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How Much Olive Oil Do You Use? #4083227 04/30/16 02:20 AM
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Over the years Iíve normally bought a Kroger-brand blended extra-virgin o.o. that sells for about $7 in a 25 ounce bottle and probably used 2 or 3 a year. Recently Kroger had an event featuring foods from Spain and the main attraction seemed to be one-Liter bottles of ďAloniaĒ evoo selling for $10 each. What struck me as odd is that the 2 stores near me (both serving towns with about 5,000 souls each) had each stocked at least 60 cases of the oil (720 bottles...yes I counted them). I thought thatís quite a lot considering that this area is a blend of typical Midwestern farm folk and commuting suburbanites who eat half of their meals outside the home anyway. Indeed, now that the event has ended one of the stores has dropped the price to $5 a bottle while the other hasnít (yet) and still has 40 cases to sell.

So now Iím wondering...how much olive oil do you use? And yes, I did buy one bottle at $10 but havenít tried it yet. Wondering if I should get another at $5 before itís gone. Anyone here used ďAloniaĒ?

Re: How Much Olive Oil Do You Use? [Re: GrtArtiste] #4083228 04/30/16 02:30 AM
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In Spain olive oil is nearly a fungible. I use about a bottle a year. Whatever's cheapest first pressing.


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Re: How Much Olive Oil Do You Use? [Re: GrtArtiste] #4083235 04/30/16 03:35 AM
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The best buy on olive oil is at Costco. Two liters for $17

Re: How Much Olive Oil Do You Use? [Re: GrtArtiste] #4083239 04/30/16 04:11 AM
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How much....never.

Re: How Much Olive Oil Do You Use? [Re: GrtArtiste] #4083254 04/30/16 04:46 AM
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About 1-2 liters per month. Wife's friend is an officer merchant marine and brings it as gift direct from Crete for my wife tending his small garden in his abscenses.

Re: How Much Olive Oil Do You Use? [Re: GrtArtiste] #4083255 04/30/16 04:49 AM
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Family of 4, probably 1.5-2L per annum.

Coconut, about 2lb
Butter, about 10lb
Lard/dripping/bacon grease, about half pound

if daughter is baking, then add to the above depending on recipe

Re: How Much Olive Oil Do You Use? [Re: GrtArtiste] #4083283 04/30/16 05:40 AM
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Doesn't the mob control olive oil meaning that a lot of it is actually a synthetic blend?


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Re: How Much Olive Oil Do You Use? [Re: GrtArtiste] #4083285 04/30/16 05:44 AM
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It depends upon the time of the year. I probably use a couple of 17 ounce bottles each month. I also make my own salad dressings and marinades, most of which contain extra virgin olive oil.

I usually use NuŮez de Prado when I want a somewhat brighter flavor and Academia Barilla when I want something a bit more balanced.

Since olive oil ages and can start to deteriorate once opened, I don't purchase more than we can use in a month or so.

Re: How Much Olive Oil Do You Use? [Re: Pop_Rivit] #4083306 04/30/16 06:34 AM
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Hello, I just have to guess that I (..as in "I do all the cooking") go through a 3l bottle in about a year.

I recommend transferring the opened oil into smaller bottles and keeping them in the fridge.
Food handling 101, as it were.

Re: How Much Olive Oil Do You Use? [Re: GrtArtiste] #4083318 04/30/16 07:05 AM
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2-3L a year. If I keep cooking these Spanish fried eggs that will probably go up a bit.

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Re: How Much Olive Oil Do You Use? [Re: hatt] #4083331 04/30/16 07:18 AM
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Put the bottle in the fridge, if it solidifies its not EVOO. let us know if its real or not..i might pick up a couple of bottles for $5 for lamp oil.

Last statistic i read was 69 percent of EVOO is fake/fraud.

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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Doesn't the mob control olive oil meaning that a lot of it is actually a synthetic blend?
Yeah, 5W 40 HM.

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Re: How Much Olive Oil Do You Use? [Re: GrtArtiste] #4083349 04/30/16 07:56 AM
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I use Texas Rattlesnake EVOO. A bottle gets me through about 3 months.


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Re: How Much Olive Oil Do You Use? [Re: GrtArtiste] #4083360 04/30/16 08:18 AM
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Everyone in this thread should know that 9/10 olive oil brands are fake. Other oils with flavor added and whatever.

Sounds like a joke, but the "mafia" in Italy and other places can fairly legally make money by exporting [censored] oil and selling it as expensive designer oil with a nice label.

You can find California Olive Ranch almost anywhere, that's real stuff. It's pretty good but not super amazing.

http://www.foodrenegade.com/how-tell-if-your-olive-oil-fake/ read this before you buy any more

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This study reported that the following brands failed to meet extra virgin olive oil standards: Bertolli, Carapelli, Colavita, Filippo, Berio, Mazzola, Mezzetta, Newman's Own, Safeway, Star, Whole Foods.


Note those aren't the only brands, odds are anything you find in your store other than COR is fake. There are several other good brands but I can't really list anything else, COR is the only thing I've found nationally. Do some research. Look for a harvest date. Anything with words clearly meant to entice you like the aforementioned brands probably have on the label, is probably [censored].

edit: http://lifehacker.com/the-most-and-least-fake-extra-virgin-olive-oil-brands-1460894373 also helpful

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Re: How Much Olive Oil Do You Use? [Re: Shannow] #4083365 04/30/16 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted By: Shannow
Family of 4, probably 1.5-2L per annum.

Coconut, about 2lb
Butter, about 10lb
Lard/dripping/bacon grease, about half pound

if daughter is baking, then add to the above depending on recipe


It is coconut oil mainly in coffee for me.

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