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I like minced kalamata olives as the only seasoning on a salad of fresh greens.

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1 minute ago, Grayfax said:

I can do that too, but, as Dilvish says, they are made to be refrigerated here.  So, I do so.  

Heck, I'll eat black olives straight out of the can, but I usually chop them up for tex-mex, so they don't last long enough to make it to the fridge and I'm not sure which way I prefer those.  Green Queens though?  You betcha, cold and tasty!

Black olives are the Devil!

 

I can't tell you how many pizzas they have ruined!

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I'm not a fan of olives outside of olive oil, but to each their own. I put pineapple and artichoke on my pizza. Together.

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Black olives provide a decent flavor note on a vegetarian pizza. I mean, if I were to eat such a thing. :poke:

 

I put pineapple, jalapeno peppers, onions, and pepperoni on pizza together. (Which sounds like a prank order, but they work really well together.)

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Nah, if I was a pepperoni fan, I'd go for that pizza. Got sweet and spicy instead of my sweet and salty. 

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8 minutes ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Black olives are the Devil!

 

I can't tell you how many pizzas they have ruined!

Most of them? :lol:

 

I actually don't mind olives. I don't like them, particularly, and I'd rather they not be on the pizza, but it doesn't ruin my pizza.

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4 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

I'm not a fan of olives outside of olive oil, but to each their own. I put pineapple and artichoke on my pizza. Together.

Try Kalamata at some point... it's a different kind of good on the right stuff.

Pineapple and artichoke sounds great together!  Kind of like the BBQ and Anchovy ones we used to make in my college days... I miss that place... one mismanaged land deal and the place went away.  It was fun to work at as well as decent money (I got hourly plus tips for any deliveries made during the day!!)  Learned a lot about life and girls there too... but after hours pizzas were strange and amazing.

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I like black olives straight out of the can. At family get togethers when I was a kid, there were always bowls of black olives out on the table for everyone to snack on while we waited for the rest of the food to be ready. I'm not offended by them being on pizza or in tex mex, but I wouldn't purposefully add them.

However, I actively remove green olives and kalamata olives. Gross.

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8 minutes ago, Grayfax said:

Try Kalamata at some point... it's a different kind of good on the right stuff.

Pineapple and artichoke sounds great together!  Kind of like the BBQ and Anchovy ones we used to make in my college days... I miss that place... one mismanaged land deal and the place went away.  It was fun to work at as well as decent money (I got hourly plus tips for any deliveries made during the day!!)  Learned a lot about life and girls there too... but after hours pizzas were strange and amazing.

 

Texture. Olive texture is just weird to me. If a recipe calls for them minced into something perhaps. In a piece that requires smashing between teeth or rolling on the tongue? Not into it. Maybe I'll give it a go next time someone offers me a slice with it. Free pizza is good pizza, yeah? 

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4 minutes ago, Guindyloo said:

I like black olives straight out of the can. At family get togethers when I was a kid, there were always bowls of black olives out on the table for everyone to snack on while we waited for the rest of the food to be ready. I'm not offended by them being on pizza or in tex mex, but I wouldn't purposefully add them.

However, I actively remove green olives and kalamata olives. Gross.

You probably wouldn't like my tampande then.  Manzanilla and kalamata olives, roasted red peppers and garlic diced finely (I use a food processor).  Make a great spread along with some pub cheese on slices of French bread.

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Just now, Cyradis said:

 

Texture. Olive texture is just weird to me. If a recipe calls for them minced into something perhaps. In a piece that requires smashing between teeth or rolling on the tongue? Not into it. Maybe I'll give it a go next time someone offers me a slice with it. Free pizza is good pizza, yeah? 

Ahhh... now that I understand.  My wife has lots of weird things with textures and less with taste.  

Saying that, I still don't really understand it, but I am sympathetic to Texture People.

Just now, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

You probably wouldn't like my tampande then.  Manzanilla and kalamata olives, roasted red peppers and garlic diced finely (I use a food processor).  Make a great spread along with some pub cheese on slices of French bread.

Bah! Now you're just making me hungry!!!

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I love canned black olives and I love salt-cured dried olives and things like kalamatas, but they are so very different from each other they might as well be different foods.

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