Peggy O’Kelly, President, St. Helena Olive Oil Company has been living in Florence, Italy since the end of December 2008 with her two teenage daughters…. immersing themselves in the Italian way of life. Of course she is cooking up a storm, providing recipes on her active blog while in situ, studying olive oil and balsamic vinegar, communing with her suppliers, growers, and meeting new ones and generally absorbing everything she can to bring back to Napa and apply that knowledge to the estate olive grove management and production back home.;
According to Peggy O’Kelly, all things culinary begin in Italy with the Romans. Her Firenze journey allows quality time with her daughters, one of which is a junior in high school. It was now or never despite the economic downturn. A self-professed compulsive foodie, her passion for

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