Virgin Territory: Exploring the World of Olive Oil

Virgin Territory: Exploring the World of Olive Oil

by Nancy Harmon Jenkins


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118203224
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,287,619
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

NANCY HARMON JENKINS has authored a number of books, including six cookbooks, as well as magazine and newspaper articles. She created AmorOlio, a program about olive oil in Italy, and is well known as an authority on Mediterranean cuisines and olive oil.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii

Introduction x

How I Tumbled (or stumbled) into Olive Oil 2

Olives and Oil: The Origins 20

Turning Olives into Oil 38

What Is Extra-Virgin Anyway and Why Should You (or I) Cure? 62

The Science 80

In the Kitchen, On the Table: Choosing and Using the Best 88

Introduction to the Recipes 106

Small Dishes: Antipasti, Meze, Tapas, and Snacks 111

Soups 139

Bread, Muffins, Biscuits, Crackers, Focagcia, and Pizza 157

Pasta, Rice, and Legeumes 175

Vegetables and Salads 197

Seafood 247

Meat and Poutry 271

Sauces 291

Sweets and Desserts 307

Appendix: How to Buy Live Some Extra Virgins to week Out 326

Bibliography 329

Index 331

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