Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil (Paperback)

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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 explosive article in The New Yorker, Tom Mueller has become the world's expert on olive oil and olive oil fraud-a story of globalization, deception, and crime in the food industry from ancient times to the present, and a powerful indictment of today's lax protections against fake and even toxic food products in the United States. A rich and deliciously readable narrative, Extra Virginity is also an inspiring account of the artisanal producers, chemical analysts, chefs, and food activists who are defending the extraordinary oils that truly deserve the name "extra-virgin."

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    ISBN 9780393343618
    Genre COOKING / History
    Format Paperback
    Pages 257
    Publisher Date 2013-04-08 00:00:00.0
    Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.7 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Mueller, Tom
    Country of Origin United States

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