Organic Olive Oil From Apollo Olive Oil
Local, organic olive oil is easy if you live in Tuscany, but the climes of, say, America's great plains, aren't exactly ideal for olive groves.
Fortunately, there are a few olive oil producers in California that make certified-organic, extra-virgin olive oil -- meaning that the heavenly unctuous ingredient doesn't have to travel too far to get to American kitchens. And among the west coast makers, Apollo Olive Oils' raw, unadulterated, and 100% cold-pressed oils are sublime, as evidenced by their devoted following of foodies and array of awards. (Apollo Organic Olive Oil, $20)