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    tvor Guest

    Default cooking with olive oil

    I watch cooking shows on tv a lot and always see them rubbing olive oil on
    everything and even frying/sauteing with olive oil. I have a hard time
    detecting the distinct olive flavor when I use it for this purpose as
    opposed to using olive oil in dressings or as a bread dip. Is this common
    or do I need to have my olfactory senses checked?



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    cybercat Guest

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    "tvor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I watch cooking shows on tv a lot and always see them rubbing olive oil on
    >everything and even frying/sauteing with olive oil. I have a hard time
    >detecting the distinct olive flavor when I use it for this purpose as
    >opposed to using olive oil in dressings or as a bread dip. Is this common
    >or do I need to have my olfactory senses checked?
    >

    I love olive oil of all kinds, and I can tell the difference between it and
    other oils, in cooking, but for me it is more of a texture and quality issue
    than a taste issue. (I cook with lighter olive oils.) The flavor difference
    is very subtle, but I find that olive oil carries flavors better than other
    oils, partcularly vegetable flavors.



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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <48ce7673$0$89395$[email protected]>,
    "tvor" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I watch cooking shows on tv a lot and always see them rubbing olive oil on
    > everything and even frying/sauteing with olive oil. I have a hard time
    > detecting the distinct olive flavor when I use it for this purpose as
    > opposed to using olive oil in dressings or as a bread dip. Is this common
    > or do I need to have my olfactory senses checked?


    I used to be able to taste it when I first started using it, but now
    that I'm used to using it most of the time, I don't note it anymore.
    --
    Peace! Om

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    "tvor" <[email protected]> news:48ce7673$0$89395$[email protected]: in
    rec.food.cooking

    > I watch cooking shows on tv a lot and always see them rubbing olive
    > oil on everything and even frying/sauteing with olive oil. I have a
    > hard time detecting the distinct olive flavor when I use it for this
    > purpose as opposed to using olive oil in dressings or as a bread dip.
    > Is this common or do I need to have my olfactory senses checked?


    I use olive oil a lot. I can't detect the flavor in it either unless I'm
    using something other than extra virgin. Olive oil is good stuff

    Michael

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    and a favorite salad of the Nizam of Hyderabad made of shredded five-pound
    notes."
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    Dimitri Guest

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    "tvor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I watch cooking shows on tv a lot and always see them rubbing olive oil on
    >everything and even frying/sauteing with olive oil. I have a hard time
    >detecting the distinct olive flavor when I use it for this purpose as
    >opposed to using olive oil in dressings or as a bread dip. Is this common
    >or do I need to have my olfactory senses checked?



    As with wines olive oil had a broad range of types and flavors.

    Normally EVOO is the most flavorful with the strongest bouquet and flavor.

    Olive oil is for the most part one of the healthiest oils you can use from a
    cholesterol standpoint as it is high in monosaturates.

    Here is a good place to start.

    http://whatscookingamerica.net/OliveOil.htm

    Dimitri


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    Janet Baraclough Guest

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    The message <[email protected]>
    from "Michael \"Dog3\"" <[email protected]> contains these words:

    > "tvor" <[email protected]> news:48ce7673$0$89395$[email protected]: in
    > rec.food.cooking


    > > I watch cooking shows on tv a lot and always see them rubbing olive
    > > oil on everything and even frying/sauteing with olive oil. I have a
    > > hard time detecting the distinct olive flavor when I use it for this
    > > purpose as opposed to using olive oil in dressings or as a bread dip.
    > > Is this common or do I need to have my olfactory senses checked?


    > I use olive oil a lot. I can't detect the flavor in it either unless I'm
    > using something other than extra virgin. Olive oil is good stuff


    There's an Italian shop in our nearest city which just sells olive
    oils and vinegars, and they have a counter where you can taste samples
    by dipping in a bit of bread. When you sample a whole range of oils
    like that the differences in scent and flavour are really noticeable.

    Janet.

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    Dragonblaze Guest

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    On Sep 15, 3:52*pm, "tvor" <n...@home.com> wrote:
    > I watch cooking shows on tv a lot and always see them rubbing olive oil on
    > everything and even frying/sauteing with olive oil. *I have a hard time
    > detecting the distinct olive flavor when I use it for this purpose as
    > opposed to using olive oil in dressings or as a bread dip. *Is this common
    > or do I need to have my olfactory senses checked?


    Olive oil changes flavour when it is heated, especially EVOO, and
    loses its characteristic pungency. I also don't taste olive oil much
    after heating it, and I think it would be a waste to use a good,
    flavourful EVOO in hot cooking, so I save mine for dressings and
    simply dipping my bread in.

