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Your cookbook inventory is not complete without a volume or two from best-selling cookbook author and food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins. For the olive oil fan, her new book, Virgin Territory, is essential. Part olive oil primer and part olive oil recipe goldmine, Jenkins’s guide to all things EVOO will revolutionize the way you make healthy substitutions. Forgo the butter in this steak recipe and watch the magic happen. 

Another in the great American repertoire of standard, favorite, traditional dishes that benefit greatly when you substitute olive oil for the more common butter. For the fresh chile peppers, use whatever is available and suits your taste. Some people like very hot chiles, while others prefer the milder, warm flavor of Anaheims or poblanos.

Reprinted with permission from Virgin Territory