A deceptively difficult question:
Have any hounds found c o n s i s t a n t l y excellent
large format (1 g, or 3 l. tins) moderately priced,
olive oil ? I go thru a gallon of the stuff at a time
and have pretty much decimated the spectrum of the Arlington Greek bodega's selection, (Calamatas and others) as well as an assortmentt of Itaian brands in the north end.
Most often I wind up with a marginally flavorful oil.
(perhaps I'm expecting too much, as i tend to use it for cooking AND most salads, except for pouring only dishes.)
The oil they used at Central Kitchen caught my attention and they brought me a bottle to show me, it was a Greek product called Illydia (sic) which was great and flavorful
(I bought a liter @ $10/ for finishing)
but finding good $40 oil is one thing...
I need a locally available (+/- ) $20 large format that tastes great.
(N.B.. Consistant with my preferences in other areas...
I don't care if its extra virgin, or if its been fooled around with,
as long as it tastes good...