Critically Acclaimed New York Restaurant Tertulia and Chef Seamus Mullen Place Olives from Spain Front and Center on the Table

/ PRNewswire / — Only olives from Spain and Chef Seamus Mullen unite to bring the Spanish olive to the forefront of the culinary and dining experience, raising awareness of the versatility of the product by unveiling exclusive recipes that will make anybody’s mouth water. This key ingredient in the Mediterranean diet, one of the healthiest diets in the world, is an all-around delight with so many varieties and ways to savor them.
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Developed in conjunction with Olives from Spain, Mullen's recipes vary from simple, quick appetizers to sophisticated main courses, designed not only to be accessible and attractive to home-cooks and experts alike, but to showcase the many ways Spanish olives can spice up any meal or special occasion. Dressed Olives and Mixed Olives from Spain with Ventresca Marinade can be made in minutes while Olive Crusted Wild King Salmon will give cooks the opportunity to impress and delight guests at their next dinner party.

"I've always loved Spanish culture and olives are an integral part of Spanish cuisine. Not only are they easy to use and delicious," said Chef Seamus Mullen. "It's important for me to use ingredients that speak for themselves and really add taste to a recipe but also keep the dish nutritious and flavorful."

Chef Mullen's alignment with Olives from Spain marks a momentous occasion for foodies around the nation, enticing travel from near and far to experience these delectable recipes. The love for olives doesn't stop here, with Olives from Spain available in more than 120 countries in the world, it's no wonder Chef Seamus Mullen aligned with the campaign. Set as the global leader for olive cultivation, Spain accounts for 39 percent of the world's olive trade and holds the ideal climate for the crop's growth. The initiative for Olives from Spain is led by Interaceituna, an Inter-Professional Table Olive Organization recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Tertulia will continue to highlight the alignment with Olives from Spain by serving olives for guests until the end of the year. In addition, cooks from around the globe can bring the wonder of each special dish into their very own kitchen with online recipe cards created by Mullen himself.

About Interaceituna and Olives From Spain
Interaceituna is the Inter-Professional Table Olive Organization recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Created to implement different general interest programs and activities, Interaceituna promotes knowledge of the Spanish table olive and conducts research and development in order to identify improvements in the product and in the production techniques.

According to the International Olive Council (IOC), Spain ranks as number one in the world for olive cultivation with other Mediterranean countries lagging further behind. Across the last six seasons, the world average of olive production weighed in at 2,371,000 tons – 25 percent of that production came from Spain. In 2012, Spain accounted for 39 percent of the world's olive trade, mainly exporting to the USA, Italy, Russia, France and Germany. (Source: ASEMESA, table olive exporters and industrials association). For more information, please visit, or follow Olives from Spain @olivesfromspain.

About ICEX and Foods From Spain
ICEX Spain Exports and Investment promotes Spanish companies' international expansion through its network of local Trade Commission Offices throughout the world. In the United States the Foods from Spain division, of the Trade Commission of Spain in New York, leads all initiatives promoting Spain's foods and companies in the USA. For more information visit or contact us at


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