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  1. #1
    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default To EVOO or Not to EVOO?

    The LA Times' book section has a review of Tom Mueller's new book,
    _ExtraVirgin: The Sublime and Scandaous World of Olive Oil_
    (which will be my next iPad buy). Who knew that the world of olive oil
    was so complicated and so occasionally nefarious? Pandora and Giusi -
    ye never told us!

    And it references an interesting website:

    http://www.extravirginity.com/



    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

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  2. #2
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: To EVOO or Not to EVOO?

    On 2012-03-04, Terry Pulliam Burd <[email protected]> wrote:

    > was so complicated and so occasionally nefarious? Pandora and Giusi -
    > ye never told us!


    Someone did. I recall the brouhaha over the big adulterated EVOO scam
    that's been going on for years. Big expose by some research outfit.
    It was posted and discussed here at length. How alsmost no name brand
    of EVOO is free of some percentage of lesser grade OO.

    nb



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  3. #3
    sf Guest

    Default Re: To EVOO or Not to EVOO?

    On 4 Mar 2012 17:57:20 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Big expose by some research outfit.


    UC Davis

    > It was posted and discussed here at length. How alsmost no name brand
    > of EVOO is free of some percentage of lesser grade OO.


    Costco's EVOO got high marks.

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  4. #4
    Bryan Guest

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    On Mar 4, 1:54*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On 4 Mar 2012 17:57:20 GMT, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    >
    > > *Big expose by some research outfit.

    >
    > UC Davis
    >
    > > It was posted and discussed here at length. *How alsmost no name brand
    > > of EVOO is free of some percentage of lesser grade OO.

    >
    > Costco's EVOO got high marks.
    >

    All OO is nutritionally wonderful. EV is just more flavorful. I view
    EVOO as a flavorant, rather than a staple oil. For most uses I'd far
    prefer the *sluttier*, extra light OO. Lately, I have developed an
    olive problem. I have to will myself to stop eating Kalamata olives.
    I could easily polish off a pound of them, and that's too much sodium,
    too many calories, and even too much carb. The way some folks feel
    about potato chips, brownies or ice cream, I'm like that about ripe
    olives. I really need to start rinsing them, maybe even soaking them
    in ice cold water to remove much of the salt. I'm not salt-sensitive,
    but there are limits to how much salt is healthful, even if it's just
    for the kidneys. I remember mentioning how I could polish off a whole
    jar of pickles, but I can easily stop with those. Olives are
    addictively delicious, and fun to eat. After I post this, I am going
    to drain the brine out of a tub of olives, replace it with icewater,
    and return it to the fridge.

    --Bryan

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    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: To EVOO or Not to EVOO?

    On Sun, 4 Mar 2012 17:05:29 -0800 (PST), Bryan
    <[email protected]> wrote:
    ....
    >All OO is nutritionally wonderful. EV is just more flavorful. I view
    >EVOO as a flavorant, rather than a staple oil. For most uses I'd far
    >prefer the *sluttier*, extra light OO. Lately, I have developed an
    >olive problem. I have to will myself to stop eating Kalamata olives.
    >I could easily polish off a pound of them, and that's too much sodium,
    >too many calories, and even too much carb. The way some folks feel
    >about potato chips, brownies or ice cream, I'm like that about ripe
    >olives. I really need to start rinsing them, maybe even soaking them
    >in ice cold water to remove much of the salt. I'm not salt-sensitive,
    >but there are limits to how much salt is healthful, even if it's just
    >for the kidneys. I remember mentioning how I could polish off a whole
    >jar of pickles, but I can easily stop with those. Olives are
    >addictively delicious, and fun to eat. After I post this, I am going
    >to drain the brine out of a tub of olives, replace it with icewater,
    >and return it to the fridge.
    >
    >--Bryan


    Your GLUTTONY problem is easy to cure, Bryan. But you just won't do
    it. Just measure out what is a reasonable serving of olives, put the
    rest away and eat *only* that reasonable serving!

    Something I suppose you are incapable of doing!

    John Kuthe...

  6. #6
    Bryan Guest

    Default Re: To EVOO or Not to EVOO?

    On Mar 4, 7:14*pm, John Kuthe <JohnKu...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Sun, 4 Mar 2012 17:05:29 -0800 (PST), Bryan<bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > ...
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >All OO is nutritionally wonderful. *EV is just more flavorful. *I view
    > >EVOO as a flavorant, rather than a staple oil. *For most uses I'd far
    > >prefer the *sluttier*, extra light OO. *Lately, I have developed an
    > >olive problem. *I have to will myself to stop eating Kalamata olives.
    > >I could easily polish off a pound of them, and that's too much sodium,
    > >too many calories, and even too much carb. *The way some folks feel
    > >about potato chips, brownies or ice cream, I'm like that about ripe
    > >olives. *I really need to start rinsing them, maybe even soaking them
    > >in ice cold water to remove much of the salt. *I'm not salt-sensitive,
    > >but there are limits to how much salt is healthful, even if it's just
    > >for the kidneys. *I remember mentioning how I could polish off a whole
    > >jar of pickles, but I can easily stop with those. *Olives are
    > >addictively delicious, and fun to eat. *After I post this, I am going
    > >to drain the brine out of a tub of olives, replace it with icewater,
    > >and return it to the fridge.

    >
    > >--Bryan

    >
    > Your GLUTTONY problem is easy to cure, Bryan. But you just won't do
    > it. Just measure out what is a reasonable serving of olives, put the
    > rest away and eat *only* that reasonable serving!
    >
    > Something I suppose you are incapable of doing!


