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(SFGate)   Olive oil sold as "extra virgin" often is merely "virgin." Well, yeah, if you want get anal about it   (sfgate.com) divider line 148
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2010-07-15 06:28:51 PM
I love that Costco's house brand was actually extra virgin, while other "better" brands were not.
 
2010-07-15 06:32:15 PM
Are Extra virgins the ones that don't even know what a handy is?
 
2010-07-15 06:32:22 PM
Isn't it re-virginated.
 
2010-07-15 06:40:04 PM
if you want get anal about it

TFA: The results? Sixty nine

That too.
 
2010-07-15 06:42:13 PM
I run mine through a Brita filter to be sure.
 
2010-07-15 07:25:16 PM
i34.tinypic.com
Runnin' 'round behinds me back, ares ya?
 
2010-07-15 08:07:13 PM
So it's technical-virgin olive oil?
 
2010-07-15 08:29:19 PM
Bravo, submitter. Bravo.
 
2010-07-15 08:55:17 PM
*golf clap*
 
2010-07-15 08:56:01 PM
Since subby pretty much nailed the joke end of the subject, it's time to get serious.

What actually makes olive oil virgin? Or extra-virgin? I never got that...
 
2010-07-15 08:57:19 PM
Har har, submitter.
 
2010-07-15 08:57:48 PM
Telos: What actually makes olive oil virgin? Or extra-virgin? I never got that...

Ugly olives.
 
2010-07-15 08:58:03 PM
Sometimes you don't really need extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) for what you're making. A pasta sauce, for example, can typically get by with a cheaper virgin or slut olive oil. It's really only when you'll be eating the oil uncooked like in a salad dressing or as a bread dip that the EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) is necessary.

Save some money, buy a bottle of Bertolli and a jug of the cheaper stuff. That should last you quite a while and save you money if you use a lot of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).
 
2010-07-15 09:00:01 PM
If it's even real olive oil to begin with.
 
2010-07-15 09:01:35 PM
Congrats subby,,,this is a shoe in for headline of the week list.
 
2010-07-15 09:01:35 PM
Those olives lied to me!
 
2010-07-15 09:02:21 PM
towatchoverme: Telos: What actually makes olive oil virgin? Or extra-virgin? I never got that...

Ugly olives.


and the Extra-Virgin are the ugly ones with warcraft accounts.
 
2010-07-15 09:02:55 PM
www.spaceg.com

+1 internets to Subby
 
2010-07-15 09:03:14 PM
A penetrating article about how businesses try to slip something by the trusting consumer? Nonsense.

/ear sex
 
2010-07-15 09:03:42 PM
Gee what a surprise.

Any advertising claim that is impossible to prove or disprove will be a lie.
 
2010-07-15 09:04:23 PM
innuendo. good job.
 
2010-07-15 09:04:32 PM
I just go down to Pennsylvania Macaroni Company, in the Strip District, and buy the good stuff, on draft, at 11.99 for 50oz, which I mix 50/50 between the Italian and the Spanish. Can't beat it for flavor, quality, freshness, etc...and at those prices, I use it for just about everything.
 
2010-07-15 09:05:29 PM
Do they make extra-slutty olive oil?

Make the food cook up hot, go down quick, cheap and easy?
 
2010-07-15 09:05:48 PM
+1

HOY candidate.
 
2010-07-15 09:05:51 PM
Telos: What actually makes olive oil virgin? Or extra-virgin? I never got that...

I thought it has to do with only using a mechanical press to extract the oil, but wikipedia states that it also has to do with the properties of the oil (acidity, etc.).
 
2010-07-15 09:07:45 PM
Well done, subby. Well done, indeed!

I snorted rum-and-coke out my nose when I read that. And, no - it doesn't matter what kind of coke it was.. coke should never be blown out one's nose..

/ +1 intartubes
 
2010-07-15 09:10:00 PM
Telos: What actually makes olive oil virgin? Or extra-virgin?

It's the container. Regular oils can be found in glass bottles and tins. Extra-virgin is the only acceptable oil for douchebags.
 
2010-07-15 09:13:38 PM
Does this mean that yuppies will stop calling it "EVOO"?

Just say "Olive oil", dammit! It's the same number of syllables!

/damn you Rachel Ray
 
2010-07-15 09:13:50 PM
we need to stop our dependence on olive oils...
 
2010-07-15 09:14:04 PM
towatchoverme: Telos: What actually makes olive oil virgin? Or extra-virgin? I never got that...

Ugly olives.


I don't know why but that made me farking laugh hard.
 
2010-07-15 09:14:06 PM
I applaud you subby.
 
2010-07-15 09:14:59 PM
+++++1 Subby
 
2010-07-15 09:15:19 PM
Technically, I love this headline.
 
2010-07-15 09:17:26 PM
dumpstertize: quick, cheap and easy?

That would be puttanesca.
 
2010-07-15 09:17:26 PM
Quantum Apostrophe: If it's even real olive oil to begin with.


This.

It makes soapmakers very angry. After paying good money for olive oil, sometimes you wind up throwing away whole batches of squishy useless spoiled stuff when it turns out your olive oil was actually mostly canola or some shiat.



Telos: What actually makes olive oil virgin? Or extra-virgin? I never got that...


