From the Olive Grove: Mediterranean Cooking with Olive Oil

Paperback | February 6, 2014

byHelen 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 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), many of which have been passed along from Helen's mother and grandmother, 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 Kolokethakia 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, From the Olive Grove will seduce and inspire readers to create their own delicious, heart-healthy meals at home.

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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...

Helen Koutalianos was a food columnist and Greek cooking instructor who now runs Basil Olive Oil Products with her husband Basil; the company imports extra virgin olive oil from a grove in Greece that Basil's family has owned for four generations.Anastasia Koutalianos is Helen Koutalianos' daughter; she has worked in editing, book and ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 8 × 0.46 inPublished:February 6, 2014Publisher:ARSENAL PULP PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1551523671

ISBN - 13:9781551523675

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For any fan of Greek-style cooking and olive oil, From the Olive Grove is filled with useful dishes to prepare.
—Midwest Book Review - Midwest Book Review - 20110927