Olives and olive oil have been recognized as foods with monounsaturated fats which can actually help lower cholesterol. This renewed interest has home cooks and lucky olive tree owners scrambling for recipes to cure their own olives and use them in recipes. The following cookbooks are essential for those who love olive and olive oil.
The author explores the history of olives, olive tree cultivation, and the process of extracting the various grades of olive oil as well as including information on curing olives at home and olive-related recipes.
Whether you're clueless about olive oil or an afficionado in search of continuing knowledge, you're sure to find something of interest here. Classic, as well as gourmet, recipes are sure to delight.
Famous chefs share their favorite recipes using olive oil in categories such as salads, dinners, light suppers, and even desserts. A glossary is also included with the sixty recipes.
Beautiful photos highlight gourmet recipes featuring extra-virgin olive oil from California's McEvoy Ranch. Pretty enough for the coffee table, but you'll want to keep it in the kitchen.
Although you will find some recipes, this book primarily follows the travels of the author through the Mediterranean, examining olive growing methods and olive oil production. While it may sound dry, the writing style is quite engaging and will keep any olive-lover entertained while educating.