What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil? I’m still savoring the fresh flavors of the meal Chef Trey Foshee created in March using our extra virgin olive oils (EVOO). Afterward, we asked Foshee – executive chef at Georges at the Cove in La Jolla – what topics he’d like to see us cover here. Define extra … Read more

What is “a Drizzle of Olive Oil?”

People often ask, “What exactly does it mean when a recipe calls for ‘a drizzle of olive oil?” Well, the truth is, it depends on who you ask! Still, we set out to determine how much oil is in “a drizzle.” We plugged the phrase into Internet search engines. Here’s what we got back: images … Read more

Tasting Extra Virgin Olive Oil

An olive oil tasting – like a wine tasting – lets you understand the oil’s aroma, flavor and peppery quality, or pungency. Those features form the core attributes of true extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). A tasting can also help you gauge defects – such as mustiness – found in lesser quality oils. At California … Read more

Shopping for Olive Oil

When you go to buy olive oil at the grocery store you face a dizzying array of choices – often more than a dozen different bottles or cans. Extra virgin olive oil. Pure Olive Oil. Light Olive Oil. First Cold Press. What does it all mean? Here’s a primer. — Extra virgin olive oil: Extra … Read more

Quick Tips for Enjoying Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  Quick Tips for Enjoying Extra Virgin Olive Oil We love dipping crusty baguette slices into extra virgin olive oil. Here are several more ways we like to use extra virgin olive oil to boost the flavor of some of our favorite foods: 1. Tossed with pasta and freshly cracked pepper 2. Mixed into a … Read more

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