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    Janet Baraclough <[email protected]>
    news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    > There's an Italian shop in our nearest city which just sells olive
    > oils and vinegars, and they have a counter where you can taste samples
    > by dipping in a bit of bread. When you sample a whole range of oils
    > like that the differences in scent and flavour are really noticeable.


    Some of the stores around here offer a wide variety of olive oils and
    vinegars. I haven't really experimented much with the olive oils. There is
    a huge price range on the different oils too.

    Michael

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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Michael \"Dog3\"" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Janet Baraclough <[email protected]>
    > news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    > > There's an Italian shop in our nearest city which just sells olive
    > > oils and vinegars, and they have a counter where you can taste samples
    > > by dipping in a bit of bread. When you sample a whole range of oils
    > > like that the differences in scent and flavour are really noticeable.

    >
    > Some of the stores around here offer a wide variety of olive oils and
    > vinegars. I haven't really experimented much with the olive oils. There is
    > a huge price range on the different oils too.
    >
    > Michael


    You can make your own vinegars. :-) It's actually quite fun. I still
    need to send sf another vinegar "mother". I'm waiting for colder
    weather.

    Right now, I have 1 gallon of apple cider vinegar brewing, and will play
    with the fresh herbs in my herb garden. I've been cooking with vinegar a
    lot more lately as I've found it "brightens" the flavor of various
    steamed veggies. It's good on some meats too in very small amounts.

    It extracts herbal flavor nicely too from fresh herbs, or even dry.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed." --Mark Twain

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    mequeenbe.nospam Guest

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    tvor wrote:
    > I watch cooking shows on tv a lot and always see them rubbing olive oil on
    > everything and even frying/sauteing with olive oil. I have a hard time
    > detecting the distinct olive flavor when I use it for this purpose as
    > opposed to using olive oil in dressings or as a bread dip. Is this common
    > or do I need to have my olfactory senses checked?


    try using "light olive oil" which is I believe, the 2nd or 3rd
    pressing, and is not as strong a flavor/smell as the evoo.

    harriet & cirtter in azusa...

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    Frannie No Name Guest

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    GREEK AND SPANISH OIL ARE THE BEST. IF YOU CAN FIND THEM


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    Dimitri Guest

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    "Frannie No Name" <BUCATWO[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > GREEK AND SPANISH OIL ARE THE BEST. IF YOU CAN FIND THEM
    >

    STOP YELLING!

    Dimitri


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    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    Frannie No Name wrote:

    > GREEK AND SPANISH OIL ARE THE BEST. IF YOU CAN FIND THEM


    ObFood: Wings, Louisiana hot links and brats from the grill at a friend's
    NFL party yesterday afternoon. Mmmmmmm! Brought a couple pounds home,
    too -- he always way overcooks and swears he and his roomie won't eat much
    of the leftovers.


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    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 09:52:16 -0500, "tvor" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Is this common or do I need to have my olfactory senses checked?


    You don't have a problem.


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    Mae West

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    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 16:51:17 -0400, [email protected] (Frannie No
    Name) wrote:

    >GREEK AND SPANISH OIL ARE THE BEST. IF YOU CAN FIND THEM


    Franny, you're posting on real usenet - this is not a webtv forum, so
    your words don't fight with a background image here. All caps is
    considered "yelling". You can use caps for emphasis, but an entire
    post in caps is considered rude.

    Please continue contributing to rfc, but give your audience some
    consideration and respect.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 17:51:50 +0100, Janet Baraclough
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > There's an Italian shop in our nearest city which just sells olive
    >oils and vinegars, and they have a counter where you can taste samples
    >by dipping in a bit of bread. When you sample a whole range of oils
    >like that the differences in scent and flavour are really not


    Wow! I saw shops in Europe that just sold olive oil or just sold
    vinegar, but not together. Well, they weren't Italian either. Where
    is this one located? The vinegar shop I saw was in Bath and the olive
    oil shop was in Paris. Just for the record, I found an old fashioned
    cheese shop in Dublin too.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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    tvor Guest

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    <sf> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 09:52:16 -0500, "tvor" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Is this common or do I need to have my olfactory senses checked?

    >
    > You don't have a problem.
    >
    >


    You don't know me well enough. I have TONS of problems. But it's good
    to know that my sense of taste isn't one of them.

    Rich


    > --
    > I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the
    > number of carats in a diamond.
    >
    > Mae West




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    sf Guest

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    On Wed, 17 Sep 2008 08:25:45 -0500, "tvor" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    ><sf> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    >> On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 09:52:16 -0500, "tvor" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Is this common or do I need to have my olfactory senses checked?

    >>
    >> You don't have a problem.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >You don't know me well enough. I have TONS of problems. But it's good
    >to know that my sense of taste isn't one of them.
    >
    >Rich
    >

    LOL! AFAIC, *that* was the only problem on the table.


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    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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