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Cooking with Olive Oil

Cooking with Olive Oil
A cornerstone of Mediterranean cuisine for centuries, olive oil imbues even the simplest of dishes with distinctive character. It's ideal for cooking and marinating, and can be drizzled over meats, seafood and vegetables just before serving to impart an extra burst of flavor. Here we showcase olive oil in a variety of Mediterranean-inspired recipes, from bruschetta with white beans to fish with olive and pine nuts. We even blend olive oil into Italian-style gelato, where it lends a buttery richness and intriguing taste.

When selecting an oil for cooking, match the attributes of the oil to the character of the dish. Generally, more robust oils are ideal for heartier fare, while delicate oils enhance mild foods, such as fish.