F / Olive
Cultivated for thousands of years, the fruit of the olive tree has had a profound influence on human food culture. The olive is known as being a perfect source of oleate and a great supply of high-quality energy. But beyond its nutritional value, the fruit is seen as a sacred symbol of abundance and peace thanks to its unique ability to thrive in harsh environments. Mediterranean countries—like Greece, Italy, Spain, and Algeria—collectively produce more than two thousand types of olives, and the “liquid gold” oil that is pressed from the fruit plays a key role in the Mediterranean diet. Extra virgin olive oil, in particular, has become a staple on tables across the world and is the only food ingredient for which an official certification evaluation method exists.
Magazine F pulled up its anchor March 2018 and set sail on a journey to explore the rich and vibrant world of food ingredients. At first, the collaboration between Baemin and Magazine B itself attracted substantial attention. Almost two months have passed since the first issue, and it is obvious that many readers are growing hungry for more genuine stories behind new ingredients.