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Lisa Radinovsky

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23 Greek organic extra virgin olive oils win BIOL prizes

Greek companies captured 10 Extra Gold medals and 13 Golds at the BIOL International Prize in Italy. Many consider BIOL the world’s most important international competition for organic extra virgin …

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Wandering Greek chef finds many olive oils for his dishes, and shares gourmet recipe

From Athens to Paris, from Kalamata to Santorini and Samos, Greek Chef de Cuisine Vassilis Alexiou has sought out the best products and producers. Connecting with farmers, he identified his …

Family celebrates 108-year-old grandmother’s life

For millennia, olive oil has been associated with a long, healthy life. In the last half century, hundreds of scientific studies have provided evidence for its health benefits. Living over …

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and the ancient olive trees of Crete

Arnold Schwarzenegger, a celebrity chef, and several German actors are sponsoring ancient olive trees on the island of Crete in Greece. Their donations and the resulting publicity help preserve these …

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Experiencing Greek cuisine, farms, EVOO, and olive groves

Greece’s rich culinary heritage arose from millennia of agricultural tradition. Today, visitors can explore Greek agrotourism and food tourism offerings from Corinth and Mount Pelion to the Cycladic islands. Tourists …

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20 Greek organic olive oils win BIOL International Prizes

This year, 20 Greek olive oils won BIOL International Prizes for the best organic extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs) in the world. Thirty judges from 10 countries awarded Greek EVOOs three Extra …

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Greek Olive Oil producers reflect on their success at JOOP

Competing with 242 samples from ten countries, Greek olive oils earned 25 awards from an international jury at the Japan Olive Oil Prize (JOOP) competition for 2019: 5 Best in …

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Celebrating eternal inspiration: Greek women and olive oil

Following in the footsteps of their fore-mothers while learning about the latest innovations and aiming for the highest quality, a new generation of well educated, enthusiastic Greek women is sharing …

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Celebrating pioneering women in the Greek olive oil world

In Greece, thousands of women care for olive trees, harvest olives, work in mills and bottling plants, and market, sell, export, taste, and judge Greek olive oil. Here are a …

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Food, agrotourism, and Greece: perfect together

What is agrotourism? How does it overlap with food tourism? What good is it? We can explore these questions with examples from Greece, one of the European countries trying to …

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