Olive Oil - The Adaptable Cooking Oil
Olive oil is a fantastic every day cooking oil and easily adapts to a number of cooking methods such as grilling, sautéing, roasting, frying and baking. The subtle flavor of olive oil enhances food without overpowering a dish and provides a good base oil for spice-infused dressings and hearty sauces.
Olive oil coats foods rather than absorbing into them. For this reason, grilling marinades made with olive oil help to seal in the natural moisture of foods and foods fried in olive oil are less greasy. You can also re-use the same olive oil for frying up to three times without compromising flavor. When used in baking, either as an alternative to other vegetable oil or substituted for margarine or butter, olive oil produces light, moist baked goods that keep fresh longer.
This information was taken from the web site of the North American Olive Oil Association. This is a great site for all types of information about olive oils. Here's a link to their website: North American Olive Oil Association