Exploring Olive Oil. I'm in a unique position to taste the world's best foods every day. I love full flavored, artisanally/traditionally made food. I chew and ponder, always remembering to eat fearlessly.
While on vacation in Saugatuck, Michigan, I ran across this store which sells olive oil. They present about half a dozen infused oils & half a dozen varietal oils. It's doing all the right things in regard to showing respect for the product. 2 things struck me about it. First, that no bread or other medium was used to taste the oil. Nothing came between me & the oil except a little 1/2 oz. paper cup I could help myself to. Second, they labeled their oils with the variety, the country of origin, the acidity level, and the taste description, nothing else. I hope it works well for them, because it's how olive oil deserves to be presented. I wholeheartedly applaud their efforts.
Oh, and every oil I tasted was high quality--higher quality than a similar style shop opposite Murray's Cheese in NYC.
I wonder how many of these shops are starting to pop up around the country?