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    Default What kind of olive oil do you use?

    Which brand of olive oil do you use?


    I have no idea which ones are good. If I'm shopping for one, I, of course, get one that's made in Italy but other than that I don't know anything about olive oils.

    Is extra virgin better than just regular?


    The one I've been using is "Olio extra vergine di Oliva" by CUSCUNA. It's from Sicily. My mom bought quite a few so she gave me 2 bottles.

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    Default Re: What kind of Olive Oil do you use?

    You can spend a lot of money on olive oil, but I usually buy Colavita extra-virgin olive oil. It's reasonably priced and quite good.

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    Default Re: What kind of Olive Oil do you use?

    i really just get whatever's in the middle of the price range.

    extra virgin of course. unless it's for my hair....then i use the light

    i do want to try the organic stuff they sell at whole foods for 30 bucks a bottle

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    I've tried it, but wasn't crazy about the taste. I liked that it was organic, tho.

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    Default Re: What kind of Olive Oil do you use?

    is it more of an acquired taste? i saw people on tv doing 'shots' of it...i tried it with some OO at my bf's house and it burned and kinda made me feel really ill...

    i just like it in my pasta, salad, or dipping bread in it.

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    Shots of olive oil, that's a first!

    \It didn't taste like it should cost $30. I've had some expensive oils that were very fruity and delicious. This just tasted very light and inoffensive. I like a little more flavour to my oil.

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    Default Re: What kind of Olive Oil do you use?

    i love coconut oil (and no it's not bad for you) as well as grapeseed oil...i cook with those two, and drizzle with olive for flavour

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    Default Re: What kind of Olive Oil do you use?

    Used to be only extra virgin, now whatever is REALLY on sale..and I use if very sparingly now.

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    Ok so what kind is good for cooking? I get confused and can spend more time in that aisle trying to figure it out. And what do you use for salads?
    I find I cant handle foods cooked in veggie oil. I get a sick feeling for hours.

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    ONLY greek. I find the rest a little too diluted in taste. I always have to insist when the fiance goes out to buy oil without me, so now he knows
    If youre buying in a glass bottle and not a metal can, I suggest looking for the oils that are a dark, rich green colour instead of yellow. The greener it is, the more pure it is usually, as long as you dont buy the cheapest thing you find... Bertolli are also good.

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    Default Re: What kind of Olive Oil do you use?

    I buy Italian and Greek olive oil, aways extra virgin, first cold pressed. I use it for everything, salads, cooking meat or veggies, risottos, I even replace butter with olive oil for some cakes. Once you get used to olive oil, butter gets just too heavy on the stomach.
    I use others oils as well, walnut oil for fancy salad dressings and colza oil because it's very rich in vegetal omega 3.
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    I'm not sure what kind my mum uses but my auntie insists on drwning everything in the stuff. She made me a meal of eggs and chorizo once and it almost made me heave because it was so greasy. She even drinks it to keep her motions regular! How disgusting is that!! She is 75 though and Spanish (home of the healthy eating!) so she thinks she's doing good. Bless her.
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    ^^ Drowning food in it may not be the best way to make you appreciate it
    I'll have a tea spoon of olive oil when taking a few drops of essential oil. I like the taste
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    Default Re: What kind of Olive Oil do you use?

    You dont have to actually EAT the oil your food comes with, but you would be surprised just how incredible things can taste it they are, in your words "drowned" in oil. Like when you make a roast chicken with potatoes, you have to use a significant amount of oil, and never any water or stock (if you ask me), and that will make the potatoes so soft and mellow, and you cant compare that to anything! I cant explain it better than that, you have to try it. People who arent used to cooking with olive oil might have a perception that the food looks "greasy", but that is not the case, unless you actually tip your plate over and drink the sauce that comes with your food.
    Not to mention butter is SO bad for you in every way. I refuse to use butter in our home, although its the "swedish way" that my fiance was used to before, because I just think its icky. You cant compare olive oil in taste or in health advantages with anything else.

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    Using a significant amount I'm sure is fine but my eggs were floating!!!
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