Olive Oil is an intriguing subject. As a freelance writer covering olive oil stories in France, I met some fascinating people: growers and producers who speak with passion, drawing me into their olive world as they relate their different stories, olive tasting experts who patiently explained what to look for when you sip, smell and slurp, cooks who discovered healthy tasty extra virgin and finally those involved in sharing their knowledge, teaching and promoting olive oil in France.

It seemed right to share their stories in An Olive Oil Tour of FranceThis is how one reviewer describes An Olive Oil Tour of France:

An Olive Oil Tour of France“An Olive Oil Tour of France comes packed with the most significant information from the world of Olive Oil in France, and it probably answers every most relevant question you ever had about this French liquid gold.

Alice Alech gives the reader plenty to ponder with, from the simplified description of the economic patterns that are characteristic of the French Olive Oil production, to the established and scientifically proven health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Alice Alech, not only tells you the reasons for Extra Virgin Olive Oil in France being so expensive, she also opens the doors and invite you in to the lives and business behavior of French Olive Oil small producers, what I personally call, the gentleman’s club.

‘An Olive Oil Tour of France’ comes with delicious colorful recipes, so you can delight your family and guests by serving an Extra Virgin Olive Oil French feast on your verandah”

You can purchase An Olive Oil Tour of France from Amazon,
on Kindle and as a paperback.

After a year of research and writing, 7 Wonders of Olive Oil will soon be available. Watch this space but meanwhile here are the details:


Book Description

Jeanne Calment, who lived to be 121, credited one thing for her long life: olive oil.

Olive oil enthusiasts and experts Alice Alech and Cécile Le Galliard join forces in this complete guidebook detailing the amazing, almost miraculous, health benefits of olive oil. From slowing the effects of Alzheimer’s to building healthy bones, olive oil is unrivaled in its natural goodness. With detailed research from doctors and nutritionists around the globe, The 7 Wonders of Olive Oil reveals seven amazing health benefits of olive oil, the role olive oil plays in the Mediterranean diet, and tips for cooking with, buying, and storing the green nectar.

The 7 Wonders of Olive Oil

Stronger Bones, Cancer Prevention, Higher Brain Function, and Other Medical Miracles of the Green Nectar

Alice Alech and Cécile Le Galliard

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