The first bite of a cheesy margherita pizza fresh out of the oven. The crisp taste of a cool Greek salad with homemade dressing. The spicy fried goodness of anything cooked in a wok. I savor these food moments in life.
There are certain ingredients that will always make a difference in the taste and quality of a dish, but taking the time to learn about the science of it all can be daunting on its own.
Take a look around your kitchen pantry and check your stock of olive oil.
Do you know where it was grown and harvested?
Can you tell its crush date?
Have you ever tasted its polyphenals or been able to savor its fruity undertones?
I bet you didn’t even know these things mattered when tasting and buying olive oil.
There is a fine art to understanding the vibrant complexities found in a quality olive oil, and Austin area olive aficionados Jeff and Tabatha Conarko are stepping in to help.
Taking the confusion and turning it into a delicious learning experience, the husband and wife duo have just opened their third Con’ Olio store. Visit the Austin stores or their newest Lake Travis area location in Bee Cave at the Shops at the Galleria.
Be prepared to question all you thought you knew about a good Extra Virgin Olive Oil or a Balsamic Vinegar.
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