Olive Oil, I know this photo looks like nothing, but what is inside is incredible. This seasons oil from close to Fez, pressed by Najia, housekeeper and my righthand. A donkey turns the stones that grind the olives to extract the oil. Several things though have aligned to make this extra-ordinary.
The season is so late due to lack of rain earlier (the fruit was ready but people hold off hoping for rain thus getting a higher yield) that the olives are mostly black, rather than a mixture of green, purple & black.
It is cold at this time of year, a more normal harvest in late October will be much warmer, but because it is so late the olives, equipment, grinding stones & the air is cold, reducing the increase in heat caused by the friction between the stones.
Et voila the phenols have not been burnt off.
Really grassy and round, it will clear after a week or so.