Extra Virginity (Hardcover)

The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

By Tom Mueller

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393070217, 238pp.

Publication Date: December 5, 2011

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Paperback (4/8/2013)
MP3 CD (12/5/2011)
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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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