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SF Chefs on Their Favorite Olive Oils

For a recent article on chefs and their favorite olio nuovos, I also asked them all what olive oils they use in general. Here are some of their favorites. Take note: The very approachably-priced California Olive Ranch brand was noted by more than one chef as their favorite for general use. I have some in my own cupboard. For the rest of these olive oils, I see Christmas presents.

Christmas Countdown: Spanking New Olive Oil

You've got until next Friday to finalize your gifts for your foodie friends and family. Your time is similarly limited when it comes to olio nuovo, olio nuevo or—a less cool way to say it—new olive oil. The fall is when most of the olives around here are pressed and the oil is generally available at the latest until mid-winter. New olive oil is peppery, robust and has some serious personality compared to its mellower, older sibling. Here are a few we'd recommend. They make great, if heavy, stocking stuffers.

Olive-Oil Ice Cream Comes to the Mission. Really.

And what's even more surprising, it's good. What's not surprising is the fact that the place—Humphry Slocombe, owned by Jake Godby, formerly of Coi, etc. etc.—is using McEvoy Ranch olive oil. The result reminds me of times I've had real, super-expensive balsamic vinegar dribbled onto vanilla ice cream...not shockingly savory but subtly vegetal, in a good way.

McEvoy Ranch Launches 80 Acres, Olive-Oil-Based Beauty Products

With the reopening of SF’s McEvoy Ranch at the Ferry Building Marketplace comes its new 80 Acres line of olive-oil-based body-care products, ranging from soap ($8) to body balm ($20). Mmmm. Ferry Building Marketplace, 415-291-7224

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