Roasted Garlic Olive Oil // O Olive Oil // Petaluma, CA
Roasting garlic, like caramelizing onions, is a take-no-shortcuts proposition. Either spend the time to slowly stir, or fuggedaboutit. Or open a bottle. O began as the first company in the US to press real citrus with its oils, instead of flavoring them artificially. Now they add other goodies to their hand-harvested Mission olives, like fresh California garlic, slow-roasted for forty-eight hours. What do you do with it, besides breathe deep and dream? Try this: sauté some good mushrooms in oil for a few minutes, season with salt and pepper and thyme, and toss with pasta. Top with a drizzle of oil.