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Cooking Herbs, Spices, Condiments


Recipes for Olive Oil and Vinegar Lovers

by (author) Emily Lycopolus

photographs by D.L. Acken

TouchWood Editions
Initial publish date
Jul 2017
Herbs, Spices, Condiments, Italian
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2017
    List Price

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The first in a new series of cookbooks that shows you how to use the remarkable flavours of specialty extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars in your everyday cooking.

More than ever, people are interested in learning how to incorporate the remarkable flavours of specialty extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars into their everyday cooking. The new Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover’s cookbook series is an easy way to learn how to do that with minimal investment. With just four products, you can make every one of the 50 recipes in the book. The first in the series is Italy.

With just two specialty infused olive oils—Blood Orange and Tuscan Herb—and two balsamic vinegars—Fig Dark Balsamic and Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic—you can produce all fifty of the classic Italian recipes featured in Italy for Olive Oil and Vinegar Lovers.


This gorgeous full-colour book includes recipes for appetizers, soup and salad, pasta, mains, and sweets, and also offers five full menus for planning a pitch-perfect dinner party. You’ll find all your favourite classic rustic Italian dishes here, including bruschetta, panzanella salad, cioppino, polenta, fresh pasta, meatballs, biscotti, panna cotta, and many more—all accompanied by stunning photography.

About the authors

Emily Lycopolus' profile page

Danielle (DL) Acken is a Canadian born international food photographer who splits her time between London, UK and her farm studio on Canada’s beautiful Salt Spring Island. A self-proclaimed compulsive traveller, her photography is inspired by the multitude of palettes and moods found throughout her wanderings. See her work at

D.L. Acken's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"The most beautiful cookbook I’ve seen this year ... a great resource for people who adore fancy olive oils and vinegars and want to know how they can cook with them at home."

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

"An excellent gift, paired with a few bottles of oil and vinegar, for anyone who appreciates Italian cuisine, fine foods and delicate flavours." —EAT Magazine

EAT Magazine

"A hefty book that deserves a big table for poring over the beautiful photographs . . . beautifully designed . . . inspiring recipes . . . Here's an opportunity to learn some new recipes with the possibility of some new flavour infusions."

&quotThe Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover’s Cookbook satisfies the cravings of olive oil enthusiasts."

Washington Book Review

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