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- Do you know what good olive oil tastes like?
Fri 3-Feb-12
8:11 pm
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Danny
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Just curious. No ulterior motive.

An oil producer, probably US, has taken out a cheap 7 day ad on F's blog. Bottom right hand corner.

Linky here so you don't have to find it.

Scroll down to the bottom of that site and watch the video.

TBH, I don;t know what really good stuff tastes like. I tend to buy a medium cost brand in the supermarket. Not the most expensive nor the cheapest.

 

What do you you think?

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Fri 3-Feb-12
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I always buy a mid range priced one too but then I do not have a very discerning palate!

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Fri 3-Feb-12
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I've had olive oil in some fairly posh restauarants and enjoyed it. However the difference in taste wasn't as marked for me as the difference between cheap balsamic vinegar and good balsamic vinegar. Maybe I need to experiment more.

Going off on a tangent: I tasted olive oil in New Zealand grown and pressed at a small winery. (Seresin) They pressed lemons or limes along with the olives to make a stunningly refreshing oil. The lime was fantastic - a real surprise.

Sat 4-Feb-12
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Danny , the best olive oil (and all others ) is like pasta to be avoided at all costs only use for it is unbunging ears !   As for the bottled 'pickled ones' they are rendered edible with caustic soda  !!     runaway

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Sat 4-Feb-12
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Good, cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil is green in colour and peppery in taste, a delight to the palate.  The advert on the blog is for a book that someone has written about skulduggery in the oil production industry.  Frankly, I'd rather not know about things like that.

I'll try that again!

Sat 4-Feb-12
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So it's for a book, is it?

Shows you how observant I am. doh

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Sat 4-Feb-12
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big_laugh  Typical bloke!  big_hug

I'll try that again!

Sat 4-Feb-12
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That sounds like the book which was reviewed in the Daily Mail last weekend. The paper's in the recycling now so I can't go and check but the reviewer liked the book so much it sounded like he had some kind of connection with the book or was a friend of the author. I may have been reading a bit too much into the review but that was my impression anyway.

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Wed 8-Feb-12
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I have found good olive oil to be exactly as TA says, nice but can be a bit overpowering for some things, although I think that also depends on the blend from what I have read somewhere in the dim and distant past.

As for blokes typically missing the details, you ain't met my hubby. His attention to detail is maddening sometimes as he hardly misses a thing. doh

Sun 19-Feb-12
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From all I've researched on olive oil, it is the healthiest oil to use; least of all the oils to clog the arteries. The taste can be strong but you do grow accustomed to it. I only use olive oil, including cake baking. This is one thing we choose to spend a bit more money on, for health reasons. There are cheaper oils but we believe olive oil is the healthiest.

Mon 20-Feb-12
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Cold pressed Rapeseed oil has the most Omega 3 of any oil and is, supposedly, better for us than Olive oil.

I'll try that again!

Mon 20-Feb-12
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Toffeeapple said:

Cold pressed Rapeseed oil has the most Omega 3 of any oil and is, supposedly, better for us than Olive oil.

They're starting to say really good stuff about coconut oil now~

Mon 20-Feb-12
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But coconut oil is so much more expensive, so I will stick to olive oil for now, I think.smile

Personally I love the way it tastes. I often store olives in the oil to make the taste stronger....I have done that for years as when I was younger the oil was not very good quality unless you bought it back from a trip abroad.  I wash the brine off the tinned or bottled olives, dry them & cover with olive oil & herbs. That way you get very flavoursome oil for marinading & for dipping bread in as well as more interesting olives. Keep in a cool dark place & don't put pieces of garlic in. 

 

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Mon 20-Feb-12
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That's a good idea, Nadine, I always have a jar of olives in the fridge as I love them (husband doesn't).

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Mon 20-Feb-12
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I love them as a snack or in a salad but I dislike them cooked in a stew etc, they seem too bitter & acrid to me. They are lovely, along with the oil eaten with my own homemade bread so I have been eating rather a lot of them lately......Mmmmm !! Heaven help my waistline......WHAT WAISTLINE !!!!  big_laugh

 

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