Not only Italians eat bread and olive oil. It is a widespread habit in all Mediterranean countries. An olive oil tasting often includes a piece of bread to mitigate its oiliness and emphasise its aromas. Very few types of food are so simple and yet so good. Iksir means “elisir”: it is a glass pipette gets filled by immersion and that helps spread the oil on bread after closing the hole in its top part with a finger.

Silvia Gabriela Guerra Escalante (El Salvador), Charis Kaimaklioti (Cyprus), Mohamed Ismail (Egypt), Alessandro Pazzi (Italy)