olive oil

We Fell Hard For Max Sussman's Lentil-Pistachio Hummus Recipe

A NYC chef re-imagines the Middle Eastern spread
Apr 16, 2014 3:00 pm

When former Roberta’s cook vet and prolific cookbook writer Max Sussman took over as chef at The Cleveland, we were interested. But when we recently visited the Soho restaurant for brunch, trying this lentil-pistachio dip, we were locked as fans. The hummus is both rich and bright and works really well when spread on salty pumpernickel chips. The recipe, after the jump.

Why The Naked Aussie Stuck In A Washing Machine Taught Us A Lesson

Cooking oils aren't just for cooking anymore
Jan 7, 2014 10:30 am

Well it's only January 7 and we've already got our quote of the year. The big story on the Internet today will undoubtedly be the polar vortex guy who decided to strip naked and see if he could fit in his washing machine. When he got stuck, he called friends and then authorities, who loaded him up with olive oil, tipped the machine on its side and freed him.

Genius! We Approve! An Olive Oil Roller Engineered For Bread.

Why didn't someone think of this sooner?
Dec 3, 2013 11:00 am

The Oil-On roll-on olive oil dispenser is one of those kitchen basics you never knew you needed — but once you have it, you probably couldn't go a day without putting it to use. Details on this device that could eliminate the need for messy dipping, right this way.

25 Recipes For The Best Olive Oil You Can Find

It's time to use that fancy finishing olive oil
Sep 30, 2013 3:00 pm

So you have some really nice olive oil you don't know how to use to its fullest potention or you just feel like keeping it on the lighter side tonight. Trade in deep-frying for healthy sautéeing and drizzling with one of the most important ingredients in your pantry. These olive oil-friendly recipes are heavy on the fish, pasta, vegetable dishes and salads — where beautiful olive oil does its best work.

Olive Oil-Poached Tuna Provençal Recipe

Moist, decadent tuna makes a fresh, light fish dish
Aug 1, 2013 4:00 pm

Some of our favorite cookbooks comes from the great minds at the Culinary Institute of America. Their new book, Mediterranean Cooking, is no exception. Take a break from the grill when it comes to tuna and poach in olive oil for an incredibly moist, flavorful and healthy addition to salads.

Can You Fry Stuff In Olive Oil?

Can heart-healthy and fried possibly co-exist?
Jul 26, 2013 11:01 am

Olive oil is a staple of the Mediterranean diet, which along with tasting awesome, has long been touted for its heart-healthy benefits. But what happens when you want to add some deep-fried anchovies to your caprese sandwhich? You should do that, by the way. Does the wicked act of frying undo olive oil's extra-virgin status?

What Is A Smoke Point?

Some cooking oils just can't take the heat
Jan 30, 2013 2:32 pm

When a recipe calls for safflower, soybean or peanut oil, it's not just trying to make you feel inadequate about the cooking oils readily available in your kitchen — and no, you can't substitute olive oil. We're pretty sure you're going to anyway — hey, we learn better from mistakes too — but you should know that the smoke points of olive and safflower oil are very different, which might account for the smoke slowly filling up your kitchen. Get our point? 

How Do You Cook With Truffle Oil?

The answer will probably hurt your wallet
Dec 24, 2012 2:31 pm

After your dish is finished cooking, i.e. off the heat, out of the oven never to return, nowhere near the broiler, toss or drizzle it with a small amount of truffle oil — we're talking a teaspoon or less for two servings — and eat it ASAP. Here's why. 

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