its 2015 why do people still lie to themselves and say olive oil tastes nice in cooking
>I do not like something so everyone is pretending to like it!
I bet you use word 'hipster' irl.
I bought that stuff in a moment of desperation while living in flyover land. There's not much else available there
I'm almost certain it's machine oil dyed to resemble olive oil. In any case it's not fit for human consumption. I don't know how they get away with it.
Extra virgin just has a lower smoke point and strong flavour which lends itself to being the star of the dish. Like salad dressing or as a sauce base. You can cook with it at low temperatures, but it loses its flavour quickly and is usually overpowered by what you're cooking.
Regular olive oils are better for cooking at moderate temperatures due to a higher smoke point and tend to give body to a dish without contrasting too heavily.
Light olive oil has no olive taste but is also gold for moderate temperatures.
People look for extra virgin because it has a better nutritional profile and because they're plebs who just think it's the go-to and don't know when too use different types.
But it's not hard and fast. Being extra virgin doesn't make it the best. That's like saying red wine is the best wine. Yet it could be processed, expressed, stored in completely different ways. The olives could be shit, from shit farms with shit soil and shit storage facilities and heat pressed and shit genetic strains that express shit flavour.
fuck off back to your containment board you dull eyed dropkick
>want to buy normal olive oil
>supermarkets only have extra virgin
American made stuff is, supposedly, less likely to be counterfeit.
Would you recommend extra virgin or regular for that garlic spaghetti with the funny name I'm not going to look up right now? Spaghetti agliollieollieoxenfree or something. I haven't noticed a difference, but I also messed up a little the second time I made it.
>not buying your olive oil directly from small manufacturers
>having to buy shit oil from supermarkets
This is why Americans and non-Mediterranean countries don't know how good and beneficial olive oil is. I'm sorry.
Also this >>7035168
'California olive ranch' extra virgin is quite mild. My dad actually threw it out after tasting it once because it didn't have the fruity flavor of the Spanish olive oil he was used to. I am quite fond of it as a general purpose oil.
You do have to do some research to make sure you are buying the real thing. But it's widely known about now and it's easy to find real olive oil brands with a quick google search