Is the olive oil fridge test a legitimate way to know whether your olive oil is real or fake? Unfortunately, small fines for fraud encourage olive oil companies to peddle misleading advice to fool their customers into purchasing lower grade blends of olive oil. One of those marketing lies is the olive oil fridge test.
An Ode To Shrimpy: You Can’t Win ‘Em All
You can’t win ’em all eh?
That’s exactly what shrimpy told me, before I desecrated his corpse and threw him into the bubbling inferno my mother calls “Frrrying Pan”.
Olive Oil Smoke Point: Safe For Cooking?
Olive oil smoke point makes for a hot topic. The question on everybody’s mind is, “Can I use olive oil for cooking?” Well, it depends on what you mean by olive oil, and sometimes on much how good fat your particular blend contains.
If you are cooking with an olive oil that has a higher ratio of polyunsaturated (high Omega 6 content) to monounsatured fats (low Omega 3 content) then you will miss out on the nutritional and health benefits of a pure, unfiltered extra virgin blend.
The 3 Most Deceptive Olive Oil Marketing LIES
Real extra virgin olive oil is notoriously difficult to get in North America, but not for the reasons one would normally expect:
You Don’t Have To Keep Your Extra Virgin Olive Oil In A Dark Bottle
Almost every single extra virgin olive oil blog online will tell you to store your olive oil in a dark bottle, preferably somewhere cool with very little light. A pantry or basement will do.
Look, I definitely don’t disagree. I still store most of my olive oil in the pantry (it helps when you’ve got a year’s supply), but the truth is that if you are in possession of a few bottles of ultra premium extra virgin olive oil, this is simply not necessary.
Introducing Selo Oils: Premium Croatian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Bog obitelj (Greetings family)!
Way back in December, I filled a suitcase full of extra virgin Croatian olive oil from my family farm in the Dalmatia region of Croatia. I had just quit my job and decided to visit my selo during the annual harvest in November, the month prior.
I took as much olive oil as I could, about 15-20 liters (4-5 full tree’s worth if you can believe it). In exchange for the olive oil, I decided to leave about half of my wardrobe in the village. It turned out to be a worthwhile transaction.
Family Business & The Lindy Effect
I began my studies at the height of the Great Recession in 2008. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2012. Disillusioned with the mainstream New Keynesian macroeconomics they taught us there (it just didn’t quite smell right), I turned to agent-based modeling and Complexity science in my spare time.