Oil, Vinegar, and Wine
Recommended Oil: Extra Virgin Olive Oil for salads and dips. Pomace Olive Oil for sautéing.
Pomace Olive Oil is less expensive than Extra Virgin and is made from the second
press of the olive. It doesn't burn as easily as Extra Virgin; and is therefore, a better
choice when sautéing. It has a light olive flavor.
Vinegar: Balsamic, White Balsamic, Wine, Champagne, Rice.
There are wonderful fruit and seasoned flavored Vinegars, i.e. Fig, Pear, Raspberry.
Watch for sugar and sodium content, though, if you are on a restricted diet.
We recommend you have 1 or 2 Vinegars in your pantry and use them
for salad dressings, stir frys and dipping oils.
You can make your own Salad Dressing with Sebastiano's Mixes.
Wine: White and/or Red
Buy an inexpensive wine for cooking. You typically add it in the beginning of your
cooking process and as it cooks off it adds sweetness to your dishes and does not
have an alcohol taste. White Wine will keep your sauces light colored. Red Wine will,
of course, darken them. If you only want 1 in your pantry, we recommend White Wine.