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November 2014

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Imports ne 130 November 2014 photographs by joel laino S Cold off the Press Byfield-based importers Marietta and Alan DeAngelo have taken pure pumpkin seed oil and turned it into an international affair. By Kiley Jacques erendipity characterizes every aspect of Marietta and Alan DeAngelo's latest busi- ness venture, currently called Culinary Imports, but subject to change—as has so much of what they originally set out to do. From inside their sprawling, taste- fully appointed 18th-century farmhouse, complete with a Euro-inspired home pub, the husband-and-wife wonder duo describes the serpentine path that has led to their becoming the exclusive importers of Stöger finishing oils for North America. Founded in 2009, and born from European sensibilities that include the couple's shared penchant for trave- ling, dining, and entertaining, their now, burgeoning business has deep roots—roots that grow in Austrian soil. Stöger Oils, the initial and now primary product distributed by the DeAngelos, includes gourmet seed, nut, and herb oils cold-pressed on a pumpkin farm in Neuruppersdorf—a small village north of Vienna. At age 15, Marietta went overseas as an exchange student and lived with the Stöger family; it was the beginning of a lifelong relationship. Fast-forward 20 years. The Stögers sent Marietta and Alan seven plane tickets so they, along with their five children, could visit the farm where, once again, she ate pumpkin seed oil at every meal. "Aus- Artisan Oils All oils are made in Austria.

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