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Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil (Hardcover)

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Description


But what if this symbol of purity has become deeply corrupt? Starting with an explosive article inThe 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.

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393070217
ISBN-10: 0393070212
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: December 5th, 2011
Pages: 238
Language: English