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Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil

April 27, 2015 in Guides

Hippocrates called olive oil “the great therapeutic.” Homer called it “liquid gold.” For some, that’s reason enough to slap on a high price tag and call it a day. Not at Trader Joe’s. Our buyers seek out Extra Virgin Olive Oils from experienced producers in the world’s best growing regions—Spain, Italy, Greece, California... Then our tasting panel examines them from every angle: body, fruitiness, bitterness, pungency and, of course, price. Only those that receive high marks across the board are bottled under the Trader Joe’s name and brought to you. Before we examine what’s in those bottles, let’s take a look at what it means to be Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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How To Host An Olive Oil Tasting

April 27, 2015 in How-Tos

Looking for some engaging, foodie fun? Yearning to discover the oil that sings to you? We recommend putting on a Trader Joe’s Olive Oil tasting. In fact, it’s exactly what we did to come up with the critical product details for our Guide To Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It’s delicious, educational fun that provokes taste-ful conversation. And we make the planning and assembly very low-stress with our play-by-play of How To Host an Olive Oil Tasting...

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Muhammara

April 27, 2015 in What's New

You’ll encounter a number of delectable dips when exploring Middle Eastern cuisine—hummus and baba ghanoush immediately come to mind. At the moment, a new (actually, very old) dip called Muhammara is gaining broad exposure. Once we experienced it for ourselves, we knew we had to provide our own Trader Joe’s version of this irresistible item. While hummus starts with chickpeas and baba ghanoush begins with...

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