Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
Author: Tom Mueller
Overview: Olive oil has been enjoyed for millennia for its flavour and health benefits. It has been a symbol of wealth and strength for many civilizations throughout history, and has maintained a prestigious status until today. 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.". A great gift to complement any bottle of olive oil, and an absolute "must-read" for anyone who is truly serious about quality and Truth in Olive Oil!