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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.

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    Hirscheys RE: jm Sep 21, 2005 10:44 PM

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

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      DeisCane RE: Hirscheys Sep 23, 2005 10:10 AM

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

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        Joe RE: DeisCane 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 RE: Joe Sep 24, 2005 11:16 AM

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

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            amy t. RE: DeisCane 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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      malka_101 RE: jm 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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        berel RE: malka_101 Sep 26, 2005 02:51 PM

        I think when it's cold-pressed

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          malka_101 RE: berel 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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