Well hello hello!
Today I'm going to review these flavored Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegars by 4 Buona Vita. If you haven't done so already I suggest you take a look at the youtube video where I taste these great products blindfolded, with the help of my lovely assistant (my husband), and I almost die on one of them...!
It's a great way to see my honest reaction, that was the first time I had ever tried any of their stuff, and you can ALSO find out the promo code to receive 10% your 4 Buona Vita purchase!
Check it out right here:
I am not going to say the same things I said in the video in this blog post.
Here I'd really like to get into some practical uses for these flavored oils.
A few things to say about all of them...
1. First of all they make a great gift for your friend "the foodie" who already has everything in his/her pantry (like me), but I bet you he/she doesn't have these!
2. The quality is way superior to any of the other flavored oils I've tasted so far and even compared to my own homemade recipe for spicy oil, because I can NEVER EVER find spicy enough red peppers in Philly... But that's a different story, back to the point now..
This is their "plain" olive oil, but there's nothing plain about it. I had never tried this particular olive before, and it's highly aromatic, with accents of grass, it's a very mild olive oil.
Suggested uses: since it's such a special oil, I suggest consuming raw, on a bruschetta or to top off a soup.
Try it on: bruschetta, soups, pasta sauces, and in place of any "spicy heat" in any recipe
I would use it on: bbq sauces, to bring the flavors of the grill indoors!
In this one the smoked flavor is way more intense then the previous, but it lacks the heat of the jalapeño. Suggested uses: same as above: bbq sauces, mix it with some fresh herbs and rub it on a piece of meat or fish to achieve the flavor of an outdoor barbecue inside your home.
I was particularly impressed about how delicate and yet complex the flavors of these balsamic is. They are sweet but then the acidity kicks in, giving depth to any dish you will put them on.
I have a video recipe coming up about the white balsamic vinegar, so subscribe to my Youtube Channel to stay connected and get the latest from yours truly.
Like any other great balsamic you can try it on: fruit, salads, pinzimonio, cheese, cold pasta salads, and what ever else your little heart desires!
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