With a history as old as the Bible, the humble olive has matured into a sophisticated culinary treasure. Enter any fine restaurant and you will find the sumptuous flavor of olives in cocktails, appetizers, salads, and entrAces. The Sophisticated Olive is an informative guide to this glorious fruitas healthful benefits, uses, and tastes. It also presents over 100 kitchen-tested recipes, all made with either the delicious olive or its luscious oil.The Complete Guide to Olive Cuisine Marie Nadine Antol ... Very quickly, the olives of Italy became as interwoven with the fabric of everyday life as they had in Greece. ... Conquering legions were honored with olives, and Roman caesars were crowned with wreaths of gold olive leaves and anointed with olive oil. Gladiators were, too. In fact, it is said that the sweaty olive oil sluiced from the bodies of famous gladiators was carefully collected in bowls bearing the gladiatora#39;s name.
|Title||:||The Sophisticated Olive|
|Author||:||Marie Nadine Antol|
|Publisher||:||Square One Publishers, Inc. - 2003-12-01|