As a cookbook author and food editor, I try a lot of products for my job. I'll sample sauces and fermented foods and pots and pans and powders that promise glowing skin and unicorn-level energy (I'm not quite sure how much it is, but they're among the least lethargic of the mythical creatures). While these products are occasionally delicious and often interesting, they very rarely actually change how I cook in my own kitchen. Like many of you, I'm a creature of routine. I start every day with a different variation of the same green smoothie and finish with five or six rotating dinner options. I know the brands I like, and I know the products I like and rarely have the energy or inclination to stray from them.
Until the Chosen Food Avocado Oil Spray came along. This spray is a total kitchen game-changer. I haven't used any spray products in my kitchen in years, because the products that come in sprays tend to be highly inflammatory vegetable oils and because the sprays themselves contain propellants to create that smooth fine mist. Instead, I use coconut oil or ghee. Both of these are solid at room temperature, which presents problems when, say, trying to evenly coat a pan of chopped vegetables in the middle of a New York winter. I'll also lean on avocado oil, but regardless of which of the three I choose, I use far more oil than I prefer. Instead of a light coating, I often spill out a few tablespoons, meaning I'm consuming more oil than I'd like (even healthy oils should be consumed in moderation)—not to mention wasting quite a bit of cash.