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What is a good resource to evaluate my ability to taste olive oil?

I'd like to improve my knowledge of olive oil (and olives), by just seeing if I can tell the difference between common brands like California Olive Ranch, Partanna, Lucini, Colavita, etc. I can taste ...
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How good is the quality of OEM extra virgin olive oil compared to that of a known brand by the same packing company?

How good is the quality of OEM extra virgin olive oil compared to that of a known brand by the same packing company? For example, Acesur has a well known brand La Espanola. It also makes available OEM ...
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Is there an olive oil brand named "Orci" in Spain?

Is there an olive oil brand named "Orci" in Spain? How is its extra virgin olive oil? I can't find anything related on the "Internet" in China. Some products near their bbds or ...
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What do PY, L, and E mean on the label of this olive oil product?

On the back of Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil, PY20/21 L2022.03.28 E2024.03.28 What do the first two mean? How do the three tell the quality of the oil?
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Are Feroli (italy) and Olimp (Greece) legitimate brands of extra virgin olive oil?

Are Feroli (italy) and Olimp (Greece) legitimate brands of extra virgin olive oil? I could not find any information on the Internet that has been censored in China. They are being sold on PDD, one of ...
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How to avoid excessive smoke when frying a sausage in a stainless steel pan? [duplicate]

I tried to fry some sausages and it caused so much smoke to the point that I was worried it would trigger the smoke alarm. Sausages used: Flinders + Co X Paw Patrol Chicken & Veggie Sausages I ...
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Is there an extra virgin olive brand produced in Spain, called "Clorlina"?

Is there an extra virgin olive brand produced in Spain, called "Clorlina"? Its barcode is 8436544133904, and I heard 84* means production in Spain. I have searched for "Clorlina" ...
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Why my pizza dough turned out so filling and heavy on the stomach?

This is the recipe: 1 kg pizza flour 680 gr water 4 teaspoons dry yeast 12 tablespoons olive oil (and even more for handling the sticky dough) 2 tablespoons salt & 2 teaspoons sugar kneaded for ...
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How to identify extra virgin olive oil with desired taste profile?

While many extra virgin olive oil bottles state “floral” or “fruity”, these seem like generic terms applied to most oils. Similarly, even those that omit the “peppery finish” description, have a ...
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how to unseam - or otherwise safely open - steel olive oil cans

Is there a simple household technique to undo the seam of olive oil cans? Olive oil is sold in 3L metal cans. They might have a shoebox profile - are brand names OK? Filipo Berio brand. There are ...
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How to prevent olive oil from forming a single puddle near the edge of my frying pan?

The recipes I cook usually use either butter or 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. With butter, everything is fine and the pan gets an 'even' coating of small droplets of fat. But whenever I use olive oil, ...
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Frying olive oil is bad for your health, but cooking with it in an oven? [closed]

Always heard that olive oil is bad for frying food (mostly for health reason), so it's better to use other type of oil to cook, but what about of using olive oil to cook in an oven? it would be the ...
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Olive oil gave bitter taste to a curry, is this expected?

I cooked chicken with olive oil. I observed that it gives a bitter taste to the curry. Using soybean oil or sunflower seed oil gives a taste which I like more. Is this effect expected?
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New oil vs old oil

I have two largish containers of extra virgin olive oil. One is ~5 months old, the other is ~17 months old. Any way to distinguish which is which?
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What is helping fried fish have more flavour?

Recently I’ve been frying some sea bass with salt and different oils. I noticed when the surface of the Fried fish is more crispy it tastes better and also when I’ve used a saturated fat such as ...
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Why do most people in USA use Soyabean cooking oil even when it is refined? [closed]

I checked on this article that most used oil is Soyabean oil, in USA. why the number of Soyabean oil still very high as compared to other oils like Olive oil?
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Why would my olive oil smell like chipotle peppers?

I bought some Napa Valley Naturals organic extra virgin olive oil (not actually from Napa Valley -- it's from Spain). We're used to buying this brand, and in fact usually buy 9L at a time. But this ...
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How can I tell if my extra virgin olive oil is rancid? [closed]

I couldn't tell by smell if my bottle of Great Value olive oil was rancid or not - and decided to taste it to check - about 2 teaspoons. It had the bitter, peppery sorta burn in the back of my throat ...
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How to fix Spanish-Style Milkfish that became Too Salty [duplicate]

My wife made spanish-style milkfish, when I tasted it during the night it was alright, but when I tasted it next day for breakfast it has become too salty! I searched for recipes and saw that you're ...
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What is the difference between cheap and expensive extra virgin olive oil?

I read that extra virgin and regular olive oil are different in the way they are processed. For example, regular olive oil can contain chemicals e.g. pesticides, but extra virgin will not? Extra ...
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Where can I find strong sharp tasting olive oil in the US?

I was hoping you could all educate me. I remember living in Turkey and travelling around the Mediterranean in general and a lot of the Olive Oil was sharper or you might call it bitter, and I know it ...
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why does tuna in olive oil and cooking cream often go wrong

When mixing tuna (from a can and heated with a little olive oil) with cooking cream (panna), often the whole thing goes wrong, unfortunately: Instead of having a nice homogenized creamy sauce, the ...
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Keep dinner rolls brushed with olive oil overnight

I received dinner rolls brushed with olive oil from take out from an Italian restaurant (part of the brown paper bad they came in became translucent during the 15 minute trip from the restaurant home ...
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What to do with the olive oil from canned sardines?

