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Re: Vegetable Oil vs. Olive Oil
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2017, 03:29:03 PM »
I've learned a lot about olive oil on this website:
http://www.truthinoliveoil.com/

in particular, I've found their buying guide useful:
http://www.truthinoliveoil.com/great-oil/how-to-buy-great-olive-oil/

Over the last three months, we've tried:
trader joes kalamata olive oil - http://www.truthinoliveoil.com/2013/08/trader-joes-extravirgins-and-floozies
Bariani Fall Harvest California Extra Virgin Olive
california olive ranch
stew leonards (small chain, of local, upscale grocery stores)

we like bariani the most followed closely  by tj's and california olive ranch.

ryan, berio doesn't seem like the most transparent company:
https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/open-lawsuit-settlements/499494-filippo-berio-olive-oil-class-action-settlement/

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Re: Vegetable Oil vs. Olive Oil
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2017, 11:44:17 AM »
I like a nice light organic olive oil in my uncooked sauce, but for my dough any old oil will do  :P

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Re: Vegetable Oil vs. Olive Oil
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2017, 03:28:36 PM »
FWIW, I've always had a 'thing' against the taste of canola and veg oil. I could never put my finger on it, a je ne sais quoi...

A couple years ago I toured the Herr's Potato Chip factory and they discussed the oils they used. They talked about their blend of corn/cottonseed oils because canola and veg oils have a 'fishiness' to them. Yes! That's what it is (to me). Now I taste it everywhere, mayo, cheap vinaigrettes, etc. I have completely switched our house to using extra light olive oil as our main oil. I love Partanna Sicilian EVOO as a finishing oil, and I have a few special use oils, like sesame for Asian recipes, peanut for frying, coconut for shortening (sometimes lard or schmaltz), and grape seed for cosmetics. And of course, all hail butter!
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Re: Vegetable Oil vs. Olive Oil
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2017, 10:28:22 PM »
FWIW, I've always had a 'thing' against the taste of canola and veg oil. I could never put my finger on it, a je ne sais quoi...

A couple years ago I toured the Herr's Potato Chip factory and they discussed the oils they used. They talked about their blend of corn/cottonseed oils because canola and veg oils have a 'fishiness' to them. Yes! That's what it is (to me).  . . .

Same here.  I use peanut oil.

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Re: Vegetable Oil vs. Olive Oil
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2017, 02:55:21 PM »
FWIW, I've always had a 'thing' against the taste of canola and veg oil. I could never put my finger on it, a je ne sais quoi...

A couple years ago I toured the Herr's Potato Chip factory and they discussed the oils they used. They talked about their blend of corn/cottonseed oils because canola and veg oils have a 'fishiness' to them. Yes! That's what it is (to me). Now I taste it everywhere, mayo, cheap vinaigrettes, etc. I have completely switched our house to using extra light olive oil as our main oil. I love Partanna Sicilian EVOO as a finishing oil, and I have a few special use oils, like sesame for Asian recipes, peanut for frying, coconut for shortening (sometimes lard or schmaltz), and grape seed for cosmetics. And of course, all hail butter!

Same exact experience.  I made some hamburger buns using vegetable oil and I thought they smelled fishy literally.  Ruined my sandwich.  I threw them in the trash along with the jug of vegetable oil.

I use kirkland EVOO, and cheap brand peanut/corn oil and enjoy the flavor and aroma of all three.

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Re: Vegetable Oil vs. Olive Oil
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2017, 12:02:01 AM »
I've been using (Walmart) corn oil in all my baking for about 8 years now.
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Re: Vegetable Oil vs. Olive Oil
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2017, 02:45:54 AM »
I've been using (Walmart) corn oil in all my baking for about 8 years now.

That's actually not a bad idea.

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Re: Vegetable Oil vs. Olive Oil
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2017, 07:32:22 AM »
Same exact experience.  I made some hamburger buns using vegetable oil and I thought they smelled fishy literally.  Ruined my sandwich.  I threw them in the trash along with the jug of vegetable oil.

I use kirkland EVOO, and cheap brand peanut/corn oil and enjoy the flavor and aroma of all three.

I use half butter and half vegetable oil in my buns but I have not noticed that smell. 

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Re: Vegetable Oil vs. Olive Oil
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2017, 12:38:40 AM »
I remember seeing something about canola oil (especially in cast iron) reacting to give that fishy smell. I think it's pretty specifically a canola thing (most "vegetable" oil is soybean oil, and searching for "soybean oil fishy" mostly returns canola complaints).
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