The Best OLIVE OILS What’s the best bottle for your money? Real Simple staffers and Nicholas Coleman, the chief olive-oil specialist at Eataly, New York City’s Italian-food mecca, sampled nearly 100 to find out.
This may explain why the brand I have was awful! The following brands which were labeled extra-virgin FAILED to meet extra-virgin olive oil standards: • Bertolli • Carapelli • Filippo Berio • Mazzola • Mezzetta • Newman’s Own • Pompeian • Rachel Ray • Safeway • Star • Whole Foods These brands DID MEET extra-virgin olive oil standards: • Corto Olive • California Olive Ranch • Kirkland Organic • Lucero (Ascolano) • McEvoy Ranch Organic
Three Olive Tapenade 1 cup kalamata olives, pitted 1 cup large green olives, pitted 1 cup California olives, pitted 1 each red bell pepper, roasted and cut into 1″ pieces (see instructions below) 4-5 cloves of garlic 1/2 oz parsley, loosely chopped 1/2 oz basil, loosely chopped 3 tsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp capers 5 Tbsp olive oil