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Extra virginity : the sublime and scandalous world of olive oil

Author: Tom Mueller
Publisher: London : Atlantic, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The best oils are made by authentic artist-craftsmen, who marry centuries-old agricultural wisdom with cutting-edge extraction technology, and now produce the finest oils in history. However, these producers are being steadily driven from the market: extra-virgin olive oil is difficult and expensive to make, yet alarmingly easy to adulterate. Skilled oil criminals are flooding the market with low-cost, faux  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Mueller
ISBN: 9781848870062 184887006X
OCLC Number: 820901480
Notes: Originally published: New York: W.W. Norton.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
Contents: Prologue: Essences; 1. Olives and Lives; 2. Oil Bosses; 3. Olives Sacred and Profane; 4. The Lovely Burn; 5. Industrial Oil; 6. Food Revolutions; 7. New Worlds of Oil; Epilogue: My Thologies; Glossary; Appendix: Choosing Good Oil.
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Extra Virginity is a rich, fluid and evocative account of the history and alchemy of olive oil, and of how the finest artisanal oil-manufacturers - in the deep south of Italy, around the  Read more...

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