Fill in the information below, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller (W. W. Norton, 2011).
Note: You can enter one time per e-mail address per day. Deadline is noon (12 p.m.) ET 8.26.13.
From the book description: “For millennia, fresh olive oil has been one of life’s necessities-not just as food but also as medicine, a beauty aid, and a vital element of religious ritual. Today’s researchers are continuing 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 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.’ ”
Hmm. Makes us think a little harder about our slice of Olive Oil Cake, so we’d better get reading.
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