I Don't Like Olive Oil
Posted 10 May 2007 - 04:55 PM
Come to that I'm not all that keen on cheese either!
If I came to live in Crete would this give me a problem?
Posted 12 May 2007 - 01:06 PM
Yes Lil, I think he is
Posted 12 May 2007 - 09:23 PM
In the English lake district there used to be a hermit often refered to as the Borrowdale Hermit. He found some people's pronouncements difficult to accept so he carved over the entrance to his cave "Don't waste words, jump to conclusions"
I wonder if I would have had the same type of response if I said I was vegetarian or perhaps had an intollerance to olive oil?
Posted 13 May 2007 - 09:56 AM
As for olive oil don't add it or specifically ask that your food is not dressed in oil (no different from someone on a diet here) -
Obviously you fry your eggs in oil (which isn't olive oil) Don't tell me - you poach them!
I don't drink coffee - in my little town here where I live we have around 15 coffee shops in one road alone - I don't frequent them.
I hate having my hair done at the hairdressers, we have nearly 40 in our little town.....I don't go in them and choose to do my own hair.
It's raining this morning and I have to go out - I'll either take an umbrella and stay dry, or I won't and I'll get wet ....
You have a choice in life - you 'do' or you 'don't.'
Posted 13 May 2007 - 11:10 PM
Since i visited Crete a few years ago and tasted olive oil in food for the first time I know always use olive oil. I cant imagine not using oil.
MikeD ..you best stay at home lad, if you feel like that
No offence intended ok?
Posted 15 May 2007 - 10:48 AM
You will either get to like olive oil on your food or end up not living in Crete. What do you fry your eggs and chips in? I use olive oil, and it tastes 100 x better than vegetable oil or lard?
Posted 15 May 2007 - 11:41 AM
Posted 15 May 2007 - 12:28 PM
I am sure you would find it a significant problem. It is not just a question of choosing not to pour olive oil over food, much (most?) food is cooked in it.
Not indulging would, I think, severely restrict your social activities and be the source of much comment.
I am reminded of a scene from My Big Fat Greek Wedding, in which the prospective groom says he is a vegetarian - the room goes quiet and then the aunt says something like, "that's ok he can have lamb". Some concepts, dislike of meat, dislike of fish (in my case) dislike of olive oil - are difficult for Greeks to understand I think.
Dislike of raki is perhaps the least incomprehensible!
Posted 14 August 2007 - 08:29 PM
Im Tix, Im new to this site.
I joined for a few reasons, to meet like minded people, we are soon to be looking for a house to buy in Crete and we are getting married there next August.
I currently live in England with my Fiance and our respective children, my fiance is a greek Cypriot (although he has been living in the U.K most of his life).
Posted 17 August 2007 - 04:22 PM
Tix, I'm afraid its the wrong question in the wrong topic this one is about olive oil
Posted 20 August 2007 - 01:18 PM
we go to forgive you !!!
Posted 27 September 2007 - 02:17 PM
Come to Crete, we will "convert" you :-)
Mrs H became a convert to olive oil in Crete!
Posted 09 January 2008 - 08:32 PM
Posted 20 January 2008 - 03:04 AM
olive oil and you do not know that, would you be able to detect it? Is it just the sight of olive oil on a salad that you
do not like?
If you do not like the sight and taste of olive oil on your food, then yes, you will have a problem because olive oil
is used extensively in Greek cooking, as I am sure you know.
I scanned my Greek cook books---all vegetarian----and I found only a few
recipes that did not call for olive oil. So if you really do not like the taste of olive oil and can detect it in cooked foods and
baked bread, then you will have a problem finding foods to your liking. But if it is just the sight of olive oil that you do not like, you could order
dressings on the side with your salad.
As most people on this forum know,it is generally difficult to order "cooked to order" dishes in Greece because many cooks will make batches of their dishes and display them in the
kitchens for people to view and order. But I suppose there are some restaurants where someone will cook especially for you.
Good luck to you.