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We Ask Silent Mike's Mom....Is Olive Oil the Best Oil?

Mike’s mom, Maria Farr, is a certified olive oil judge and sensory panelist. With all the recent focus on fats in our diets, we decided to bring her on to help educate us – and you – on a particularly tasty fat.

Our questions went something like this:

What does “extra virgin” even mean? (It’s not “first pressing.”)
Is olive oil better than other oils?
What’s up with flavored oils?
How can you tell if an oil is good…or bad.
Is it better to buy oil locally (if you can)?
Our ideas start at about 10:23.

Maria starts dropping knowledge starting at around 22:38.

Huge thanks to Maria for being our expert. You can find her on Instagram: @therenaissancekitchen and her blog at therenaissancekitchen.com

Hosted by Mike Farr (@silentmikke) and Jim McDonald (@thejimmcd).

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