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Justin0505
02-27-2013, 12:57 AM
Two disturbing articles about the food that we think that we're eating not being what we think it is:

http://www.foodrenegade.com/your-extravirgin-olive-oil-fake/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2283880/Fish-mislabeling-widespread-U-S-84-white-tuna-species-causes-distressing-gastrointestinal-effects.html

franzb69
02-27-2013, 01:03 AM
thanks for the share!

sachem allison
02-27-2013, 01:03 AM
I buy California olive oil when I want the good stuff, a few select vineyards also grow and produce excellent olives for oil.

mc2442
02-27-2013, 01:05 AM
The title definitely got my attention.

bieniek
02-27-2013, 06:27 AM
"When it comes to money, things get funny" as RZA said.

mano
02-27-2013, 08:37 AM
That's why I've been buying whole fish directly from the distributor and olive oil from here:
http://olivebrooklyn.com/

O Live Brooklyn is owned by my sister and BIL. They're militant -almost to the point of annoyance- about exposing the fakes and selling genuine excellent quality oils and balsamics. Gotta say the stuff they carry is great and if there's interest I'll arrange some sort of a discount for KKF members.

stereo.pete
02-27-2013, 09:18 AM
I'm interested!

Justin0505
02-27-2013, 12:54 PM
if there's interest I'll arrange some sort of a discount for KKF members.
Interest here too!

mr drinky
02-27-2013, 01:05 PM
I buy CA olive oil too, Sciabica.

k.

Jmadams13
02-27-2013, 02:19 PM
Kinda funny this article on the escolar. Not really funny, but to me is, here's why: We have been joking at work recently that anyone who acts like an ass has to eat 8oz of escolar as a punishment. We saw it in our distributors stock list, and thought it was funny.

Really it's not, very sad that this still goes on, after countless times it has been exposed throughout the food distribution world. As bad as distributors passing horse off as beef, which has been a trend lately

brainsausage
02-27-2013, 05:58 PM
That's why I've been buying whole fish directly from the distributor and olive oil from here:
http://olivebrooklyn.com/

O Live Brooklyn is owned by my sister and BIL. They're militant -almost to the point of annoyance- about exposing the fakes and selling genuine excellent quality oils and balsamics. Gotta say the stuff they carry is great and if there's interest I'll arrange some sort of a discount for KKF members.

My interest is piqued!

eshua
02-27-2013, 07:16 PM
Honey is the same, they filter out the pollen to disguise country of origin because.


Its almost all being smuggled in illegally from china, and cut with corn syrup. There is no other reason to filter out 100% of the pollen.

steeley
02-27-2013, 09:05 PM
Fake Virgins and Fishy Fish
sounds like spring break in Cancun.:D

Jmadams13
02-27-2013, 09:11 PM
+1

Jmadams13
02-27-2013, 09:14 PM
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That's why I've been buying whole fish directly from the distributor and olive oil from here:
http://olivebrooklyn.com/

O Live Brooklyn is owned by my sister and BIL. They're militant -almost to the point of annoyance- about exposing the fakes and selling genuine excellent quality oils and balsamics. Gotta say the stuff they carry is great and if there's interest I'll arrange some sort of a discount for KKF members.

Just ordered a large salad bowl, and a "Rustic" cutting board from them. Thanks for the reference. I will be buying some vinegar soon.

tkern
02-27-2013, 09:21 PM
My interest is piqued!

+2

ThEoRy
02-27-2013, 09:38 PM
That's why I've been buying whole fish directly from the distributor and olive oil from here:
http://olivebrooklyn.com/

O Live Brooklyn is owned by my sister and BIL. They're militant -almost to the point of annoyance- about exposing the fakes and selling genuine excellent quality oils and balsamics. Gotta say the stuff they carry is great and if there's interest I'll arrange some sort of a discount for KKF members.


I'll take about a case a week.

Lucretia
02-28-2013, 12:44 AM
I'd never heard of escolar--or its effects. Thank goodness for this forum. Did a search on it--when there's a blog (http://blog.medellitin.com/2008/12/escolar-world-most-dangerous-fish.html) on "the world's most dangerous fish" with a section titled "How not to Crap your Pants" you know it's something you might want to avoid...

chinacats
02-28-2013, 02:21 AM
Nice site Mano! Anyone check out the olive cutting board?

echerub
02-28-2013, 10:40 AM
I thought most folks knew that the "white tuna" that you see on menus is escolar and that its oils have a laxative effect.

Lucretia
02-28-2013, 11:41 AM
I don't think I've ever seen "white tuna" on a menu.

keithsaltydog
02-28-2013, 11:46 AM
Olivewood is nice,golden tones wt. grain.I have a Sabatier Carbon wt Olivewood handle looks good.

Miles
02-28-2013, 12:03 PM
I've never seen it listed as "white tuna" either. I've only seen it listed as escolar on menus. I like it in sushi, but being well aware of the stories of the physical effects it can cause, I limit my consumption to only a piece or two.

echerub
02-28-2013, 12:28 PM
Ah, sorry, I meant sushi menus and overlooked the "sushi" part ;)

I've seen "white tuna" in the freezer section of some supermarkets around here too. There's no indication on the labeling that it's escolar, but that's what it is. Hence the dirt cheap price per pound.