Extra Virginity by Tom Mueller audiobook

Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

By Tom Mueller
Read by Peter Ganim

Dreamscape 9780393070217
10.18 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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For millennia, fresh oliveoil 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 arecontinuing to confirm the remarkable, life-giving properties of trueextra-virgin, and “extra-virgin Italian” has become the highest standard ofquality. But what if this symbol ofpurity has become deeply corrupt? Starting with an explosive article in the New Yorker, Tom Muellerhas become the world’s expert on olive oil and olive oil fraud, a story ofglobalization, deception, and crime in the food industry from ancient times tothe present, and a powerful indictment of today’s lax protections against fakeand even toxic food products in the United States. A rich and deliciouslyreadable narrative, Extra Virginity is also an inspiring account of theartisanal producers, chemical analysts, chefs, and food activists who aredefending the extraordinary oils that truly deserve the name “extra-virgin.”

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A New York Times bestseller

For millennia, fresh oliveoil 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 arecontinuing to confirm the remarkable, life-giving properties of trueextra-virgin, and “extra-virgin Italian” has become the highest standard ofquality.

But what if this symbol ofpurity has become deeply corrupt? Starting with an explosive article in the New Yorker, Tom Muellerhas become the world’s expert on olive oil and olive oil fraud, a story ofglobalization, deception, and crime in the food industry from ancient times tothe present, and a powerful indictment of today’s lax protections against fakeand even toxic food products in the United States. A rich and deliciouslyreadable narrative, Extra Virginity is also an inspiring account of theartisanal producers, chemical analysts, chefs, and food activists who aredefending the extraordinary oils that truly deserve the name “extra-virgin.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The New Yorker writer does for his subject what Susan Orlean did for orchids.” Columbus Dispatch
Extra Virginity does for olive oil what Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation did for hamburgers. Mueller traces the history of this valuable product from antiquity to the present, but the really disturbing part is his expose of the inferior quality control and outright fraud among today’s oil producers.” Hollywood Reporter
“Mueller builds a convincing case for olive oil as one of the most miraculous and versatile substances in all of nature…Passionately written yet clear-headed.” USA Today
Extra Virginity may make you reconsider the extra you’re paying for ‘extra.’” Wall Street Journal
“Mueller reveals the brazen fraud in the olive oil industry and teaches readers how to sniff out the good stuff.” New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Tom Mueller

Author Bio: Tom Mueller

Tom Mueller is a journalist and author whose writing has appeared in the New Yorker, National Geographic, New York Times Magazine, and the Atlantic Monthly. He is the author of Crisis of Conscience and Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English