Extra Virginity  The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
Score: 3.5
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Extra Virginity The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil


  • Author : Tom Mueller
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-12-05
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393083484


Extra Virginity The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil Book Description :

"[Mueller reveals] the brazen fraud in the olive oil industry and [teaches] readers how to sniff out the good stuff." —Dwight Garner, New York Times 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 rituals. But this symbol of purity has become deeply corrupt. A superbly crafted combination of cultural history and food manifesto, Extra Virginity takes us on a journey through the world of olive oil, opening our eyes to olive oil’s rich past as well as to the fierce contemporary struggle between oil fraudsters of the globalized food industry and artisan producers whose oil truly deserves the name "extra virgin."...

Extra Virginity
Score: 3
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Extra Virginity


  • Author : Tom Mueller
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014-07-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782395423


Extra Virginity Book Description :

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 extra-virgins, reaping rich profits and undercutting honest producers, whilst authorities in Italy, the US and elsewhere turn a blind eye. From the feisty pugliese woman of sixty struggling to keep the family business afloat to her industrialist neighbour who has allegedly grown wealthy on counterfeit oil, to Benedictine monks in Western Australia...

Extra Virginity

Extra Virginity


  • Author : Tom Mueller
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2013-04-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393343618


Extra Virginity Book Description :

Exposes corruption in the olive oil industry, from ancient times to the present, and describes the lax rules that permit fake and even toxic foods into the United States....

Extra Virginity  The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Extra Virginity The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil


  • Author : Tom Mueller
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-12-05
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393070217


Extra Virginity The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil Book Description :

Expanding on his article in The New Yorker an olive oil expert uncovers corruption in the food industry, from ancient times to the present, and describes the lax rules that permit fake and even toxic foods into the United States....

Crisis of Conscience

Crisis of Conscience


  • Author : Tom Mueller
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698405103


Crisis of Conscience Book Description :

"'Unauthorized disclosures' by whistleblowers are the lifeblood of a republic. As many of Mueller's fascinating cases show, misplaced loyalty--exclusively to a boss or an organization or a president--can be betrayal: of the health of consumers, of an oath to the Constitution, or of a war's worth of lives." -Daniel Ellsberg A David-and-Goliath story for our times: the riveting account of the heroes who are fighting a rising tide of wrongdoing by the powerful, and showing us the path forward. We live in a period of sweeping corruption -- and a golden age of whistleblowing. Over the past few decades, principled insiders who expose wrongdoing have gained unprecedented legal and social stature, emerging as the government's best weapon against corporate mi...

The Chemical Story of Olive Oil

The Chemical Story of Olive Oil


  • Author : Richard Blatchly
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2017-02-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782628569


The Chemical Story of Olive Oil Book Description :

Despite the growing interest in olive oil, most people know very little about what it is or how it is made. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of olive oil from the tree to table, from a molecular and personal perspective. Growers often do not know what is happening at a molecular level or why certain practices produce superior or inferior results, for example, why adjusting a temperature rewards them with winning oils. This book aims to provide some of the answers as well as the importance of the chemicals responsible for the flavour and health effects. Readers will also get a deeper understanding of what makes an extra virgin olive oil authentic and how scientists are helping to fight fraud regarding this valuable commodity. Including ane...

The Little Book of Olive Oil Tips

The Little Book of Olive Oil Tips


  • Author : Andrew Langley
  • Publisher : Absolute Press
  • Release Date : 2008-03-06
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1904573916


The Little Book of Olive Oil Tips Book Description :

Safeguard your bottles from light and heat. Create amazing aioli, the greatest gazpacho, the perfect pasta dish, and magnificently moist cakes (marvellous marinades and delectable dressings too). There are useful notes on how to flavor your oils, and some skin-soft solutions to help with shaving and moisturizing. "Little Book of Olive Oil Tips" is a great and glossy collection of tips....

Olive Production Manual

Olive Production Manual


  • Author : G. Steven Sibbett
  • Publisher : UCANR Publications
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1879906147


Olive Production Manual Book Description :

This bestselling manual is the definitive guide to olive production in California. This 180-page manual is fully illustrated with 40 tables, 19 line drawings, and 36 charts, and 100 color and black and white photos. The most notable additions to this edition include a new chapter on deficit irrigation, a greatly expanded chapter on olive oil production, and coverage of four new pests, including the olive fly. Includes production techniques for commercial growers worldwide - from orchard planning and maintenance to harvesting and postharvest processing. Contains information on pollination, pruning for shaker and vertical rotating comb harvest, mechanical pruning, deficit irrigation, mechanical harvesting methods including trunk-shaking and canopy cont...

The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Handbook

The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Handbook


  • Author : Claudio Peri
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-04-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118460450


The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Handbook Book Description :

The Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Handbook According to European legislation, extra-virgin is the top grade of olive oils. It has superior health properties and flavour compared to virgin and refined olive oils. Mediterranean countries still produce more than 85% of the world's olive oil, but the constant increase of demand for extra-virgin olive oil has led to new cultivation and production in other areas of the world, including California, Australia, China, South Africa and South America. At the same time, olive oil’s sensory properties and health benefits are increasingly attracting the attention and interest of nutritionists, food processors, manufacturers and food services. Progress and innovation in olive cultivation, harvesting and milling technolo...

The Passionate Olive

The Passionate Olive


  • Author : Carol Firenze
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2011-04-20
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307489401


The Passionate Olive Book Description :

For more than four thousand years, the olive tree has been a symbol of abundance, peace, and longevity. Gifted by a goddess, revered by ancient cultures, and protected by emperors, the olive tree and its precious fruit have played important roles in civilization. Dubbed “liquid gold” by Homer, olive oil has been used for food, medicine, magic, beauty, and divine rituals. Baseball star Joe DiMaggio is even said to have soaked his bat in olive oil. And while it is no longer drawn upon to treat leprosy or massage elephants, the use of this versatile product is growing by leaps and bounds around the world. The Passionate Olive is the ultimate guide to this natural marvel. Along with olive legends and fascinating history, Carol Firenze shares the myri...