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Perry Rea of Queen Creek Olive Mill on How to Make Arizona's Only Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Perry Rea Owner, Master Mixer Queen Creek Olive Mill 25062 S. Meridian Road, Queen Creek 480-888-9290

This week in Chef and Tell we headed out to Queen Creek to find out how to make extra virgin olive oil. Since 1998, Queek Creek Olive Mill has been making EVOO right here in Arizona, and that's in no small part thanks to Perry Rea, the mill's owner and master mixer -- which means he's the guy responsible for making sure the oil tastes the same from batch to batch and harvest to harvest. Be sure to come back for part two of the interview Wednesday when he tells us how to shop for true EVOO.

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