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Lisa Radinovsky

I am an American who grew up in Pennsylvania, attended Millersville University, earned my BA in English at Princeton, and completed my PhD in English at Duke. I have taught American literature, composition, and women’s studies at Duke, McGill, John Abbott College (near Montreal), and the University of Maryland University College (the latter online), as well as teaching English as a foreign language in Greek language schools and homes. I have edited various types of texts, from academic articles to the English-language descriptions on Exploring Greece, an ambitious online work in progress that has begun to provide vast amounts of detailed information (and photos) for tourists in Greece. I have presented papers at conferences in North America and Greece and published articles in academic books, reference books, and periodicals. I have been married to a wonderful Greek man for over 25 years, and we have two bilingual children who attend the Greek schools near our home. In August 2016 I created the Greek Liquid Gold: Authentic Extra Virgin Olive Oil website. I now write about the olive oil world in Greece for that website and other publications.
A bottle of Olive Poem brand olive oil to the left of the words "Biolnovello 2019"

1st Greek Olive Oils of 2019 Harvest Awarded at Biolnovello

Contending with approximately 200 entries, Greek olive oils captured six awards at the Biolnovello organic extra virgin olive oil competition in Italy at the...
Kyklopas olive oil, olive paste, and olives next to a colorful salad

Greek Olive Oils Listed Among Best in the World for 2019

The EVOO World Ranking (EVOOWR) for 2019 reported that Greeks earned 447 awards at 21 international olive oil competitions, capturing 34 classifications as “EVOOs of the Year.”
Chefs Christoforos Peskias and Yannis Baxevanis talking to Symposium participants

Yale Researchers Convene Olive Oil Symposium in Delphi

The ancient Greeks’ center of the universe recently attracted more than 100 researchers and professionals from seven countries to an area once dedicated to...
Dr. Khalid El Sayed and his research group

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Compound Fights Breast Cancer in Lab

The groundbreaking discoveries of a research group based in the USA were presented at the Olympia Health & Nutrition Awards conference in Athens, Greece...
Olive oils and other products on the shelf at the Pantopoleion tis Mesogiakis Diatrofis, with a tasting table and stools in front of them

Answers to Five Questions about Buying and Storing Olive Oil

What do Greek experts say about how to choose and store extra virgin olive oil so you can get the most out of its...
Ergon House Agora (marketplace) from above, showing part of its vertical herb garden and produce section

Food Tourism in Athens: Exploring Greek Culinary Traditions

Greece is a culinary tourist’s paradise, with a surprising variety of traditional cuisine for such a small country. For visitors who want to start...

Greek Olive Oil Info Site Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

What does an American from Pennsylvania have to do with Greek olive oil? Quite a lot, these days. And Greece produces a lot of...
a Greek olive grove

Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oils Capture 134 Awards in London

Although Greek olive farmers faced difficulties due to pests and extreme weather in the past harvest year, many producers that worked hard to compensate...
Antonia Trichopoulou addressing the audience at the Food Expo in Athens

Greek Expert Discusses Olive Oil’s Central Role in the Best Diet for 2019

World-renowned Mediterranean diet expert Dr. Antonia Trichopoulou talked to a Greek audience about “Extra Virgin Olive Oil: The Secrets We All Know” at the...
One & Olive olive oil, the top Greek winner at the Athena International Olive Oil Competition

Greek Olive Oils Win 65 Medals at International Competition in Greece

At the 4th edition of the Athena International Olive Oil Competition this spring, Greek olive oils took home 65 medals and a number of...
Irini Kokolaki preparing to taste olive oil

How to Choose One of the Healthiest Gifts — Olive Oil

By Irini Kokolaki and Lisa Radinovsky Still not sure of the best gift to give that special person this Christmas? Looking for something that won’t...
The Sakellaropoulos family olive groves, with the Taygetos Mountain in the background

The Sakellaropoulos Family Combines Olive Oil Tradition and Innovation

Nick Sakellaropoulos grew up watching his father and grandfather create unique products based on a family tradition infused with olives and olive oil. “My...