Black Olive Paté

Jar of Italiamo black olive paté

Amidst the sporadic arrivals of nationally-themed groceries one can sometimes find at Lidl, an item I look for (should I happen to see any ‘Italiamo’-branded stock) is this black olive paté, or Black Olive Patè as the label on the front of the jar has it, deploying a grave accent where an acute one should surely be. While in itself it may not quite qualify as a tapenade, it could readily form the basis for one. In practice, though, I tend to enjoy it as it comes, using it as a spread or a dip.