By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jan 15, 2023 at 9:31 AM

Unlike wine, olive oil does not get better with age. In fact, as the oil gets older, it begins to break down. Its acidity rises and its flavor dissipates. Unfortunately, as it ages, its well-touted health benefits begin to disappear as well. But how do you know how fresh your olive oil is? Most people don’t.

But this week on FoodCrush, we’re getting answers to myriad questions about EVOO, from how it’s made to the remarkable flavors it can impart into a dish. Interested?  Join us for a fascinating dive into the world of olive oil with Josh Saiia, co-owner of Oro di Oliva, a local purveyor of fresh world class olive oils and balsamic vinegars for over 15 years.


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Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.