His name is Daniel Garcia Peinado, is he Official chef of the Spanish Soccer Team and captain of the Spanish Professional Cuisine Selection. Also, is he executive chef in the hotel's restaurant La Cala Resort from Mijas, In Malaga. In love and faithful defender of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, it is known as "The Chef of EVOO" and this friday 14 September has been in the Cadiz town of Olvera, where he has starred in a showcooking in which the fundamental ingredient was Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Sierra de Cádiz.
The activity was framed in the I Conference on Olive Oil and Health organized by the Regulatory Council of the Protected Designation of Origin of Aceites de la Sierra de Cádiz which had the presence of experts in the field who praised the healthy properties Extra Virgin Olive Oil, usually, and from Oil from the Sierra de Cádiz in particular.
So, the doctor Francisco Lorenzo Tapia, expert in community nutrition, highlighted the important role that olive oil has played in the Mediterranean diet throughout history. Help to reduce, up to a 40%, the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular accidents. It is also a great ally in reducing breast cancer, is beneficial for reduce diabetes, rheumatism or prevent osteoporosis. These affirmations come endorsed by different studies that have been carried out in several Spanish universities, like Barcelona or Malaga, on the beneficial effects for health of the consumption of Olive Oil integrated into a Mediterranean diet.
For his part, the professor of the Department of Analytical Chemistry of the University of Córdoba, Feliciano priego, noted that the characteristics of the oil from the Sierra de Cádiz, as it is a oil made with various types of olives (multivarietal) and be a mountain olive grove, is one of those that meets the conditions to have "very high levels of phenolic compounds that are what determine the healthy properties of Extra Virgin Olive Oil”, an aspect that is currently being investigated within the framework of Aristoil project.
Once the knowledge and theory about the benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil had been provided, it was time to put them into practice by the hand of Daniel Garcia Peinado than, with his partner and also chef at La Cala Resort in Mijas, Jesus Arjona, prepared a menu consisting of three dishes with olive oil from the Sierra de Cádiz.
The goal was none other than promote consumption of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Sierra de Cádiz without limiting its use to dress salads, but “The oil can be used in almost the 90% from the Spanish cookbook”Even more so considering the premium quality of which the Oil of the Sierra de Cádiz can boast.
The first dish, refreshing and great fun, was a Mango gazpacho accompanied by a red tuna tartare from almadraba, trout roe and spicy sprouts.
Daniel started soaking the gazpacho bread in Olive Oil from the PDO Sierra de Cádiz and later used it to garnish the red tuna tartare.
The second consisted of a risotto with boletus, truffle and parmesan, with Iberian feather marked with Hoisin sauce and topped with Extra Virgin Olive Oil as a substitute for butter, so the plate is much healthier. In this case, the chef of the Spanish National Team, used the oil of hojiblanca from the Prunaoliva cooperative, included within the Sierra de Cádiz PDO.
For dessert, Daniel drew up a EVOO yogurt where the taste of yogurt, in this case Greek type, changes completely when mixed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
On this occasion Daniel presented two desserts made with different oils, one of the variety Arbequina from the cooperative Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios de Olvera and, the other, a Oro Natura organic multivarietal oil from the PDO Sierra de Cádiz, with which the result was that each yogurt had a totally different flavor depending on the oil Da