Olive Crazy: All About Olives and Olive Oil
Dec 042011

Every day I read lots of material about the olive, some from books and others from the internet. Each week I share with you the articles, recipes, research documents, and other information I find on the internet. Most of it is very interesting and some of it inspires me to write an article or two of my own. None of these links are in any way my opinion or are endorsed by me. I am sharing.

Olive Links of the Week

This past week was a big week for olive oil and I am dedicating my links of the week to one single link – read on. Amidst all the harvesting and milling going on in California a potentially game changing event took place. Author Tom Mueller unveiled at the University of California’s Davis campus his expose of the international olive oil business. The book is entitled Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil.

Olive Crazy’s “gal on the scene” was UC Davis Olive Center’s Chemist and Research Director, Selina Wang (no she doesn’t work for me – she was nice enough to offer to be Olive Crazy’s eyes and ears at the event). Selina reported that lots of supporters attended the event, that Tom Mueller’s talk was both inspiring and encouraging, the conversation at the event was mostly about the importance of good quality olive oil, and there was lots of fresh olive oil to taste. Sounds fantastic to me. Thank you Selina.

Here is my link of the week:

The Extra Virginity website, which is a supplement to the book. My hope is that after the book tour and no-doubt deserved vacation, Tom will keep us apprised, via the Extra Virginity website, of sublime and scandalous events.

May the sun shine through your branches.


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