We're in the news! Here is a list of articles and media coverage on our products and our newly published cookbook, From the Olive Grove. Again, thank you to our customers and colleagues for their continued support.
The following is a list of links to web sites that have reviewed and/or have featured recipes from our cookbook
From the Olive Grove by Helen and Anastasia Koutalianos, (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010)
Our favourite local cookbook,and one we plan to cook our way through in 2011. Well-loved, delicious recipes from the Greek family who bring Vancouver its best olive oil, along with contributions from friends and customers who also happen to be some of [Canada's] top chefs.
Chef contributors to the cookbook were at the party cooking food made with Basil Olive Oil’s Golden Olive Eleni certified organic extra virgin olive oil Thank you to the BC Chef’s Association for the mention in their Chefs Quarterly, Fall/Winter 2010.
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All olive oils are not created equal. Some can result from the use of chemicals that extract the oil from the fruit.
Some olive oils may have been extracted using heat, which yields more oil from the olives, yet affects the purity.
That’s why Helen and Basil Koutalianos import their certified organic, extra virgin olive oil from Greece, so people can taste the real thing.
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© The Vancouver Province 2006
Can olive oil really be a B.C. product? Well, not technically but Basil and Helen Koutalianos, who own a grove of a thousand olive trees in the North- eastern part of Greece , are doing their best to introduce it to the province. Like grapes, the quality of olives depends on the weather conditions, particularly moisture and heat. The harvest for 2005 has just begun and Helen reports near perfect growing conditions for the year which should bode well for the many local chefs who swear by this great oil!
The Koutalianos' import their oil and bottle it in their facilities in Pitt Meadows. Their product line began with the olive oil and now includes specialties such as raisins, balsamic vinegar, olives, tapenades, olive oil soaps, moisturizers, and even sea salts and organic food bars.
Olive Oil Tasting May 16, 2013
Olive Oil Tasting May 11, 2013