Everyone loves pictures of food so I will post one whenever possible.
Did you know that the best olives have the pits still in them? Pitted olives taste metallic, probably as most of them are out of cans. For good olives find a Lebanese, Turkish or Greek market. I buy the flat packs imported from Turkey for $3 at Shayan Supermarket in Torrance. They are the same type I've eaten in Cyrus, Turkey and London. and I was thrilled to find a supplier here in LA.