Olive Oil: From Tree to Table

Overview

In Olive Oil: From Tree to Table, acclaimed food writer Peggy Knickerbocker and photographer Laurie Smith trace the voyage of the succulent oil. They take us to the rustic orchards of Greece, Spain, Italy, and California; show us the fascinating process of harvesting the fruit and extracting the shimmering essence; and let us taste the exquisite results through their own trusted recipes. From a simple tasting to a lavish feast, here are countless ways to enjoy the fruity savor of pure olive oil. With a foreword ...
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Overview

In Olive Oil: From Tree to Table, acclaimed food writer Peggy Knickerbocker and photographer Laurie Smith trace the voyage of the succulent oil. They take us to the rustic orchards of Greece, Spain, Italy, and California; show us the fascinating process of harvesting the fruit and extracting the shimmering essence; and let us taste the exquisite results through their own trusted recipes. From a simple tasting to a lavish feast, here are countless ways to enjoy the fruity savor of pure olive oil. With a foreword by Maggie Blyth Klein, author of The Feast of the Olive and co-owner of Oliveto, a premier San Francisco Bay Area restaurant serving Mediterranean-style cuisine, Olive Oil is an inspirational homage to this most delectable of ingredients.
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I love this book! What a fantastic telling of olive oil's history and charms, and what an extraordinary cookbook too. Anne Lamott

A wonderful guidelbook for anyone wishing to explore the tasty nuances of the noble olive. Mort Rosenblum

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811861762
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 11/29/2007
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 825,680
  • Product dimensions: 9.62 (w) x 10.12 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Knickerbocker is a food and travel writer who lives in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Saveur, Food & Wine, Gourmet, House & Garden, Travel & Leisure, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.

Laurie Smith has had her gorgeous photographs appear in such publications as the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times as well as in Saveur, Time, and Garden Design magazines.

Maggie Blyth Klein is the author of The Feast of the Olive (Chronicle Books).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2000

    Great stuff for the casual chef.

    'Olive Oil' is the first culinary book I ever purchased, and I enjoyed it immensely.

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