My name is Daniel Kornitzer and I've always been passionate about food
ingredients that are genuine, natural, healthy and delicious at the same
time. Olive oil falls in this category.
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Back to olive oil, my initial connection with it came via culinary experiences, starting in my youth, seeing my grandmother, my mother, my aunts generously use olive oil in salads, sauces and the like.
In fact, there is something in cooking that transcends the mere act of preparing food. One of the early experiences that marked me had little to do with cooking and a lot to do with the power of perseverance.
I must have been 10 years old an we were in the Argentinian city of Villa La Angostura, amongst lakes, forests and the Andes mountains. Together with my sister, 5 at the time, we went to pick wild strawberries (they were tiny ones, with incredible taste). The two of us spent hours collecting a bag of strawberries. When we returned, we set out to make marmalade with it on an outdoor wood fire. The long and short of it is that, after about half an hour of cooking, the entire pan fell, wasting all of its content and setting us back to square one. As kids, we felt a huge let down but, tired as we were, we headed back out to pick another bag. And we ended up making our marmalade. What I took back from it, and remember to this day even though the stakes of this story were not high, is the power of picking ourselves up upon adversity and always be willing to re-build. :-)
Why is olive oil so good and yet so healthy at the same time?
We're used to having to choose between the two. For example, when we're presented with food that tastes like cardboard but we're told is full of organic, unsweetened fiber. ;-)
Well, olive oil is mostly composed of mono unsaturated
fatty acids. These acids can help lower the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels. They can
also help normalize blood clotting and be beneficial to blood sugar control (re: diabetes). Olive oil is rich as well in antioxidants and in vitamin E, which are believed to play a role in cancer prevention.
So, enjoy olive oil in its many uses, mainly culinary ... and remember that the secret is to add olive oil to other quality ingredients (e.g. tomatoes, feta, arugula, bocconcini, etc) to end up with absolutely delicious and healthy food!