Olive Oil

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Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

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This is the prime component of the Lebanese/Mediterranean diet. Purchase a high-quality extra-virgin olive oil from the first pressing of the olives. Other grades include virgin, which comes from the second pressing; pure olive oil, which may be filtered and refined; and extra-light, which undergoes considerable processing and retains a very mild olive oil flavor. Keep olive oil stored in a cool, dark place in an airtight container.