Olive Odyssey: Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World

Hardcover | April 18, 2014

byJulie Angus

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Inspired by her Syrian forebears' intimate relationship with the olive, Julie Angus embarks on a voyage around the Mediterranean to unlock the secrets of the fruit that meant so much to them. Accompanied by her husband and their ten-month-old son, Angus collects samples from ancient trees to determine where the first olive tree originated; feasts on inky black tapenades and codfish drizzled with olive oil, among many other delights; witnesses the harvesting of olives in Greece; and visits perhaps the oldest olive tree in the world, on Crete. The result is a fascinating history and biography of this most influential and irresistible fruit.

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Inspired by her Syrian forebears' intimate relationship with the olive, Julie Angus embarks on a voyage around the Mediterranean to unlock the secrets of the fruit that meant so much to them. Accompanied by her husband and their ten-month-old son, Angus collects samples from ancient trees to determine where the first olive tree origina...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:April 18, 2014Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1553655141

ISBN - 13:9781553655145

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