May 31, 2011 8:58 AM
Today's lesson: olive oil. Yes, pretty herb arrangements in a clear oilve oil bottle are pretty, but sun exposure can actually cause olive oil to go rancid. The best way to store olive oil is sealed tight in dark pantries, away from degrading sun light. Or, hey, buy a pretty tin bottle. No light's getting through metal, yo.
Voila, the Zoe Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($21 / two pack) is a major steal. Top chefs love it, and it's been awarded "Best Choice" by the NY Times. It's Spanish (sexy) and has a balanced flavor profile of delicate fruit, luscious butter, and a hint of pepper. Yum.