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Bariani California Olive Oil

frankiii Jul 26, 2006 01:12 AM

I ordered a bottle of this the other day and now that it has come in, i have mixed feelings. Maybe my palate is not developed enough but it seems a bit "vegetable". As in, it does not have the typical characteristic of the olive oil i am used too. It is neither robust or refined. Maybe, it is that it is unfiltered. I am not saying that i dont like but i am just not used it. Anyone have thoughts or experiences?

  1. Morton the Mousse Jul 27, 2006 06:16 PM

    Are you using their regular oil or the October harvest? I'm really fond of the October harvest but it is definitely more bitter than most olive oil. When I make pesto with it I usually cut it with a weaker oil so it doesn't overwhelm the flavor. But when used sparingly it is fantastic. They also make an excelletn balsamic.

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      MaryMo Jul 26, 2006 11:12 PM

      I've been buying this olive oil for a few years at the farmer's markets in San Francisco and I love it. It definitely is different than most olive oils I've had. What appeals to me is the olive "essence" that remains in the oil.

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      1. re: MaryMo
        frankiii Jul 27, 2006 06:11 PM

        it realy is unlike any olove oil i have had before but i cant say that i like that about it. I think i have to try it in a few other things. Used it to make pesto on tuesday night and the mildness of it took something away from the dish, or maybe it was just different i need to give it another shot.

      2. pikawicca Jul 26, 2006 01:16 PM

        I"ve had plenty of unfiltered olive oils that had outstanding olive oil character. I'm unfamiliar with Bariani, but I currently have an open bottle of Storm Olive Ranch oil (Napa valley) that I'm savoring -- it's really good.

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        1. re: pikawicca
          frankiii Jul 26, 2006 08:59 PM

          i'll have to check that out. I like unfiltered olive oils, sometimes i prefer them. But this oil is not typical of the other unfiltered oils i have had

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