Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, Tom Mueller
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Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

Author: Tom Mueller

Narrator: Peter Ganim

Unabridged: 10 hr 10 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC

Published: 12/05/2011

Genre: Cooking - Health & Healing


For millennia, fresh olive oil has been a necessity - for food, medicine, beauty, and religion. Today's researchers continue 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 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. Extra Virginity is an inspiring account of the people who are defending the extraordinary oils that truly deserve the name 'extra-virgin.'

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