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Cooking Basics: Cooking Oils – Which Oil Should You Use

If there’s one thing that you will use a lot when cooking, it’s oil. It is used in baking, frying and other types of cooking. But it’s also used when there’s no heat involved. Oil can be used in salads, dips, and other foods to add some depth to flavor of the dish. Most oil comes from animal (or synthetic) fat and plants. There’s not a one-oil-fits-all approach when it comes to cooking. If you want to cook well, you have to do it right. And if you want to do it right, you have to know your oils. So here’s a helpful infographic to help you understand each oil and utilize it properly.

Cooking Basics: Cooking Oils

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Which oil do you like to use and why? Tell us in the comments below.

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