A tale of olive oil

Long ago, in the Dark Ages, the only olive oil found in upscale markets were ½ pint bottles, marked “virgin.” In the 1970s, this was daring stuff. Gradually the “virgin” gave way to “extra virgin,” causing giggles at the time: How can there be anything more virginal than “virgin?” Today, because olive oil is so ubiquitous, it’s hard to find a store that doesn’t carry it — and we take the “extra virgin” designation quite seriously. Continue reading on The Watauga Democrat….