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Extra Virginity

The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

Extra Virginity

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Extra Virginity

Extra Virginity

The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

Audio Library Digital

12/05/2011

611 minutes

9781611203509

Audio Retail Digital

12/05/2011

611 minutes

9781611203516

Audio CD

12/05/2011

8 Audio CD

611 minutes

9781611203486

Audio MP3 CD

12/05/2011

2 Audio MP3 CD

611 minutes

9781611203530

Playaway

12/05/2011

611 minutes

9781611203523

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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.'

Quotes:

3 out of 4 stars. Mueller builds a convincing case...gives readers the tools to find honestly and lovingly produced product., USA Today

January Editor's Pick. [Narrator] Peter Ganim narrates with appropriate surprise, occasional outrage, and always energy and excitement. His excellent Italian and his deep base voice suit the text. His voicing of the many personalities Mueller interviews and even his reading of the glossary at the end are most entertaining...a must listen..., Sound Commentary

...engaging story..., Publishers Weekly

Starred review. Engrossing history, vivid contemporary reporting, and a cogent call to action, expertly blended in an illuminating text., Kirkus

[Ganim's] voice lavishes the descriptions of beautiful landscapes of olive groves and delicious olive-oil-infused cuisine with audible love. He gives studied accents to the global range of olive oil producers, farmers, professors, and wholesalers, according to their country of origin., AudioFile Magazine

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