Olive oil has become a staple in most kitchens. With the fat brigade poo-pooing butter, many of us use olive oil to cook. Even more of us use olive oils to make salad dressings, pastes, dips and more. But how much do we really know about the golden oil that we regularly put into our bodies?
In his incredibly informative and politically important book Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, author-researcher Tom Muller tells the whole story of the oil we extract from the unique olive. It is a scary read but a must-read. It is a wise reminder of the importance of knowing where consumer products, particularly foodstuff, come from. Long Story Short? Do Your Homework! Advertisers, marketers, the media and businesses can easily fool you. Here are some of the most worry-inducing points from the book: read more