If you’re going to splurge on a pantry staple, make it olive oil. There are few things that tantalize the tongue more than a fruity drizzle of EVOO with kick, which is just what you’ll find in the flavor profile of Les Moulins Mahjoub’s Organic Extra Virgin ($14.00) version. The bottle of cold pressed goodness captures the complexity of the olives used in its making so artfully it’s described as nothing less than culinary “haute couture.”
After picking, olives are ground using natural fiber pressing mats in a cool, controlled environment using clean room technology. The result of this meticulous process: a fresher-than-fresh finish that’s ideal for pastas, salad dressings, or a final flourish to any dish. The oil makes a wonderful holiday gift, but a heaping and healthful glug should find its way into all of your home cooking escapades, too.