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.
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… Continue reading Olive Oil Smoke Point: Safe For Cooking?
Real extra virgin olive oil is notoriously difficult to get in North America, but not for the reasons one would normally expect:
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… Continue reading You Don’t Have To Keep Your Extra Virgin Olive Oil In A Dark Bottle
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… Continue reading Introducing Selo Oils: Premium Croatian Extra Virgin Olive Oil