    I am capable, but just barely, and the limiting factor with olives is
    the salt. Other than that, olives would be a great choice as a staple
    food. I enjoy olives more than cashews, avocados, almonds or pecans.
    I have a container of olives that have been rinsed and are soaking in
    cold water in my fridge
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    --Bryan

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    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: To EVOO or Not to EVOO?

    On Mar 4, 11:54*am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On 4 Mar 2012 17:57:20 GMT, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    >
    > > *Big expose by some research outfit.

    >
    > UC Davis
    >
    > > It was posted and discussed here at length. *How alsmost no name brand
    > > of EVOO is free of some percentage of lesser grade OO.

    >
    > Costco's EVOO got high marks.


    I don't like the way it tastes. OTOH, DeCecco EVOO tastes good to me.

    Not liking EVOO can save you money. Mission San Jose has an olive
    festival every year, with oil and olive tastings. Their high end stuff
    mostly tasted grassy to me. Fresh lawn clippings is not the scent I
    like in my food.

  8. #8
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: To EVOO or Not to EVOO?

    spamtrap1888 wrote:
    > On Mar 4, 11:54 am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    >> On 4 Mar 2012 17:57:20 GMT, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Big expose by some research outfit.

    >> UC Davis
    >>
    >>> It was posted and discussed here at length. How alsmost no name brand
    >>> of EVOO is free of some percentage of lesser grade OO.

    >> Costco's EVOO got high marks.

    >
    > I don't like the way it tastes. OTOH, DeCecco EVOO tastes good to me.
    >
    > Not liking EVOO can save you money. Mission San Jose has an olive
    > festival every year, with oil and olive tastings. Their high end stuff
    > mostly tasted grassy to me. Fresh lawn clippings is not the scent I
    > like in my food.


    Heh. I guess you wouldn't like food coloring made from grass
    clipping then? (Of course, that was back when the grass wasn't
    full of chemicals.)

    --
    Jean B.

  9. #9
    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 5 Mar 2012 00:15:14 -0800 (PST), spamtrap1888
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mar 4, 11:54*am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > > On 4 Mar 2012 17:57:20 GMT, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > > *Big expose by some research outfit.

    > >
    > > UC Davis
    > >
    > > > It was posted and discussed here at length. *How alsmost no name brand
    > > > of EVOO is free of some percentage of lesser grade OO.

    > >
    > > Costco's EVOO got high marks.

    >
    > I don't like the way it tastes. OTOH, DeCecco EVOO tastes good to me.
    >
    > Not liking EVOO can save you money. Mission San Jose has an olive
    > festival every year, with oil and olive tastings. Their high end stuff
    > mostly tasted grassy to me. Fresh lawn clippings is not the scent I
    > like in my food.


    Different strokes. I *like* Costco EVOO. I don't like the Spanish
    EVOO from Trader Joe's. The next one I'm trying is one of the many
    Greek EVOOs found at the local Greek food purveyor's.

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  10. #10
    Doug Freyburger Guest

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    spamtrap1888 wrote:
    >
    > Not liking EVOO can save you money.


    My wife dislikes olives. If an oil has an obvious flavor of olives she
    will not like that oil. Thus she'll use light olive oils that have no
    olive flavor but her only use for EEVO is to let me use it on my food.
    Given the price difference, not liking olives saves money because of the
    price difference between light olive oil and EEVO.

  11. #11
    Doug Freyburger Guest

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    Bryan wrote:
    >
    >Lately, I have developed an
    > olive problem. I have to will myself to stop eating Kalamata olives.
    > I could easily polish off a pound of them, and that's too much sodium,
    > too many calories, and even too much carb. The way some folks feel
    > about potato chips, brownies or ice cream, I'm like that about ripe
    > olives ...


    That's me with cashews. I open a container of cashews and then it's
    empty. This might not matter when the container is tiny but it's pretty
    ridiculous when the container is large enough to make me sick. To me
    they trigger compulsive eating. My solution is to not buy any cashews.
    I can eat hazels, brasils, pecans, walnuts without that problem so I get
    those types of nuts. I've also learned that I can control my eating of
    macadamias as long as they aren't covered with chocolate.

    > I remember mentioning how I could polish off a whole
    > jar of pickles, but I can easily stop with those.


    That's the key. Foods that I can and do stop with, those are the ones I
    buy.

  12. #12
    Bryan Guest

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    On Mar 5, 2:54*pm, Doug Freyburger <dfrey...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Bryan wrote:
    >
    > >Lately, I have developed an
    > > olive problem. *I have to will myself to stop eating Kalamata olives.
    > > I could easily polish off a pound of them, and that's too much sodium,
    > > too many calories, and even too much carb. *The way some folks feel
    > > about potato chips, brownies or ice cream, I'm like that about ripe
    > > olives ...

    >
    > That's me with cashews. *I open a container of cashews and then it's
    > empty. *This might not matter when the container is tiny but it's pretty
    > ridiculous when the container is large enough to make me sick. *To me
    > they trigger compulsive eating. *My solution is to not buy any cashews.
    > I can eat hazels, brasils, pecans, walnuts without that problem so I get
    > those types of nuts. *I've also learned that I can control my eating of
    > macadamias as long as they aren't covered with chocolate.
    >
    > > I remember mentioning how I could polish off a whole
    > > jar of pickles, but I can easily stop with those.

    >
    > That's the key. *Foods that I can and do stop with, those are the ones I
    > buy.


    You have healthy tastes, Doug. Cashews are more healthful than even
    pecans or hazelnuts. I like cashews, but my "compulsive" food is ripe
    olives, and they typically have an absurd amount of salt.

    --Bryan

  13. #13
    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Re: To EVOO or Not to EVOO?

    Bryan wrote:

    >Cashews are more healthful than even pecans or hazelnuts.


    And less healthful than butter, although equivalent in calories.


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