The Flavors of Olive Oil (Paperback)

A Tasting Guide and Cookbook

By Deborah Krasner, Elizabeth Krasner (Illustrator), Ann Stratton (By (photographer))

Simon & Schuster, 9781451692549, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 6, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/3/2002)

List Price: 15.99*
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About the Author

Deborah Krasner's articles on food, design, and kitchen equipment have appeared in Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, and Cooks Illustrated, among others. A regular guest on Public Radio International's The Splendid Table with Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Krasner is also an active member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), a Certified Culinary Professional (CCP), and she serves on the board of Gastronomica magazine. A kitchen designer, she is the author of several books on food and design, including Kitchens for Cooks: Planning Your Perfect Kitchen. She lives with her family in Vermont.


Praise For The Flavors of Olive Oil: A Tasting Guide and Cookbook

Paula Wolfert author of Mediterranean Grains and Greens Deborah Krasner clearly understands the flavors and tastes of the Mediterranean kitchen. A charming book, filled with exuberance and spirit!



Nancy Harmon Jenkins author of The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook A user-friendly book for cooks as well as food-lovers that shows us how to enjoy to its fullest one of nature's most healthful products. It's a fine introduction to extra-virgin oil and its myriad uses, from salads to frying.



Peter Rinehart author of The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread Deborah Krasner has done for olive oil in all its layered and complex glory what others have done with wine. She teaches us why and how the various types (and there are many) are all oh so different, and how to enhance our enjoyment through her detailed tasting notes and wonderfully inventive recipes.



Dr. Andrew Weil coauthor, The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life, and Spirit What a terrific book! I learned much about olive oil I didn't know, will use the suggestions of brands and sources, and can't wait to try more of the recipes, which look novel, delicious, and healthful.



Nancy Verde Barr author of We Called It Macaroni: An American Heritage of Southern Italian Cooking The Flavors of Olive Oil is full of superb, useful information that Deborah provides in the friendly style of your best friend taking you shopping. Try not to read the recipes first or you will never want to leave the kitchen. They are quite simply delicious!



Lorna Sass author of The Pressured Cook and The New Soy Cookbook Deborah Krasner has written a guide and cookbook as alluring and bursting with possibilities as olive oil itself.



Aliza Green chef, Stella Notte Restaurant; coauthor of Ceviche! Every reader will enjoy the imaginative yet easy-to-prepare recipes sprinkled with thoughtful cooking tips and answers to every question you've ever had about olive oil.