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    DescriptionFor 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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    Extra Virginity
    The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Mueller, Read by Peter Ganim
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 119 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9781611203486
    ISBN 10: 1611203481

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    B&T General Subject: 240
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    Libri: I-JN
    DC22: 641.509
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    DC21: 641.509
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
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    LC classification: TP683 .M845 2011B
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    Edition statement
    Dreamscape Media
    Imprint name
    Dreamscape Media
    Publication date
    05 December 2011
    Author Information
    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.READER BIO Peter Ganim is an American actor of stage, television and film. And he does voiceovers. A lot of them. He began in front of the microphone in 1994, with corporate and incentive travel narration. In 2005, he hung out the shingle at PGVS, focusing on commercials for radio and television as well as audiobooks. He is accredited and certified by a number of organizations with cool acronyms, like AFTRA, SAG, the APA and SaVoa.
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    A Best History, Current Events, Contemporary Issues Audiobook of 2012. ""[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..."" - SoundCommentary ""[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 Starred review. ""Engrossing history, vivid contemporary reporting, and a cogent call to action, expertly blended in an illuminating text."" - Kirkus Reviews 3 out of 4 stars. ""Mueller builds a convincing case...gives readers the tools to find honestly and lovingly produced product."" - USA Today .".".engaging story..."" - Publishers Weekly ""Extra Virginity promises a journey into the 'sublime and scandalous world of olive oil' and delivers on that promise. Readers of this book will never again look at olive oil in the same way."" - New York Journal of Books ""a sparkling, stylish, sharply observed narrative that entertains and educates."" - The Dallas Morning News ""Extra-virgin olive oil is glorious, complex and slippery...that's bountifully clear in Tom Mueller's expansive, fascinating exploration...Mueller manages to fuse the poetry and business of olives into a riveting tale that also sheds light on food politics more broadly. The growing legion of olive oil aficionados are destined to adore it, especially the useful index telling them how and where to buy."" - Macleans ""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