Olive Oil

Every kitchen needs olive oil. Discuss types, brands, and all things olive oil with the Chowhound community.

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Vinaigrette - dark balsamico or not, and what type of olive oil do you prefer?

by CHSeifert 6 days ago

Do you prefer the darker balsamico or the lighter vinegar in your vinaigrette for your home made salads ? Perhaps you like to change things up a bit by sometimes use dark balsamico, sometimes wh...


Frying in Extra Virgin olive oil (EVOO) - your predilection?

by CHSeifert 3 days ago

So I’ve heard for and against this subject for literally years now. The smoke point of EVOO is 325-350°F and the oil has a definite taste to it. I typically use rapeseed oil for my stir fry...

Balsamico & EV Olive oils - does it matter to you?

by CHSeifert 14 days ago

Now that I’m done getting my perfect cookware setup of all the best ECI, 2.5 copper, PLY, carbon steel and SS sandwich bottom pans & pots and my dream knife setup, I’ve always known I would start o...

Source for Early Harvest Olive Oil

by THE GREEK 15 years ago

I usually get my fix of Early Harvest from Mcevoy Ranch, in California. I wondering where others get their fix, espcially how italian and domestic EH oils differ. thanks..

Trader Joe's California Estate Olive Oil, Redux

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 5 months ago

TJ's much-loved California Estate Olive Oil disappeared during the olive shortage. Then it reappeared, with diminished quality, from a new supplier. And....I haven't heard a word about it since. ...

Enzo’s Table

by Taralli 6 months ago

Friend asking me about the quality of Enzo’s flavored olive oils, as well as balsamic vinegars before ordering. Said I’d query CH. Opinions much appreciated.

Best oil for high heat searing?

by CHSeifert 6 months ago

I know this a cookware forum, but I spend most of my time here. What type of oil do you use for your daily cooking? I’ve spent thousands of kroner/$/€ on EV olive oils, but no matter what ol...

Kirkland Signature extra virgin olive oil versus Colavita EV?

by 1Jack 7 months ago

Like Colavita brand but wonder if Kirkland Signature is as good or better?

Replacing Trader Joe's California Estate Olive Oil In My Life

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 2 years ago

I've been informed that Trader Joe's California Estate Olive Oil is discontinued, and that TJ's is searching for a new vendor. So the product will either disappear or change. Anyone know an EVOO...

Parmigiano Rind Olive Oil Bread Dip

by JoeBronxLA 10 months ago

I've been given an "ANCIENT" family recipe using Parmigiano Rinds, Garlic Cloves, Oregano, and EV Olive Oil to make infused Olive Oil Dip...should this dip age in the fridge or on a dark cupboard s...

What quality of vinegar to use in salads?

by josemartinlopez 10 months ago

My understanding is that you should use your best quality olive oil and honey for salads, but only mid-range quality vinegar. Is this correct? The highest quality balsamic vinegar is aged 25+ year...

California Olive Oils

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

The California State Fair & Food Festival, a 166-year tradition, has been cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19. To help support the agricultural companies that normally enter the competition, the fai...

botulism from garlic in olive oil?

by Kalyov 9 years ago

I have heard that you can create botulism from putting garlic in olive oil. Is that just making garlic infused oil? Or does the same risk appear if I want to use it in a soup? This is the recipe...

Roasting with EVOO in oven at 425 degrees F?

by J_526 1 year ago

Is it nutritionally safe to roast vegetables like this in an oven heated to 425 degrees Fahrenheit when the vegetables are coated in extra-virgin olive oil? My fear is that the oil would become to...

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Fraud: Whole Foods, Rachel Ray, Safeway, Newman's Own, Colavita, Bertolli

maria lorraine
by maria lorraine 10 years ago

UC-Davis has just published an extensive report on the fraudulent labeling of extra-virgin olive oil. Imported olive oil has been known to often have fraudulent or misleading labels, now certain US...

Terra Delyssa Organic Tunisian Extra Virgin Olive Oil - New at Costco

by Flexitarian 7 years ago

I was going to post this in the Costco thread but I find that thread so unwieldy now to navigate with the 500+ posts. I just saw and bought this olive oil at the Downsview Costco last week. It w...

2019/20 California olive oil harvest looking strong compared to dismal 2018/19 crop, says COOC

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

". . . 'We had a short crop in 2018 due to weather problems throughout the state, whereas we're hoping for four million gallons in the 2019 harvest . . . more than double what we had in 2018. . . "

California Olive Ranch EVOO

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 1 year ago

I'm still trying to replace TJ's "California Estate" extra virgin olive oil, which was my previous every day EVOO (per this thread: https://www.chowhound.com/post/replacing-trader-joes-california-e...

Rome market question

by jangita 1 year ago

We will be in Rome this week for the last leg of our 2 month adventure. I would like to bring home some dried porcini and small tins of olive oil. Any suggestions on where to buy those things? ...