Have you ever researched something and ended up with more information than you wanted ?

I was browsing a recipe that called for 2 tablespoons of EVOO. I had not heard of this before, and thought it might be an oriental spice.

When I researched this, I realized that EVOO stands for extra virgin olive oil, a staple in my kitchen.

Acronyms can be confusing sometimes (LOL).

As I researched further, I learned that for many years, EVOO has been subject to food fraud, since unscrupulous merchants have mixed less expensive oils such as corn oil together with olive oil, and have sold the oil as EVOO.

Italian crime organizations have been involved, and charged, in recent years, with marketing EVOO that has been tampered with.

As I read further, I learned that the European olive oil market has lost billions of dollars in recent years because olive trees have been killed due to a plant disease called Xylella fastitiosa.

This plant plague is also threatening olive trees in other European countries.

Olive oil is often mentioned in the Bible, and its health benefits are well-documented.

I had new respect for my bottle of olive oil after reading all this, and it helped me once again not to take any food for granted.

I may start using olive oil from California.

After all this research, knew I needed to relax.

I am going to make that recipe I was browsing, that calls for EVOO.

Photo by Sally

(EVOO should be stored away from sunlight)

32 thoughts on “EVOO ?

  1. I LOVE olive oil, and I use a brand strongly recommended to me by a friend. When she was raving about it, I was rolling my eyes ( on the inside πŸ˜‰) but when I tried it, I loved it, and haven’t bought any other brand since. One of the features is it’s having two dates on the bottle – when it was harvested and when it was bottled. (I have since forgotten why that was important. πŸ™„) #notagourmetchef

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  2. I remember the first time I found out what EVOO meant, I was looking at a menu in a nice restaurant. I looked up at the waitress puzzled and asked, “what is EVOO?” And She explained that it was extra virgin olive oil. Yes, the more cheap brands are probably a case of getting what you pay for. I do know there are some more brands out there that are more expensive and can be researched for their authenticity and quality. I tend to grab what I see in the store that’s not too expensive and marked organic, but it definitely is worth looking further into to get the best quality.
    Thank you. 😊

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  3. πŸ’œ Having worked in Technology I AM No Stranger to MLAs (Multi Letter Acronyms) like “EVOO” EveryOne; it’s My Guess that We ARE a LL (Little Lazy) when it comes to words, why use several words when one word will do if We CBB (Can Be Bothered) to Research or, more likely CBF πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜…πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜€πŸ™‚


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  4. πŸ’œ These Days We Say “L8er”, “Luv U” “C U N Tuesday” et al; some of Us Still Speak Language but I Guess The Only Constant is Change


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  5. I have a friend in Puglia where the Olives are damaged. EVOO in my kitchen comes from there but for how long? Such a fragile planet right now. I love your take on things and the engaging way you write. Geoffrey

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    1. Hi Geoffrey – Yes, indeed the planet is fragile now. I was reading that the olive trees in Puglia have been affected. Thanks so much for your comment. βš˜πŸ€—


  6. Yes, that happens to me all the time. Fortunately, I don’t particularly mind, since information is typically very interesting and can always be useful (I seriously will never need to use the fact that dogs can incite cattle to attack you for anything important, but oh well).

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    1. Hahaha… I didn’t know that….but I agree, information can be very useful, and I have been interested in acquiring information all my life.
      Thanks for your comment. I am smiling now. πŸ€—βš˜

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