Extra Virginity (MP3 CD)

The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

By Tom Mueller, Peter Ganim (Narrated by)

Dreamscape Media, 9781611203530

Publication Date: December 5, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/8/2013)
Hardcover (12/5/2011)
Compact Disc (12/5/2011)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (12/5/2011)

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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.'

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.READER BIO Peter Ganim is an American actor of stage, television and film. And he does voiceovers. A lot of them. He began in front of the microphone in 1994, with corporate and incentive travel narration. In 2005, he hung out the shingle at PGVS, focusing on commercials for radio and television as well as audiobooks. He is accredited and certified by a number of organizations with cool acronyms, like AFTRA, SAG, the APA and SaVoa.