Liquid Gold: The Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Natural extra virgin olive oil is present in kitchens and dining tables worldwide, but it has an almost sacred meaning for the Mediterranean and its surrounding communities. Often mentioned in mythological and religious texts, it is precious for people in the Mediterranean. Ancient as civilization itself, there are many ways to cook with it. This recipe is cooked with a unique cooking technique used in Anatolia. It may be hard to believe the irresistible flavor that emerges when dishes are cooked slowly over a low heat with olive oil, a small amount of water, and sugar, without the need to pre-cook and sauté. It might sound quite simple, but maintaining the consistency and taste of olive oil-based dishes is tricky. Celeriac is another dish often cooked with this technique, which enhances the taste of every vegetable, increases its flavor, brightens its color, and maximizes the pleasure of eating.
In addition to its taste and appearance, it is also a source of vitamin C! Celeriac is rich in vitamins A, C and K as well as potassium and phosphorus. When lemon and orange juice are added, it is more aromatic, slightly tart, and soft. It is for sure one of the dishes most suitable for winter.