October 25, 2012
Farm Fresh: Charlotte Muia says mystery hides in layered sheets upon sheets of olive branches: “If you can get inside a tree it’s like a secret garden in there.” Her extra-virgin oil is best tasted straight up.
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Carmel Valley’s artisan olive-oil producers pledge their devotion to extra virgin, while sluttier impostors lurk.
A knuckle-deep pour of oil pools inside a cobalt-colored shot glass; Charlotte Muia instructs me to slurp it, sans bread. I take it down, wait for the picante to arrive on the exhale and note ...