Here's a great recipe from season 1, our first episode, the World's Most Famous Olive, dedicated to Greece's number one food export, olives, specifically the Kalamata. Great cook, olive farmer, and film director Manoussos Manousakis opened his home for the shoot. We cooked together and I collected olives with his son, musician Manolis Manoussakis. Enjoy! To find some of the artisinal Greek products you'll need to make this, visit my online shop here
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How to Cure Kalamata Olives
Wash and score the olives in 3 places using a sharp paring knife.
Prepare a 10% salt brine: For every 10 cups of water, for example, you will need 1 cup of salt.
Place the brine and olives in a large jug or jar, the lid for which closes tightly. Let the olives sit in the brine for two weeks.