How an Expat in Crete Created a Website All About Olive Oil

olive oilThe website for Greek Liquid Gold: Authentic Extra Virgin Olive Oil has recently had a facelift as described in a press release on the website hellenicnews.com.

It all began with an American living in Crete creating a new website about Greek olive oil that features news, recipes, photos, and information.

dr-lisa-radinovskyOffering the latest news from the Greek olive oil world alongside original renditions of Greek recipes, disclosures on olive oil’s health benefits, and culinary tourism suggestions, Lisa Radinovsky aims to help the ailing Greek economy and solidify friendly Greek-American relations on her website greekliquidgold.com.

Radinovsky, an English professor turned writer and photographer, has teamed up with Dimitris Doukas, a Princeton-educated Greek computer scientist, and his team at Twin Net Information Systems Ltd. in Athens to create a the website about Greek olive oils.

Researching and writing about Greek olive oil business news for the online publication Olive Oil Times, Radinovsky searched in vain for a comprehensive, up-to-date English-language source on her topic. Struck by Greeks’ use of olive oil in almost everything they cook or bake and impressed by Greeks’ efforts to produce, market, and export a high quality product in the midst of an economic crisis, she decided to create the information source she couldn’t find.

Launched in August, greekliquidgold.com features recipes and photos from Greece, information about olive oil, its production process, the Mediterranean diet, agrotourism and culinary tourism, and news about Greek olive oil—something for everyone with an interest in Greece, cooking, healthy eating, or olive oil.

The new updated site features original recipes from Greece as well as links to a variety of other recipes using olive oil and hints about cooking and baking with it. It includes a description of an olive oil tasting class, photo essays featuring Cretan olive groves and a botanical park, and stories about a Cretan sea-captain turned olive farmer and a Greek-born Italian computer programmer who produced some of the best Greek olive oil of the year, to the surprise of his Italian compatriots.