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Excellent quality oils?

  1. Apr 16, 2008 #1

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    Best quality oils

    I know extra virgin olive oils are one of the best. What other oils are of that quality and not needing to be cooked?
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2008 #2
    Sunflower oil and sesame oil, are good to use cold, I perfer the taste over olive oil in many dishes.

    I use peanut oil when I half to fry something very hot and fast. It makes potatos, fried chicken and breads really tastie.
     
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  4. Apr 16, 2008 #3

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    If you are in the US, you have to look for "first cold pressed" on your olive oil. Certain rules allow the label to read "extra virgin" even when it is not exactly that. Sneaky b*st*rds.

    I think Hypatia covered the rest of the subject right there. It pays to get up oily in the morning, I guess.

    Wait, wait...don't read that!
     
  5. Apr 16, 2008 #4
    I usually use Quaker State 10w-40, but I'm thinking about going synthetic.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2008 #5
    Synthetic often leaves a nasty after-taste, you'll be burping that stuff up for hours.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2008 #6

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    How are you feeling hypatia?
     
  8. Apr 16, 2008 #7
    Well I must be feeling better, because I'm wanting to do something other then nap. It looks beautiful out there>>>>{points to window}
     
  9. Apr 16, 2008 #8
    I like using Grumbacher
     
  10. Apr 17, 2008 #9

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    First cold-press rapeseed oil is very good too.
     
  11. Apr 18, 2008 #10

    tgt

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    Extra virgin olive oil is one oil I know is of very high quality. Any others? I am looking for one that can be mixed with food without any cooking.

    While on the topic, what are the best cooking oils?
     
  12. Apr 18, 2008 #11

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    Try

    http://www.vinaigretterecipe.com/

    Very easy to make, just mixing some balsamic vinegar and olive oil make a good dressing.
     
  13. Apr 18, 2008 #12

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    Merged with previous thread on same topic.

    By the way, just because it's extra virgin olive oil doesn't mean it's of high quality. Some brands are much better quality than others. But a lot of that depends on personal taste preferences more than that there's a particularly good or bad brand (though, hint, the stuff sold in gallon cans in the grocery store are not usually the best flavored oils).
     
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  14. Apr 18, 2008 #13

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    Corn oil, "vegetable oil" or what we used to call "salad oil" are all fine for raw foods. Any oil fit for human consumption can be used without cooking, it's just a matter of taste. I'm not aware of any edible oils that need to be cooked.
     
  15. Apr 18, 2008 #14

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    Yes, if that's what the question really meant, then all edible oils are okay to eat without cooking. I assumed tgt was inquiring about ones with more flavor or that are not particularly good for cooking but are good for things like dressings.

    I love sesame oil, both for cooking and as a dressing, but the best sesame oils I've gotten have been from Chinese markets or international groceries, not the ones sold in the regular grocery store...they're okay, but don't have the same full flavor as the ones that have labels written in Chinese characters. :biggrin: I've been nursing a bottle I got when I was in Cincinnati that's the same brand as my Chinese neighbor in NJ bought for me in China Town NYC and assured me was the best for Chinese cooking (I really miss that neighbor). Alas, it's running low and I'm going to have to go hunting for a replacement. It might be worth the drive to Cincinnati just to go to the international market where I got it.
     
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