Myths, history and folklore are the principal testimonies in tracking the olive culture which have been unbreakably linked with human existence in Greece for the past 5000 years. The tree with the blessed fruit is praised for its contribution to our diet, good health, hygiene, beauty, heating, and lighting, and acquires a sacred nature of symbolic and religious proportions. Contemporary medical studies endorse the myths about olive oil proving, that being the principal ingredient of the Mediterranean diet, it provides good health and longevity. In this book you can find ample information about the mythology, history and folklore of the olive tree, fruit and oil. At the same time you will be able to try culinary delights based on olives and olive oil thanks to the traditional recipes contained herein.