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Fat and Flavor

Barton Seaver - Fat and Flavor

This event was on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Barton Seaver to discuss the wide world of cooking and finishing oils (and butter, of course!). We’ll discuss strategies for making the most of this culinary staple and exp… Read More.



What is avocado oil typically used for?

— Karen Lagerson


It's got a pretty high smoke point a little bit higher than extra virgin olive oil so you can use it for sauteing. I when I've had avocado oil in the house. I use it just as I was saying about the olive oil sort of starting off a dish and zucchini or squash or whatever. It is that I'm cooking green beans Etc. Where it's going to really integrate into the final dish and really become part of that integrated sauce. It's perfect for that. It's great in vinaigrette's as well. I've always felt that avocado oil has a different. And pleasant greasiness to it not greasiness. Oh boy, my covid brain is not coming up with anything appropriate to say here. a different palette coding Sensation then does olive oil so I don't know. That just basically it's a good stand-in for olive oil in just about anything and even stand in for some of your sort of higher smoke point cooking oils.
Barton Seaver

Barton Seaver

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