Well, that oil has disappeared very fast. It had a buttery yellow color, as you can see above, with just the slightest tinge of green in some lights. It had a floral, grassy flavor up front, which reminded me ever so slightly of fresh sweet corn. But then it finished with a pungent wallop of black pepper, tingling down the back of the throat. It was wonderful on bread, pasta, and salads. I loved the peppery finish, and its lightness up front. It was so good, in fact, that I may wait to try another sort of oil, and just buy one more bottle of this stuff.• Find it: Chef's Pick Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, $25 at the Katz online store, or at LocalHarvest
Have you found a favorite finishing oil lately?
(Images: Faith Durand)