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By Fabrizia Lanza

Olives are right away a legendary food—bringing to brain scenes from old Rome and the Bible—and a daily foodstuff, given the ubiquity of olive oil in modern diets. during this succinct and fascinating historical past, Fabrizia Lanza strains the olive’s roots from antiquity, whilst olive oil used to be exalted for ritual reasons and used to anoint kings and athletes, to the 16th century, while Europeans introduced the olive to the recent international, to the current day, while, due to waves of immigration and the acclaim for the fit Mediterranean vitamin, the fruit has effectively conquered our palate.
 
Lanza describes the function that olive bushes, olives, and their oil have performed in myths, legends, and literature, in addition to within the daily lives of individuals residing during the Mediterranean. additionally integrated is an international collection of recipes that includes olives and olive oil that exhibit the fruit’s culinary range. A concise appendix of well known olive forms, geared up through nation, rounds out this informative account.
 
Featuring a wealth of old element, necessary descriptions, and scrumptious recipes, this ebook will switch the way you take into consideration that bottle of additional Virgin Olive Oil you achieve for out of behavior and swirl into the pan.

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