Black Olive Boule
The Italian Olive Boule originated in the Mediterranean, taking hold in Greece and Italy. It is said that the inclusion of brined Kalamata olives was devised as an alternative to costly salt in order to give the loaf better flavor. Well after the scarcity of salt has passed, the olive boule remains a beloved staple.
Established in 1992, Firehook is an artisan bakery located in the heart of Chantilly, Virginia. They craft an assortment of sweet and savory goods, all of which are baked to order. Firehook is also one of the most active hunger relief donors in NoVA, partnering with a wide array of food banks throughout the region. They take their name from an ancient dough hook once used by ancient bakers to pull earthenware bread pots from open fires.