The EPISODE 1 presents the historic but also the religious importance of the tree, as well as the effect it has had throughout the centuries in poetry, literature and arts, in general. We learn the country of origin of the olive tree as well as its natural history and its endurance in time by visiting a 3,000 year old olive tree in the island of Crete. We also visit in Sparta the one of its kind olive tree and olive oil museum, where we will travel over the centuries through the words of poets, painters, sociologists and share the customs of the Mediterranean people with respect to the sacred tree of the goddess.
The EPISODE 2 presents the cultivation of the olive tree, the methods of collecting the fruit as well as the processing to become edible. The most important varieties of the table olive and the traditional recipe to make your own olives. Also, we will encounter awarded products with olives, such as Calliope’s spoon sweet olive preserves.
The EPISODE 3 is devoted to the olive oil, or the “liquid gold” as Homer used to say. We visit a traditional but also modern mill to find out how the extra virgin olive oil is produced. We discover its great nutritional value by speaking to experts to learn how to select the good olive oil among awarded olive oil products. We also learn how to make soap from olive oil readily and also the traditional recipe for a Greek country salad.
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