From the Olive Grove Cookbook

From the Olive Grove
Mediterranean Cooking with Olive Oil

By Helen Koutalianos and Anastasia Koutalianos

By the owners of Basil Olive Oil Products Ltd., Helen and Anastasia bring to you From the Olive Grove: a wonderful combination of Greek classics, treasured family recipes, and thirteen recipes by top chefs (listed below) who use our olive oil and other products in their own kitchens. For more information on this title and the authors, please visit Arsenal Pulp Press.
I will be using From the Olive Grove in my own kitchens! The recipes make use of the richness of olive oil in both traditional and innovative Mediterranean dishes. Truly a cooking companion for everyone!

Chef Marcus Von Albrecht, Vice President of North America for AREGALA, Past President of the BC Chef's Association


About From the Olive Grove

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-colour photographs of recipes, From the Olive Grove will seduce and inspire readers to create their own delicious, heart-healthy meals at home.

This is a wonderful book that I hope convinces readers that nothing tastes as wonderful—or is as good for you—as something made with olive oil, especially when accompanied by a good glass of wine and delicious appetizers like hummus and babaganoush.

—Dr. Art Hister

This useful, straightforward, and informative cookbook is a valuable addition, especially considering the popularity of and emphasis on healthy cooking. It will appeal to seasoned cooks as well as novices.

—Library Journal

This olive oil cookbook contains a wonderful combination of Greek classics, treasured family recipes, and some wonderful recipes as supplied by the chefs who rely on the family's olive oil for their restaurant's needs. It's quite evident this family is comfortable acting as ambassadors of Greek cuisine; their enthusiasm is embodied in their importation of the family's olive oil to the West.

—Peter Minakis, Kalofagas


Chefs who contributed to From the Olive Grove:

  • Christophe Kwiatkowsky, Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver
  • David Beston, Jerricho Tennis Club, Vancouver
  • Frank Pabst, Bluewater Café and Raw bar, Vancouver
  • James Walt, Araxi Restaurant, Whistler
  • Jean Francis Quaglia, Provence Marina Side Restaurant, Vancouver
  • Liana Robberecht, Calgary Petroleum Club, Calgary
  • Lisa Ahier, Sobo Restaurant, Tofino
  • Lynda Larouche, former Watermark Restaurant, Vancouver
  • Rob Cordonier, Hillside Cellars Winery, Naramata
  • Robert Clark, C Restaurant, Vancouver
  • Ronald St Pierre, Locals Restaurant, Courtenay
  • Tony Minichiello, Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver
  • Vincent Stufano, Fairmont Chateau Whistler


Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 200 Pages, 8 x 9 x 0.46 in
Published: October 1, 2010
Publisher: ARSENAL PULP PRESS

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