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The Pantry Quiz #75

Neutral oils, on The Pantry Quiz.

Multiple Choice

When I'm writing recipes these days, I often use the term "neutral oil". In the culinary lingo, "neutral" has a specific meaning. Which of the following is not a neutral oil?

1. Rice bran oil
2. Rapeseed oil
3. Olive oil
4. Vegetable oil


Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have this ingredient in your pantry.

[Last week's answer: Chickpeas, also known as garbanzos or ceci.]

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vegetable oil

Olive oil is not a neutral oil. I have a couple different olive oils. garlic, one for cooking, and a good one for drizzling, dipping bread and making salad dressing. I buy my good olive oil in gallon containers, but I keep it in the fridge because its really hot in my apartment in the summer. olive oil can go bad if it gets hot.

Olive oil of course! It is not neutral. It does impart it's own flavor into what you are cooking it in or with.

Olive oil! Finally I know one.

I know this one! Olive oil is not neutral!
Part of the reason I was so hesitant to use it in my orange date olive oil muffins, but 3 batches later I am on board the orange+olive oil bandwagon. You won't find me on the coconut oil bandwagon, though, as I'm really not a bandwagon type person.

I agree with olive oil, but I wonder about rapeseed. As the hybredized canola oil, it's very neutral, but I would assume in its lands of origin, it's rank!

I think it is olive oil as well. I can usually detect it is recipes unless a "light" olive oil is used in place of EVOO.

Olive oil, and yes!

Olive oil, because it adds its own flavor to the dish. I have several, including one infused with lemons when the olives were pressed - amazing!

Guess - Vegetable oil, as it is a mixture. The other three are a specific type of oil. And I am sticking with it.

confirming the canola/rapeseed issue, in the middle of the 'history' section - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canola

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