09 Jan 2013, Posted by admin in MEET, 0 Comments
What’s in your olive oil bottle these days? It’s a trickier question to answer than back in the days when pantry ingredients came from the grove down the street. In December, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) held a public hearing to launch an investigation into the olive oil industry. At issue: Whether many of the imported olive oils on our supermarket shelves are truly first-press extra virgin olive oils or blends that are being falsely advertised as such.
A handy time to check in with Theo Stephan of Global Gardens, who makes excellent oils in the Santa Barbara area, for more on the authenticity issue, as well as cooking and storage tips. Two words: Fried vegetables.
Get the interview over at Take Part.