Thick Cordoban Gazpacho
Similar to a traditional tomato gazpacho but richer and smoother, this delightful cold soup is typical of the Cordoba table. In Cordoba, they use dried country-style bread; plain rolls will also work.
In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and soaked bread and any remaining water (or fresh bread) and mix well.
Working in batches if necessary, add the tomato mixture to a blender or food processor and process at high speed until smooth. For an specially smooth texture, pass the pureed mixture through a food mill fitted with the medium plate, and then, if desired, return it to the blender or processor, add the egg yolk, and process until thoroughly incorporated.
Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until well chilled.
Just before serving, taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with salt. Ladle into chilled soup plates, garnish with the chopped eggs and ham, and serve.
Primum Oleum Amphora of Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 1.5 Feet Tall
Fresh Harvest - Limited Edition
Pons Primum Olium Limited Edition is fresh unfiltered arbequina extra virgin olive oil from the 2006 harvest.
Just a few weeks ago the olives were picked from the trees, cold pressed to produce an intense green olive oil, and then placed in a magnificent amphora.
Each hand made glass amphora contains one and one half liters of the freshest of fresh extra virgin olive oil harvested in the fall of 2006.
The striking 1.5 liter amphora is placed in a handsome presentation box. A memorable gift for the olive oil connoisseur.
The Pons family has been growing and harvesting olive trees since 1945, following a tradition that half a century later has earned them the reputation of producing a dramatically fresh green oil that many refer to as "green gold".
Pons Primum Oleum Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced using only arbequina olives grown and harvested with care on the family's estate. Family tradition, soil and the microclimate combine to bring forth this very special Olive Oil. Only a small quantity is available.
Characteristics of this uniquely fresh, smooth and flavorful extra virgin olive oil, are its low acidity, intense green color, and its florid aroma. It has a delicate yet lively fruity flavor with fresh-cut hay overtones, and almost no sharpness or spiciness.