Nut oils are so sensitive. Bottled raw, they have a shelf life so short that they’re often rancid before being sold. And when it comes to the less common oils—walnut, pistachio, and hazelnut—the flavor can be feeble and downright bland. I’ve been on a frustratingly long (and pricey) journey to find good nut oils, and it’s finally ending. La Tourangelle oils are expensive, but because most of them are sold roasted, they last longer than the raw varieties out there. (A tip: They last even longer if you store them in the refrigerator or freezer.) And I can’t deny that I like to look at the aesthetically pleasing round bottles—though that hasn’t helped me overcome the price.

La Tourangelle Nut Oils, $12.99–$29.99

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