FOOD 101: Check Your Extra Virgin Olive Oil I.Q.

Ready to test your extra virgin olive oil chops? See how many of these questions you can answer correctly. Thanks to California Olive Ranch for the test and photos. Their premium olive oils are so delicious, you can drink them from the spoon (two tablespoons a day are recommended by the FDA for heart health).…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Use More EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

[1] Our mother and grandmother always served olive oil and vinegar in cruets, so people could serve themselves at the table. They’re becoming a thing of the past, as salads come pre-dressed from the kitchen—or as more people use commercial dressings (photo courtesy Flavor For Life). [2] The easiest switch is to serve EVOO with…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Zucchi Extra Virgin Olive Oil

[1] Look for Zucchi olive oil in your supermarket (photo courtesy Oleificio Zucchi). [2] An event for journalists, in the art of blending (photo by Eitan Schapsis | THE NIBBLE). [3] Three different blends offer different flavor profiles (photo courtesy Oleificio Zucchi).   We’ve tasted a lot of extra virgin olive oil, both at industry…
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NEWS: Extra Virgin Olive Oil Alert

Olive oil has long had its shady side. Purchasing a bottle of extra virgin is no guarantee of getting high quality, extra virgin oil. Studies over the years have pinpointed the shenanigans of some bottlers. The latest study, conducted by the USDA and the International Olive Council, showed that they continue. That container of EVOO…
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