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From the Olive Grove: Mediterranean Cooking with Olive Oil
     

From the Olive Grove: Mediterranean Cooking with Olive Oil

by Helen Koutalianos, Anastasia Koutalianos
 

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The healthful virtues of olive oil, a key component of the Mediterranean diet, have become well known in recent years; its monounsaturated fats and antioxidants are beneficial in preventing heart disease by controlling LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels while simultaneously raising HDL ("good") cholesterol levels.

Helen Koutalianos and her husband run Basil Olive Oil

Overview

The healthful virtues of olive oil, a key component of the Mediterranean diet, have become well known in recent years; its monounsaturated fats and antioxidants are beneficial in preventing heart disease by controlling LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels while simultaneously raising HDL ("good") cholesterol levels.

Helen Koutalianos and her husband run Basil Olive Oil Products in Canada, which sells artisan olive oil produced on a farm in Greece that their family has owned for generations. Helen has preached the gospel of olive oil and its benefits for years; at the same time, consumers across North America have become more sophisticated and appreciative of flavorful, boutique olive oils that are not mass produced. In this charming, intimate cookbook, Helen and her daughter Anastasia have collected 150 delectable, Mediterranean-inspired recipes (Greek and beyond) in which olive oil is a central ingredient; these include Olive Oil Poached Lamb, Quail with Olives, Turkish Kebab with Garlic, Shrimp and Feta Casserole, Octopus in Wine Sauce, Seared Scallop and Prawn Gazpacho, Artichokes with Lemon, and Kolokithakia Yemista (Stuffed Zucchinis with Lemon Egg Sauce).

The book also takes readers through the artisan olive oil–making process, from cultivating and processing the fruit to the production of the oil itself. Complemented with full-color photographs of recipes as well as photos of the olive farm in Greece, From the Olive Grove will seduce and inspire readers to create their own delicious, heart-healthy meals at home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551523675
Publisher:
Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,332,735
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Helen Koutalianos: Helen Koutalianos runs Basil Olive Oil Products with her husband Basil; the company produces oil from an olive tree farm in Greece that Basil’s family has owned for four generations, and imports it into North America.

Anastasia Koutalianos: Anastasia Koutalianos is Helen Koutalianos’ daughter; she is has worked in editing, book and magazine publishing, and historical research. A lifelong foodie who was taught everything she knows about cooking from her mother, she is also a promotions and event planner.

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