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Author Mueller, Tom.

Title Extra virginity : the sublime and scandalous world of olive oil / Tom Mueller.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton, [2012]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  664.362 MUE    AVAILABLE
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Description 238 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents Prologue : Essences -- Olives and lives -- Oil bosses -- Olives sacred and profane -- The lovely burn -- Industrial oil -- Food revolutions -- New worlds of oil -- Epilogue : Mythologies -- Glossary -- Choosing good oil.
Summary 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."
Subject Olive oil -- History.
Olive oil industry -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Olive -- History.
Olive -- Folklore.
Food adulteration and inspection.
ISBN 9780393070217 (hardcover)
0393070212 (hardcover)
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