Extra virginity : the sublime and scandalous world of olive oil
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Published:
New York : W. W. Norton, c2012.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
238 pages : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
664.362 M947e
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664.362 M947e
Description
The sacred history and profane present of a substance long seen as the essence of health and civilization. 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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780393070217, 0393070212

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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, the author 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. It is also an 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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APA Citation (style guide)

Mueller, T. (2012). Extra virginity: the sublime and scandalous world of olive oil. New York: W. W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mueller, Tom. 2012. Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil. New York: W. W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Mueller, Tom, Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil. New York: W. W. Norton, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Mueller, Tom. Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil. New York: W. W. Norton, 2012. Print.

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