Originally Posted by shpj4
tamirr I never made anything with Pickled Olives but your receipe sure looked good. Thanks for sharing. Now I just have to find a place to go to get some fresh Olives. I think I will call up some fine restaurants that serve those types of food and ask them where they get their olives.
Jill - raw olives (un brined/cured/pickled) olives are inedible and something I doubt you will find easily - unlike in Isreal where tamirr lives, or in an olive growing region of Spain like where boqueron lives. I doubt that any restaurants will be able to help you find them since they don't use them. You might have better luck finding a middle eastern/Jewish deli that cures their own and asking them where to get the raw green olives they buy to use for tamirr's recipe.
However, since you live in So. Cali - you stand a better chance than most people. Go to the Olive Growers Council of California
website and you will find phone/fax numbers and an email address to contact them. They will probably be your best source for information on where to buy raw olives.