Olive oil is good for you, and it seems wasteful to throw it away. Yet all recipes call for draining the sardines prior to usage. Any good ideas on what to do with that olive oil? Is it some bad kind ...
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My pepper sauce looks unsafe

I canned some pepper sauce. It had peppers and green tomatoes. After 3 days of being refrigerated , the peppers are floating on top and has blobs of cloudy material stuck to the peppers. The tomatoes ...
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Can I use soy butter instead of olive oil for baking vegetables?

I'm putting olive oil (probably too much) in my oven tray when roasting vegetables, potatoes, poultry, etc. Can I use soy butter instead of olive oil? Alternatively, what are some cheaper types of ...
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Why to store olive oil in opaque bottles?

Nowadays it is common to store olive oil in opaque (dark green/brown) bottles to preserve its condition. Does the olive oil get bad if I would use clear glass bottles instead? Does the light "damage" ...
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Making gravy without drippings or butter?

Long story short: I made a bunch of meatloaf and I forgot to buy butter. I need to make gravy. The way I usually make gravy is to melt some butter, to supplement whatever drippings I have, make a ...
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Is adding garlic powder to pasta with oil safe?

Semi-food related but wasn't sure where else to post it. I was just cooking up a quick late night meal and ended up throwing a little garlic powder onto my pasta (which already had a small amount of ...
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Which types of chilli work for homemade chilli oil?

I have seen a restaurant that has chili pepper in the olive oil bottle, it gave the oil a delicious chilli taste. I am planning to do the same at home. I wonder how to choose the chilli I will be ...
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I rarely clean the old oil from my slow-cooker, is it OK?

I put some chicken/beef into my slow-cooker, pour some olive oil and cook it for 4-5 hours. After that, if some meat is still left in the cooker, I may heat it up again the next day or the day after ...
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Why do you need to heat the pan before heating the olive oil?

In the Netflix documentary Salt Fat Acid Heat, Samin Nosrat says this when she is making sofrito and she is about to put olive oil into the pan: This is one of those important things that I think ...
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Baking chicken while respecting maximum olive oil temperature

I normally cook chicken on a pan with some olive oil (which supports a maximum temperature of 160C) but I am trying to bake on the oven instead. I've found a recipe where some olive oil placed at the ...
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Has my olive oil gone bad?

I purchased a gallon of amazing Greek olive oil a few months ago. It has some floaty wisps in it now. Is it still safe?
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Food Rancidity Question

Since rancid oil produces free radicals, would that rancid oil if mixed with fresh oil cause the fresh oil to go rancid as well?
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I used olive oil to finish my salad serving utensils - now what?

I recently received some homemade unfinished wood salad serving utensils as a gift, and like a dummy, I figured it would be safe to rub them down with some olive oil. Now, I've learned that since ...
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How to cook in olive oil [duplicate]

There are plenty of recipes regarding how to cook fish, and other foods, in olive oil. This puzzles me because olive oil has a very low smoking point. So I'll burn it if I cook fish at 350 degrees. ...
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Can I oil a new board with olive oil?

I just got myself a new wooden board. I have been told to put some olive oil onto it and let it sink in for a few hours first. But now I'm reading from sources that I should be instead using mineral ...
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Black bit in olive oil

Should I be concerned about a tiny black bit in my olive oil? I thought maybe something fell into it or perhaps it's a bit of olive sediment. It looks like a very tiny flake of something the size of a ...
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Comparing store-bought chopped garlic

When shopping for chopped garlic at my local grocery store, I noticed that although there were several brands there were basically two price points. Looking more closely, I saw that the less-...
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Olive oil lid sealed properly?

Is this olive oil lid sealed and safe to use even though the side looks bumpy? It looks sealed at the top but do tiny dents or slight bulges on the side of the lid matter? It was covered with plastic ...
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Is Ciao Bella's "Rosemary and Olive Oil Gelato" savory?

I am about to make ice cream (for dessert) from The Ciao Bella book for Gelato and Sorbetto and was thinking about trying the Rosemary and Olive Oil Gelato. It says something about being savory, but ...
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How do I prevent mold growth in homemade chili-infused olive oil?

Twice I have tried do this but both times I ended up with mold in the bottle. What am I doing wrong? I use dark glass bottles (originally for wine) that I sterilize by putting them in the oven at 250 ...
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Can plastic grocery store misters be used for oil?

I’m really tired of buying oil spray cans. I know that there are relatively inexpensive misters out there, Misto currently being the most popular, it seems. But I’m seriously strapped at the moment, ...
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Advice on how I can make my own 1 cal cooking spray like frylight

I've been using frylight for years, but I'm trying to swap to a healthier version with no chemicals. I've been doing some research on the internet and some people have talked about making their own ...
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Harissa powder to paste

How much harissa powder would be equivalent to one teaspoonful of harissa paste? I have tried to look it up online, but all I can find is "add water and oil to reach the desired result", e.g. here. ...
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Expensive or cheap olive oil for pesto?

Usually if I'm sauteeing some veggies or cooking with olive oil I will use a cheaper bottle, but if I am making a dressing or a dish where the oil really stands out I will go with a bottle from a ...
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Can you use olive oil past its expiration date?

I just noticed my olive oil expired on 2016/6, however, I couldn't tell that by taste and it still seems fine to use. Can I continue on using it? It seems such a waste to throw it away since it still ...
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How do olive oils differ, and what should they be used for?

Here is a question from a "pre intermediate" home cook who lives in Spain. What is the difference between exta virgin olive oil, virgin olive oil, and simply olive oil? I gather that the non-virgin ...
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Why avoid olive oil in Gotham Steel pans?

Background Gotham Steel is a ceramic coated titanium pan. It's the brand with the commercials where they put a mixer in the pan, supposedly to show that it doesn't scratch if you use metal utensils. ...
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