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Oil and Vinegar Resources

Learn all there is to know about oil and vinegar with Gourmet Food Store’s definitive guide and encyclopedia. Discover the different types of balsamico, what is authentic aceto balsamico from Italy, and what exactly is vinegar. Plus, olive oil nutrition, what is extra virgin olive oil and how it is made, how to pick the best one, health benefits and much more.
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There is nothing more simple: extra virgin olive oil is simply the juice of pressed olives. Unlike other “refined” oils, like canola, extra virgin olive oil does not undergo any indust...
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The world of olive oil is a serious one (really, there's even an olive oil mafia!). In Italy particularly, the kingdom of fine extra virgin olive oils, there are tasting schools that produce oleol...
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At Gourmet Food Store we concentrate mostly on the sensory aspects of food: how it tastes, of course, but also how it feels and looks. We love food because it tastes amazing, but we can't forget th...
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Olive oil is what’s known as a “superfood”: a nutritional powerhouse, a food that’s packed with health benefits, filled with nutrients and antioxidants. It’s the high ...
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Extra virgin olive oil is made by crushing fresh olives by mechanical means and extracting the juice. The olives must be fresh, from the current harvest, and those olives must be ripe and in good c...
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Vinegar has become so ubiquitous and essential in our lives, from eating to cleaning to detoxing to stain remover, that it's surprising that when asked, very few of us can answer the basic question...
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Dark and intensely flavored Balsamic Vinegar is one of the oldest and most prized condiments in Italy and around the world. Complex, concentrated, thick and syrupy, a fine balsamic can have a trans...
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The balsamic consortium controls the production of the best authentic traditional balsamic vinegar very tightly. Other balsamics that fall outside the tradizionale category are less supervised, and...
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