Extra Virginity: The Sublime And Scandalous World Of Olive Oil

byTom Mueller

Paperback | April 9, 2013

Extra Virginity: The Sublime And Scandalous World Of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller
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"[Mueller reveals] the brazen fraud in the olive oil industry and [teaches] readers how to sniff out the good stuff." —Dwight Garner, New York Times

For millennia, fresh olive oil has been one of life’s necessities—not just as food but also as medicine, a beauty aid, and a vital element of religious rituals. But this symbol of purity has become deeply corrupt. A superbly crafted combination of cultural history and food manifesto, Extra Virginity takes us on a journey through the world of olive oil, opening our eyes to olive oil’s rich past as well as to the fierce contemporary struggle between oil fraudsters of the globalized food industry and artisan producers whose oil truly deserves the name "extra virgin."

Tom Mueller writes for The New Yorker and other publications. He lives in a medieval stone farmhouse surrounded by olive groves in the Ligurian countryside outside of Genoa, Italy.
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Title:Extra Virginity: The Sublime And Scandalous World Of Olive OilFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.24 X 5.45 X 0.74 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.24 X 5.45 X 0.74 inPublished:April 9, 2013Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393343618

ISBN - 13:9780393343618

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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