18 Apr

Flavor flows from favorite olive oils

By Kathy Saunders, Wading through the olive oil options at grocery stores these days is as confusing as navigating a maze of olive trees. Olive oils, especially extra-virgin olive oil, became extra popular when doctors started touting the benefits of their monounsaturated fat. And let’s not forget that television personality Rachael Ray used the term […]

11 Apr

Are you an an olive oil virgin?

By Polly Campbell, Photos by Michael E. Keating, Here’s what you need to know to pick the best bottle for you Have you noticed how the olive oil section is bulging at the seams at your local market? On your weekly shopping trip, you can buy oil from around the world, in a wide range […]

10 Apr

Spain: expert olive oil producers perform their age-old alchemy turning black fruit into gold

Deep in Andalucian olive country, expert olive oil producers perform their age-old alchemy, turning black fruit into gold. by Arpi Shively, The charmed life of a ripe Nuñez de Prado olive begins on a crisp late November morning above the town of Baena in Cordoba province, in the heart of Andalucian olive country. Over the […]

08 Apr

Cooking oils bubble over with increasing choices. Here’s a guide

By Christopher Markuns, Cooking oil used to be so simple. There was vegetable and there was olive. Today, simplicity has been supplanted by overwhelming options that can trigger almost comedic dilemmas. Dressing a salad? Will it be almond oil or walnut? Grapeseed is good. So is hazelnut. And if frying is on the menu, canola […]

06 Apr

CBS 2 Puts Olive Oils To The Test

If you’re in the market for olive oils, you’re likely to be dazzled by dozens of drizzlers. But which ones are the best to buy? CBS 2’s Consumer Reporter Kirstin Cole with the help of Good Housekeeping magazine performed a blind taste test of 12 brands to find the best. A common question asked with […]