Finally! Several local grocery stores are starting to carry better quality olive oil.
You might be surprised if you watched a French or Italian cook at work, and notice the copious quantities of olive oil that they use. It is not just a lubricant, it is an integral ingredient that adds flavor and heartiness.
The vast majority of olive oils sold in grocery stores are just wimpy. They have little to no flavor, and you will have a hard time telling the difference between them and canola oil. A good olive oil should be fruity, pungent or even a bit bitter.
Almost everything is better with a judicious drizzle of olive oil: pizza, a well-made bruschetta, any pasta, scrambled eggs, even grilled steak.
One of my favorites is chopped heirloom tomatoes, Mississippi grown rice, salt, pepper, and a nice peppery garnish of olive oil. Give it a try!