New York, New York – June 15, 2011 – Chef Maria Loi, one of Greece’s top culinary talents, along with her sponsor Elyros Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the premier olive oil from Crete, will showcase luxury Greek culinary specialties at the NASFT Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C., July 10 through 12 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Chef Maria Loi had her own popular cooking show for years on Greece’s most successful morning program and on the country’s leading TV network, Mega Channel. An acclaimed author of several cookbooks dedicated to the art of Greek cooking, Chef Maria Loi’s book ‘Ancient Dining” was selected as the official book for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Today, she spends her time cooking, writing and educating the world about the timeless traditions of Greek cuisine and the benefits of a healthy Mediterranean diet. She has recently developed and co-produced a new TV show “It’s All Greek” which will air internationally this fall. Her show will demonstrate that Greek cuisine can be simply prepared, and mastered by anyone who has a desire to learn.
Elyros Extra Virgin Olive oil is produced from Cretan olive trees, some of which are the oldest in the world, dating back thousands of years. When the olives are mature, they are collected by hand and processed at a traditional olive mill in Stylos, Apokornas, where they are cold pressed only once. They use traditional methods of pressing to secure the highest nutritional value and give it the perfect aroma and taste. Elyros Extra Virgin Olive Oil is manufactured and distributed by: MKE Enterprise, Ltd., 375 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Tel: 212.447.0051, fax: 212.447.0068
Since 1955, the Fancy Food Shows have been North America’s largest specialty food and beverage marketplace. Between the Winter Show and the Summer Show, the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade events bring in more than 40,000 attendees from more than 80 countries to see 260,000 innovative specialty food products, such as confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more.
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For additional information on Chef Maria Loi or Elyros Extra Virgin Olive Oil or to schedule interviews, speaking engagements or public appearances, please contact Bettina L. Klinger, President, KlingerVision, Inc., (212) 592-1385 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chef Maria Loi's new website will include popular recipes and menus, the essential Greek pantry, cooking tips and episodes of her new show, www.cookingwithmarialoi.com