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Extra virginity : the sublime and scandalous world of olive oil

Author: Tom Mueller
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 ritual. Today's researchers are continuing to confirm the remarkable, life giving properties of true extra-virgin, and "extra-virgin Italian" has become the highest standard of quality. But what if this symbol of purity has become deeply corrupt? Starting with an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Mueller
ISBN: 9780393070217 0393070212
OCLC Number: 780954413
Description: 238 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue : Essences --
Olives and lives --
Oil bosses --
Olives sacred and profane --
The lovely burn --
Industrial oil --
Food revolutions --
New worlds of oil --
Epilogue : Mythologies --
Glossary --
Choosing good oil.
Responsibility: Tom Mueller.

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The sacred history and profane present of a substance long seen as the essence of health and civilization.  Read more...

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How long have readers been waiting for a book like this? A century? A millennium? Finally, the earth's most poetic food has found its storyteller. Essential, smart, and ridiculously overdue. --Bill Read more...

 
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