Where to Find More Information About Olive Oil
Thankfully, there’s no shortage of valuable information out there about olive oil. We have provided links to some great webpages, as well as some great books.
The Olive Oil Source
Their moto is “everything but the olive”, and they’re not kidding. They’re a great wealth of knowledge for “everything” that concerns the world of olive oil. From caring for your olive trees, to harvesting and preparing olive oil, they can help with everything. The Olive Oil Source has been a great resource for us. Their “Enjoying Olive Oil” section is also a great resource for learning more about olive oil in general.
The Olive Oil Times
The Olive Oil Times is also a great resource in regards to education. While they don’t have a web store, they follow the world’s “olive oil news”. They also have a great iOS app, as well as a great newsletter.
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
From Amazon.com: For 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.”