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Old 04-22-2010, 12:32 AM   #1
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Olive Oil 101

We've heard all about olive oil and how it helps keep our heart healthy. But with so many variants available, which do you choose? Where do we begin? Here's a quick guide to choosing the right olive oil for the job.

One thing we should know about olive oil: When heated and cooked with other ingredients, it loses its delicate flavors and becomes more neutral in taste. For this reason, commercial olive oils are perfectly fine for normal, everyday cooking such as sautéing or frying. Use special artisan oils only when you know their flavors will come through in the final product. Try drizzling it over a bowl of soup or using it on a salad vinaigrette--it will elevate your dish to new heights.

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