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Quality Kosher Olive Oil

jm Sep 20, 2005 06:35 PM

Can anyone reccomend a high quality kosher olive oil, just not happy with the heavier brands you find on the shelves.

  1. m
    malka_101 Sep 25, 2005 12:18 PM

    I've been told that all Extra Virgin Olive Oil is kosher, with or without a hechsher. So that should give you plenty of choices.

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    1. re: malka_101
      berel Sep 26, 2005 02:51 PM

      I think when it's cold-pressed

      1. re: berel
        malka_101 Sep 26, 2005 04:07 PM

        I think extra-virgin is, by definition, the first cold pressing.

        I've always liked Colavita (which is ou-certified and reasonably priced). If you're looking for something more exotic, I remember reading in the NY Times a few months ago about new olive oils from different regions; the article discusses the flavor characteristics of the oils. See link below, and happy hunting!

        Link: http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstrac...

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      Hirscheys Sep 21, 2005 10:44 PM

      Bertollis make a light extra virgin olive oil that is OU and very good.

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      1. re: Hirscheys
        DeisCane Sep 23, 2005 10:10 AM

        Yeah, for cooking, it's great, but it's not for dressings, etc.

        1. re: DeisCane
          Joe Sep 23, 2005 12:32 PM

          In NYC, Fairway's brand is great (top ranked by NYT) and a bargin (OU too).

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            DeisCane Sep 24, 2005 11:16 AM

            Fairway's is the only kind I buy when shopping.

            1. re: DeisCane
              amy t. Sep 26, 2005 09:36 PM

              Colavita...if it's good enough for Lidia Bastianich, it's good enough for me!

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