickin’ is a collaboration of amazing taste, passion for exploration, appreciation of world culture, and infusing just plain, simple, fun into everyday living! It is also very much a reflection of the personalities of the founders, Vic Cavallaro and Karen Kortendick.
Both Karen and Vic have travelled, worked, and lived throughout the world – and both have become well-versed in our universal language – a smile and the sharing of good food! Now they bring their vision of sharing the freshest extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs) and balsamic vinegars to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, the place they call home. Their goal is to inspire you to explore new flavors and re-discover fun in the kitchen.
Olive & Kickin’ sources the freshest extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars from hand selected growers. They are held in the store in stainless steel containers called Fusties that allow you to sample the individual flavors of each prior to buying them. We also have several pairings of EVOOs and balsamic vinegars mixed to tantalize your taste buds and help you begin the creative process. We want you not only to enjoy the amazing taste of these fresh products, but we want to educate you on where they come from, how they are made, their chemical make-up that offers abundant health benefits, and why and how you can include them in your diet to add more flavor and improve your health.
Come in to Olive & Kickin’, wander and read the various descriptions, taste, and IMAGINE! Then invite your family and friends to share in the new creations you discover in your kitchen while cooking and baking and grilling – and you too will experience the incredible power found in a simple smile and the sharing of food prepared with passion and fun!
We also invite you to share your experiences, recipes, “aha’s” etc. with us and the Olive & Kickin’ family on Facebook.
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