NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12:  Ina Garten speaks onstage during a talk with Helen Rosner at the 2019 New Yorker Festival on October 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
The Olive Oil Brand Ina Garten Can't Stop Using
By Carly Weaver
There's only one brand of olive oil that's good enough for Ina Garten: Olio Santo Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It's so good, in fact, that she's been using it for at least 20 years, as she told Bon Appétit in 2018.
"I like California olive oil better than I like Italian. It's fruiter. It doesn't have that little turpentine-y edge, or bitterness from the olives," Garten said to the magazine. "My favorite one is Olio Santo. I would say I've been using it for the 20 years that I've been writing cookbooks, but probably long before that too."
According to Stonehouse Olive Oil, Olio Santo is "the one that started the California extra virgin olive oil movement" in 1996, so Garten has clearly been onto something all these years. Olio Santo Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a smooth and buttery cold-pressed California olive oil, currently running for around $51 for two 16.9-ounce bottles on Amazon.