Extra Virginity Book
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 olive oil. But what if this symbol of health and purity has become deeply corrupt? Extra Virginity is an explosive story of oil fraud—a story of globalization, deception, and crime in the food industry from ancient times to the present, but it is also an inspiring account of the artisanal producers, food activists, chemists, and chefs who are defending the extraordinary oils that truly deserve the name extra virgin.