Cooking with Olive Oil is becoming a trend in China

Jan 22, 12 Cooking with Olive Oil is becoming a trend in China

Posted by in Cooking, Featured, History and Culture

Chinese food tends to be oily. In northern China it’s soy oil, in the south peanut – and from wok-fried to stir-fried to broiled most recipes require at least some oil, many a great deal. Just last night I was at a Sichuanese restaurant and one of the dishes I ate (delicious, I might add) was strips of carp gently stewed...

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Greek Traditions and Olive Oil

Oct 17, 11 Greek Traditions and Olive Oil

Posted by in Featured, History and Culture

The culture of olive oil The presence of the olive, and the olive oil, has been widely noted throughout prehistoric times. Professors of history and archeology – with research still in progress – have presented olive tree fossils found on Greek soil which have an impressive age of around 50,000-60,000 years, while...

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Olive oil production in the North Aegean Region

For many centuries olive oil production has been a particularly developed practice on the islands of the North Aegean. The high economic growth the island economies enjoyed from the 19th century  until the beginning of the 20th century is largely attributed to the flourishing olive oil production sector. This economic growth...

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Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil in Sparta

May 27, 11 Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil in Sparta

Posted by in History and Culture, Olive News

The Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil in Sparta aims to highlight the culture and technology of the olive and olive production, which is inextricably linked with the Greek and Mediterranean identity. Unique in Greece, it is located in the heart of Laconia, one of the main olive producing locations in Greece. In the upper...

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Ancient Greek Food : Olives

Today, you go to the store and buy a little container of olives. You can get them in all different shapes sizes colors, and more. You can buy them with pimentos in them or not. Many wonder how this food became such an important part of Greek culture and large part of their diet. Ancient Greeks used olives as there main source of fat...

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