The Truth About Olive Oil: Interview with Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Hi Urbangrainers,

If you have been reading our blog for a while, we tend to cover a lot of topics involving olive oil (and olives. And feta. And sun dried tomato. And…)

Today, I discovered an interview by an American writer and scholar in olive oil, Nancy Harmon Jenkins, who spoke about olive oil. Pretty much she covered in a single interview what we are covering in several other topicsso the interview is interesting read.

Extra-virgin olive oil is a pantry staple: We whisk it into our vinaigrettes, use it to fry our eggs, and bake it into our cakes. But while our kitchen wouldn’t be complete without a bottle or two, the information about this essential ingredient can be conflicting — and answers can be hard to track down.

Nancy answers the following:

  • What are the most common misconceptions about olive oil?
  • How can I tell if my olive oil is any good?
  • How do I find the best olive oil at my supermarket?
  • How long will my olive oil keep for? Where and how should I store it?
  • What shouldn’t I use olive oil for?
  • What are some other resources where people can learn more about olive oil? (ehrr, Urbangrains’ website, obviously???)

Check out the blog post on Food 52 and let us know what you think!



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