Pairing Food with Olive Oil

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Pairing Food with Olive Oil plus a handy chart!

Pairing Food with Olive Oil plus a handy chart!

You can create harmonious flavors by pairing food with olive oil.  It is similar to pairing wine and food. Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOOs) are varied in taste. The multiplicity of tastes and aromas make olive oil attractive to consumers who are looking for taste sensations to match each meal. There are basically two distinct […]

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Fourth of July, Thomas Jefferson, and Olive Oil

Fourth of July, Thomas Jefferson, and Olive Oil

On a recent trip to Mt.Rushmore, I saw the stunning carvings of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt and Lincoln.  With three friends, we took a selfie with Mt.Rushmore in the background.  I was second from the left and slanted my face upward.  I was Thomas Jefferson. As we are about to celebrate our most important national holiday, I […]

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Why Bake with Olive Oil?

Why Bake with Olive Oil?

I’m often asked:  “Why bake with olive oil? ”  Substituting olive oil for butter is a key element for health and dietary considerations; e.g. vegan requirements, lower cholesterol needs, and removing saturated fats. Because olive oil contains vitamin E, it helps to naturally maintain the freshness of baked goods and creates moist cakes, biscuits and […]

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Wine and Olive Oil

Wine and Olive Oil

Just as wine lovers often take their favorite bottle to a restaurant, I often carry a small bottle of extra virgin olive oil (my own brand or one of my recommended brands) when I go out to eat.  I am just as choosy about my olive oil as I am about fine wines. In fact, […]

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