Olive Oil – the “Liquid Gold”
The origin of olive oil is found in the rich history of the Mediterranean. The ancient poet Homer is said to have referred to olive oil as “liquid gold.” Valued for over 5000 years, this juice pressed from the fruit of the olive tree is full of vitamins E and K, and cultures that cook with this oil have lower incidences of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Olive oil is much like wine; the different oils have various flavor nuances depending on the region they are from, and when and how they have been “pressed”.
For example, a dark green cold-pressed virgin olive oil is oil that is made directly from freshly harvested fruit using a heat-free process. Oils made this way are considered the best for dipping, drizzling on salads and in general, subjecting to low heat cooking so as not to change its delicate, fruity flavor.
A less expensive oil that is best for frying is one that is usually yellow in color and made from the used skins of first pressed olives.
Our Hand Picked Variety Makes Shopping Easy!
The Blue Mountain Bistro Gourmet Food Store has a wide selection of this golden delight. These oils are the foundation of our cuisine and everything we prepare is infused with its health-giving properties and delicious flavor. You’ll want to pick up a bottle (or two or three) for all of your culinary needs! For wonderful salad creations, you can easily pair your oil purchase with one of our choice vinegars.
We sell the olive oils that we love and use in our cooking here in the store - every day!
Olive Oils we like to keep on hand:
- Bel Aria