Extra Virginity by Tom Mueller was released in January of this year and has become a New York Times best seller. This description taken from the book itself:
The sacred history and profane present of a substance long seen as the essence of health and civilization.
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’s 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.”
The book is available from Kalahari.com. If you’ve read the book, leave your thoughts on it in the comments section below.