Time For An Oil Change – In the Kitchen

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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Time for an Oil Change is my guest post on the Eating Rules website of Andrew Wilder.

As you can see all month I have taken the #unprocessed challenge from Andrew’s website, Eating Rules . This is my second year taking the challenge , last year I wrote an article on Chick-peas. I have been tweeting about this new challenge, adding recipes to help others with their daily recipes, and wrote this article about an area of food I have a strong love for, extra-virgin olive oil.

I had discovered over the months that UC Davis had completed a study on the much needed olive oil standard, after discovering that the extra-virgin olive oils didn’t meet up to the chemistry or the tasting tests given by the panel. Over 79% of the extra-virgin olive oils on the market didn’t pass the standards.

Some of the areas I covered in the article are:
  • How to Shop for Extra-virgin olive oils
  • How to Keep Olive Oils Safe
  • Become Smart Consumers
  • Gear up Your Taste Buds
  • 1-2-3-4 Steps to an Olive Oil Tasting Party

Read more about this at Eating Rules, and follow the news at  Unprocessed Challenge if you are interested in staying in touch with the incredible work Andrew Wilder is doing!


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1 Wendy Woolf

Fantastic article on “Eating Rules”, Mary! xxoo

2 Jessica

Thank you so much for the pictures that go with the “oil change”!! I’ve been in Greece (on the Peloponnessos) during the harvest and slided along on the floors of the plants, but I never took any photos… looking at yours I could smell the crushed olives again and feel the heat of the vessels…. It’s SO very hard work, the harvest itself, but worth all the effort 🙂

3 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Yes, I couldn’t believe they still hand-pick the olives and their poor hands are all torn up! But, the olive oil is terrific and yes I can still smell it the aroma!Thank -you for visiting the site! xoxoMary

4 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Thank-you Wendy!

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