The Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover’s Cookbook

By (author): Emily Lycopolus
ISBN 9781771511353
Hardcover | Publication Date: November 16, 2015
Book Dimensions: 8 in x 10 in
368 Pages

About the Book

Second place winner of an Alcuin Soiciety Awards for Excellence in Book Design

Inspiring recipes for the olive oil and vinegar aficionado in a gorgeously photographed book—these are the absolute best ways to elevate the flavour of your fare using fresh flavoured olive oils and white and dark balsamic vinegars.

Have you recently become enamoured with fresh and flavoured extra-virgin olive oil, infused olive oil, and flavoured balsamic vinegars, only to take them home and wonder: what exactly do I do with them?

These are simple but gratifying recipes that use 50 of the most popular and widely available olive oil and vinegar products to amplify the flavour in all kinds of dishes including appetizers, salads, soups, main dishes, baked goods, and desserts. You’ll also find inspiration to expand your repertoire once you learn the basics of flavour pairing. With sections on ways to experiment with marinades, salad dressings, brines, and even cocktails, you’ll never run out of ways to use your favourite products. Every recipe is guaranteed to take your dish from ordinary to exceptional.

The Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover’s Cookbook provides you with possibilities that are truly endless.

About the Author(s)

Emily Lycopolus is a recipe developer, the author of six olive oil-focused cookbooks, a level two olive oil sommelier, the co-founder of, a food-driven creative content agency, and the founder of The Olive Oil Critic ( Her family owns an olive grove in central Italy, where her love of olive oil began. She lives in Victoria, BC.


“Deliciously unusual ways to enjoy olive oil and vinegar.” —Dr. Oz The Good Life

“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

The Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover’s Cookbook satisfies the cravings of olive oil enthusiasts. The author draws on her decades of experience to impart the uses of great oil. It is a terrific cookbook — Lycopolus passionately wants everyone to know the difference a high quality extra-virgin olive oil can make to any dish. Emily Lycopolus is the rare expert we need. No other food writer brings more love to the subject.” —Washington Book Review

The Olive Oil & Vinegar Lover’s Cookbook is a hefty book that deserves a big table for poring over the beautiful photographs . . . The recipes are inspiring in their use of fresh olive oil and vinegars. . . . Emily Lycopolus is passionate about her subject which makes the book a pleasure to read.” —Story Circle Book Reviews