Extra Virginity

The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

By Tom Mueller
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393070217, 238pp.)

Publication Date: December 2011

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Description
"Extra Virginity" is the sacred history and profane present of a substance long seen as the essence of health and civilization.



About the Author
Tom Mueller writes for "The New Yorker" and other publications. He lives in a medieval stone farmhouse surrounded by olive groves in the Ligurian countryside outside of Genoa, Italy.


NPR
Monday, Dec 12, 2011

In his book Extra Virginity, Tom Mueller explains why you can't believe everything you read on olive oil labels. Much of the "extra-virgin" olive oil sold in the U.S. has actually been mixed with lower-priced, lower-grade oils and artificial coloring, he says. More at NPR.org

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