I didn't even know it existed. Most people don't. The Italians have olive oil mindshare just about cornered, but then the grocer down the street got all impassioned like I've never seen her when, upon seeing it on the shelf, I asked if it was any good.
The most intense flavor you can imagine, If you don't like it, bring it back, and I'll buy you a bottle of Italian, she said. The Greeks use one type of olive, you see, the Koronaiki, to make their oil. The Italians, they blend different varieties. It homogenizes the flavor.
Sure enough, tonight, as we were massaging generous toothbrushesful into the kid's scalp, trying to get rid of cradle cap, the Kotinos Extra Virgin Olive Oil gave off an incredibly rich, fruity aroma. It made me want to grind pepper over her and rub her with a crust of bread.
If you can't find it at your specialty grocery store, order Kotinos Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil online [Kotinos.com]
Treating cradle cap [babycenter.com]