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    Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil (Hardback) By (author) Tom Mueller

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    DescriptionFor 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."

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    Extra Virginity
    The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Mueller
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393070217
    ISBN 10: 0393070212

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.0
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 240
    Ingram Subject Code: CW
    Libri: I-CW
    BIC subject category V2: WBT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
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    BISAC V2.8: CKB041000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14510
    BISAC V2.8: BUS077000, BUS023000, CKB105000
    B&T Approval Code: A14530000, A97402000
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    BISAC V2.8: BUS070120
    DC22: 641.3463
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    DC22: 664.362, 664/.362
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    LC classification: TP683 .M84 2012
    Thema V1.0: KCZ, KJZ, KNA, KNS, WBT
    Illustrations note
    colour plates
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    12 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    How long have readers been waiting for a book like this? A century? A millennium? Finally, the earth's most poetic food has found its storyteller. Essential, smart, and ridiculously overdue. --Bill Buford, author of Heat"