Olive oil is believed to be responsible for the good health and longevity of those people who consume it. Medical studies conducted in Europe as well as in America show that this natural product is a shield of protection, the key to good health and vitality, a product that keeps the heart strong and offers people a very long life.
Nikos and Maria Psilakis, who have researched the Mediterranean diet and particularly the Cretan diet, published a book on olive oil, in May 1999, in cooperation with professor Elias Castanas. This volume deals, in detail, with the history of all the medical studies and contains use of the product, along with many recipes from traditional and modern Greek cuisine.
This new publications presents the history of olive oil in brief, summarizes the results of the medical studies and gives extensive information about the use of the pressed golden juice of the olive. The 150 recipes in the book (from salads to scented oils, dips, pulses, meat, fish, even sweets) constitute a full guide for those who want to learn its secrets.