'First Early Royal' Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Castillo de Canena

Faith’s Daily Find 01.12.12

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'First Early Royal' Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Castillo de Canena

• $46.60
La Tienda

When my cheesemonger recommended this oil he leaned across the counter and almost whispered, like he was trying to sell me illicit drugs. "This stuff is FANTASTIC," he said, an intensity of purpose in his mild face. I bought it - what else could I do? It was splurgey for me, but I usually keep one good olive oil on hand for drizzling sparingly on salads and finished pasta dishes. This turned out to be the best oil I've ever had; it tastes of artichoke and green banana, with a strong finish of pepper. It has phenomenal power and flavor. If you are in the market right now for an extra-special finishing oil, this is it.

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.