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Old 06-26-2016, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by silenus View Post
Check post #10. The stuffings act as a counterbalance to the olive's natural acidity.

I don't think we are ever going to document the "Aha!" moment for stuffed olives, because the Romans were stuffing stuff with stuff since 749BC. Who knows when it first happened. But we now have documentation back to the 18th century at least.
OK, this is a response to a Zombie, but:
Olives are not naturally acid.
They are naturally bitter, and itís only in the curing and flavoring process that they become acid, and not always then (think: Oil Cured black olives).