If you cook at home at all, you’ve probably come across and used cooking oils at some point. There are dozens upon dozens of types and varieties out there nowadays, each with its own tastes and benefits. Olive oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil, almond oil, canola oil, peanut oil– the list goes on and on.
Olive oil is often heralded as the Holy Grail of cooking oils. It’s tasty, it’s healthy, and it’s versatile. You can drizzle it over bread or toast, use it to fry eggs or roast vegetables on your stovetop, mix it with other ingredients to create a tasty salad dressing or marinade, stir it into cooked pasta in lieu of butter– the possibilities are nearly endless.