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Olive odyssey : searching for the secrets of the fruit that seduced the world /

by Angus, Julie.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books Ltd., 2014Description: 321 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781553655145; 9781771000062 (epub.).Subject(s): Olive -- History
Contents:
A modern boat for an ancient voyage -- Ancient olive groves -- Searching for wild olives -- An ancient food for modern foodies -- Coveting virginity -- Illumination and inspiration on the French Riviera -- Ancient civilizations, ancient oil -- The science of olives -- How to live like a centenarian -- The olive solution -- Something old and something new -- The birthplace of the olive -- Appendixes: A. Tips on hosting an olive oil tasting party -- B. Top questions about olive oil -- C. Olive oil and olive recipes.
Summary: The author collects samples to determine where the first olive tree originated, feasts on recipes made with good quality olive oil, and visits perhaps the oldest olive tree in the world - on the Greek island of Crete. The result is a fascinating history and biography of this most influential and irresistible fruit. List(s) this item appears in: Wellbeing collection
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Includes bibliographical references.

A modern boat for an ancient voyage -- Ancient olive groves -- Searching for wild olives -- An ancient food for modern foodies -- Coveting virginity -- Illumination and inspiration on the French Riviera -- Ancient civilizations, ancient oil -- The science of olives -- How to live like a centenarian -- The olive solution -- Something old and something new -- The birthplace of the olive -- Appendixes: A. Tips on hosting an olive oil tasting party -- B. Top questions about olive oil -- C. Olive oil and olive recipes.

The author collects samples to determine where the first olive tree originated, feasts on recipes made with good quality olive oil, and visits perhaps the oldest olive tree in the world - on the Greek island of Crete. The result is a fascinating history and biography of this most influential and irresistible fruit.

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