Extra Virgin: An Australian Companion to Olives and Olive Oil
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Extra Virgin: An Australian Companion to Olives and Olive Oil

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The definitive book on Australian olives and olive oil, Extra Virgin covers everything from the arrival of the country’s first olive tree in 1900 to the current craze for all things olive. Contributors include Stefano Manfredi, Stephanie Alexander, Joe Grilli, Lew Kathreptis, Ian Parmenter, Maggie Beer, Ann Oliver and RosaMatto.
Paperback, 156 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by Wakefield Press (first published 1998)
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Deborah Ideiosepius
This is one of those rare and impressive books that manage to combine both recipes and narrative into a smooth integrity of a book, one can’t read it completely as a recipe book but you can ignore the recipes and read it wholly as narrative.

The introduction of this book talks about the history of olives in Australia. As the first European settlers were almost exclusively English (not, at the time known for their contributions to world cuisine) it was surprising to me to realise that olive trees...more
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