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December 14, 2014
How to use olive oil

Here are a few tips on how to use this kitchen staple in your cooking. Extra-virgin olive oil is best when used in its raw form-right out of the bottle-to drizzle on salads and before serving a bowl of soup or pasta. Do not use olive oil to fry (canola and vegetable oil are best), but you can add a little olive oil to the pan for flavor. You can use olive oil for cooking and sautéing, but keep the heat fairly low. To prevent oxidation or rancidity, store olive oil in full, small bottles, tightly shut in a dark and cool place.