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Olive : a global history

Author: Fabrizia Lanza
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2011.
Series: Edible.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A global selection of recipes featuring olives and olive oil showcases the fruit's culinary diversity. Featuring a wealth of historical detail, this book will be a popular addition to all food lovers' bookshelves.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fabrizia Lanza
ISBN: 9781861898685 1861898681
OCLC Number: 712117472
Description: 125 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: The ancient roots of the olive --
Ointments, anointments and holy oil : the olive in ritual --
Harvesting, pressing and curing --
The olive meets the New World --
Good fat and bad fat : the Mediterranean diet --
Recipes.
Series Title: Edible.
Responsibility: Fabrizia Lanza.

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A succinct and engaging history of the olive from antiquity to the present day, this book describes the role that olive trees, olives and their oil have played in myths, legends and literature, as  Read more...

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