From what I've read Extra Virgin has to come from the first cold pressing - no heat or solvents used - *and* pass a taste test.
 
2010-07-15 09:17:29 PM
Either way, it ain't virgin once I'm done with it.
 
2010-07-15 09:17:34 PM
A really great headline if you know southern baptist girls
 
2010-07-15 09:18:14 PM
@SarahPalin: I told you libs we should drill here drill now for our olive oil, which is born again virgin
 
2010-07-15 09:19:20 PM
Virgin olive oil come just by pressing against the fruit. Extra-virgin oil is virgin olive oil with less flavor. There are people who prefer this, but if you want a full-flavored oil, the extra is a bad sign. Just like maple syrup: Grade B > Grade A.

JSieverts: I just go down to Pennsylvania Macaroni Company, in the Strip District, and buy the good stuff, on draft, at 11.99 for 50oz, which I mix 50/50 between the Italian and the Spanish. Can't beat it for flavor, quality, freshness, etc...and at those prices, I use it for just about everything.

THIS.
 
2010-07-15 09:19:50 PM
BadAnalogyGuy: Sometimes you don't really need extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) for what you're making. A pasta sauce, for example, can typically get by with a cheaper virgin or slut olive oil. It's really only when you'll be eating the oil uncooked like in a salad dressing or as a bread dip that the EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) is necessary.

Save some money, buy a bottle of Bertolli and a jug of the cheaper stuff. That should last you quite a while and save you money if you use a lot of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).


Interestingly, the Cosco store brand (Kirkland) comes in jugs, and is cheap, but is extra-virgin. The Bertolli comes in more expensive bottles and is just virgin oil. So, the stuff I've been cooking with is actually better for salad and bread-dipping than the "fancy" brands. I can't say I am terribly surprised; I have always been impressed by the taste of the Kirkland oil.

But yeah, I see your point. You don't need extra-virgin for a lot of cooking.
 
2010-07-15 09:20:29 PM
Costco, biatches.
 
2010-07-15 09:20:54 PM
jingks: Telos: What actually makes olive oil virgin? Or extra-virgin? I never got that...

I thought it has to do with only using a mechanical press to extract the oil, but wikipedia states that it also has to do with the properties of the oil (acidity, etc.).


They also cold-press the oil a few more times, to establish the extra virgin label.
 
2010-07-15 09:25:13 PM
Ironclad2: Does this mean that yuppies will stop calling it "EVOO"?

Just say "Olive oil", dammit! It's the same number of syllables!


Math Fail

2 not = 3

Possible enunciation fail instead/as well.
 
2010-07-15 09:26:15 PM
Yea subby!
 
2010-07-15 09:30:17 PM
FTA: Researchers bought 14 import brands and five California brands
...
Sixty nine percent of the foreign brands and 10% of the California oils failed

So half of one of the Californian brands failed?
 
2010-07-15 09:30:20 PM
dumpstergirl: BadAnalogyGuy: Sometimes you don't really need extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) for what you're making. A pasta sauce, for example, can typically get by with a cheaper virgin or slut olive oil. It's really only when you'll be eating the oil uncooked like in a salad dressing or as a bread dip that the EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) is necessary.

Save some money, buy a bottle of Bertolli and a jug of the cheaper stuff. That should last you quite a while and save you money if you use a lot of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).

Interestingly, the Cosco store brand (Kirkland) comes in jugs, and is cheap, but is extra-virgin. The Bertolli comes in more expensive bottles and is just virgin oil. So, the stuff I've been cooking with is actually better for salad and bread-dipping than the "fancy" brands. I can't say I am terribly surprised; I have always been impressed by the taste of the Kirkland oil.

But yeah, I see your point. You don't need extra-virgin for a lot of cooking.


Olive seasons are very short wherever in the world they may be harvested. This leaves only a small window to get fresh oil. The stuff you by off the supermarket shelf is old and stale. If you can get your hands on some REAL fresh stuff, you will be amazed by the difference. Most people don't like the good quality fresh stuff because of the real taste.
 
2010-07-15 09:30:26 PM
BadAnalogyGuy: Sometimes you don't really need extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) for what you're making. A pasta sauce, for example, can typically get by with a cheaper virgin or slut olive oil. It's really only when you'll be eating the oil uncooked like in a salad dressing or as a bread dip that the EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) is necessary.

Save some money, buy a bottle of Bertolli and a jug of the cheaper stuff. That should last you quite a while and save you money if you use a lot of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).


I don't think that EVOO extra virgin olive oil is supposed to be "better" than regular olive oil; they're two different things that are appropriate for different uses.
 
2010-07-15 09:30:37 PM
I thought extra virgin was when she brought a friend?
 
2010-07-15 09:31:06 PM
aim57: Ironclad2: Does this mean that yuppies will stop calling it "EVOO"?

Just say "Olive oil", dammit! It's the same number of syllables!


Math Fail

2 not = 3

Possible enunciation fail instead/as well.


I'm thinking they were going for "Eee Vee Oh Oh" vs "Ah-live oi-uhl".

But enjoy your pedantry.
 
2010-07-15 09:31:53 PM
Wow. Two "anal" & "oil" greens in one day.
+1
 
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