Ever since the much-lauded effects of the Mediterranean diet became widely known, people have been buying olive oil by the gallon. A diet that prevents heart disease, is based on fresh, seasonal foods, and includes a tasty as hell fat like olive oil? Duh—that's a no-brainer.
After all, while many oils are great for different types of cooking, extra virgin olive oil has been rightfully celebrated as one of the most delicious and healthful. Plus, it has several other surprising uses around the house!