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Lisa Radinovsky

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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.
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...
Olive groves by the sea in northeastern Crete, Greece

Greek Olive Oil Website Celebrates 2nd Birthday

For two years, the Greek Liquid Gold: Authentic Extra Virgin Olive Oil website has been sharing news and information about the high quality and...

Favorite Ways to Eat Olive Oil: Ideas from Greece

What is your favorite way to use olive oil? A typical Greek eats more of this healthy liquid gold than anyone else in the...
Young olive trees on Mount Olympus, with water in the background

Out of Crisis, Back to Tradition: The Story of Nature Blessed Greek Olive Oil

In 2013, after decades in business, Ioanna Damianaki's liquid-fuel distribution company was struggling through the Greek economic crisis. Profits were down due to a decrease...
An older man smelling olive oil from a blue glass, with a younger man standing next to him..

Olive Oil Tasting Day Follows Cultural Activities at Delphi

In April, the Zappeion Exhibition Hall in Athens hosted a unique tasting event featuring the 242 extra virgin olive oils that won medals at...
Dr. Eleni Melliou presenting an award to Ioannis Prodromou of Yianni’s Olive Grove

Competition Spotlights Olive Oil Health Benefits and Scientific Studies

The 2018 edition of the Olympia Health & Nutrition Awards in Athens evaluated more samples than any other olive oil competition in the world:...

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