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Old 06-26-2016, 04:45 PM
Anny Middon Anny Middon is offline
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I've long assumed that part of the reason olives are stuffed with pimentos has to do with color. The bright red center provides a pleasing contrast to the dull green of the olive, and there aren't many other foods I can think of that maintain that bright redness when pickled. In fact, the only ones I can think of are also peppers.

Why I wonder are black olives never sold stuffed? I can get green olives stuffed not only with pimentos, but with jalapenos, habaneros, garlic, various cheeses, almonds, and anchovies. I am particularly fond of blue cheese or anchovy ones in my martinis, although the others are nice, too.