Olives et Al
We set off in September 1992 to circumnavigate the whole of the Mediterranean basin on our two shiny and now heavily laden motorbikes. We were away for a little under a year during which time we travelled across the top of North Europe, through Turkey, into Syria, down to Jordan and Israel then onto Sinai. We watched the New Years dawn from the top of Mount Sinai, moved onto Cairo, down the Nile and across the Western Desert around the string of Oases. Heading back through Libya and Egypt, we eventually ended up in Cyprus before bumping our way back to the UK by mid July of 1993. During the trip we’d fallen in love with the food we’d eaten along the way and had collected recipes from everywhere we’d been. So, born out of post travel depression, and trying to recapture the essence of where we’d been, we started to recreate some of the recipes and on the 28th October 1993 we sold our first jars of olives in Bath. Olives Et Al was born. The Olives Et Al team have been faithfully re-creating those recipes ever since, and have found many more, using traditional methods and top notch ingredients from the best suppliers we can find. I’m privileged to say that we’re still working with some of the people we met on that first journey as well as many more we’ve met on repeated trips back to old places and lots of new ones over the last 20 years. Today we’re lucky enough to have a few awards for what we do and I thoroughly hope you like what you find here.