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What's a good olive oil?

Marc | Feb 18, 2004 11:35 PM

Hi Everyone,
Been a while since I've visited the chowhound board. I never seem to have time but it's great to be reading up on all I missed.
My question is simple: What is a great olive oil? I know that extra virgin and cold pressed are two indications of quality, but there are so many to choose from. I was recently in a Italian market in Pasadena called (if I remember correctly) Roma Market. I had no idea what to choose. Some time ago I bought a three pack of olive oil by Filippo Berio from Costco. It came in three flavors: Basil, Chili Pepper, and Garlic. They seemed ok, but I'm no expert, hence this post. This three pack by the way is no longer available at Costco and I'm almost out. So what's a good brand? Price is not too much of a concern, although I don't want to have to sell a kidney to buy a bottle if you know what I mean.

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