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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

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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.'

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Globalization, deception, crime - how Extra-Virgin Olive Oil became corrupt.

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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.

 

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ISBN:
9781611203486
Author:
Mueller, Tom
Publisher:
Dreamscape Media
Author:
Ganim, Peter
Subject:
History
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Historical Food and Cooking
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.79 x 0.49 in 0.4 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » World History » General

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