Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2014
High-quality extra virgin olive oil producer Bellucci Premium comments on an article published by The Daily Meal that discusses why olive oil is Iron Chef co-host Cat Cora’s favorite ingredient.
In an article published by The Daily Meal on January 10th titled “Why Cat Cora Loves Olive Oil,” professional chef and television’s Iron Chef co-host Cat Cora explains why olive oil is her favorite ingredient to use in cooking. Cora says, “Olive oil has a premium flavor unlike any other oil and more complexity.” “Nutty, herbaceous, and earthy” are qualities Cora attributes to high-quality olive oils.
When asked what her favorite use for olive oil was, Cora responded, “I love to take great extra-virgin olive oil and use it to finish dishes like salads, fish, and grilled artichokes. Extra-virgin olive oil has the highest smoking point of any oil, so it's great to use it in cooking, but to get the most benefit also drizzle a little over the food right before serving.”Extra virgin olive oil is not only renowned for its flavor contributions to meals, but also for its health benefits. Cora says, “The best way is to use it without heating it for maximum benefit. But if you do use it in cooking, then drizzle some fresh over the foods after to get the most benefit.”
Natalie Sexenian, the marketing manager for Tuscan olive oil producer Bellucci Premium, says, “A good way to get more vegetables into you and your family’s diet, especially if you have picky eaters, is to roast them with olive oil. Olive oil adds flavor, healthy fats, antioxidants, and is a quick and easy side dish to any meal.” Sexenian says, “Try making your own dressing with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.”
Bellucci offers three different types of oil, including an organic option, with a mild peppery flavor and fruity undertones that will satisfy any palate. Bellucci Premium Toscano extra virgin olive oil uses olives that are grown on the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, and maintained by 3rd and 4th generation farmers. The third type of oil Bellucci produces is the finest 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil, grown in many different regions of Italy.