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This is the olive oil episode. This week, I speak with David Garci-Aguirre, the master miller at Corto. This one ingredient probably touches more dishes than any other ingredient except salt. But how much do we know about it? David likes to say that it's the ingredient that farm-to-table forgot. Nobody knows where it came from, who made it, or how it got made. But on this episode, we're going to change that.
Did you know that much of the oil on the market is already rancid when you purchase it? This is one of the reasons that most extra-virgin olive oils have a low smoke point, and aren't recommended for sauteing with. But David says that fresh, high-quality olive oil is one of the most stable cooking oils there is.
Besides rancidity and oil smoke points, you'll learn how Corto grows, harvests, produces, stores and packs its oil. They have an innovative bag-in-a-box system that protects the oil, making sure that the very last drop is as fresh as the first.