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Olive Oil 101: What You Need to Know

Despite being a common kitchen staple, there is a lot to know about extra virgin olive oil! The process of growing olives and milling them into oil has developed over many years, and has been adapted to a number of growing regions. Here is some of the basic, need-to-know information about extra virgin olive oil, … Read more

Tips on How to Avoid Burning Extra Virgin Olive Oil While Frying

We’ve set off the kitchen smoke alarm many times. It might be homemade pizza in the oven, French toast in the frying pan, etc. Which raises a topic worth revisiting: When frying with extra virgin olive oil, how do you avoid burning the oil? We hear a lot about this topic. Our advice:  Keep your … Read more

Letter from Puglia: Preparing Eggplant Parmigiana

Another guest post by my colleague Roger Fillion about his summer trip to southern Italy. Claude S. Weiller Eating in restaurants is one way to get to know the local cuisine in Italy. We also like to cook the local dishes. And that’s how we ended up making eggplant parmigiana during our vacation in Puglia … Read more

Sautéing, Frying, Deep Frying & Roasting with EVOO – Part II

We frequently field questions about sautéing, frying and roasting food in extra virgin olive oil. People want to know whether you can use EVOO for such uses. It’s a hot topic, so to speak. And the bottom line is: Yes, you can do all those things. You can even deep fry foods, such as french-fried … Read more

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