At Sunnyside Gourmet we use the freshest ingedients available and try to avoid ingedients that are processed.
Olive oil is a particular challenge. (read Tom Mueller's excellent book Extra Virginity) It turns out that that "extra virgin" means almost nothing and that almost all extra virgin olive oil in the United States has been adulterated (the FDA says that is not thier concern) and processed. At Sunnyside Gourmet we source and use the purest, freshest olive oil available. This is expensive and olive oil is often the most costly ingredient in our dishes. But it's worth it.