Olive Odyssey: Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That by Julie Angus PDF

By Julie Angus

When Julie Angus visits her family members in Syria, the place they proceed a centuries-old culture of constructing olive oil, she knows that the olive is on the very center of who they're. Her interest piqued, she starts to ask yourself in regards to the origins and historical past of this fruit that has intended a lot to them. Angus, her husband, and their ten-month-old son embark on a Mediterranean voyage to retrace the path of the Phoenicians and detect who ate the 1st olive and discovered to make oil from it, why it turned such an influential commodity for lots of of the best civilizations, and the way it increased from its earliest roots within the center East. As they sail the fabulous waters of the Mediterranean, Angus and her husband acquire samples from old bushes, checking out them to figure out the place the 1st olive tree originated. in addition they ceremonial dinner on inky black tapenades in Cassis, nibble on codfish and chickpeas creamed in olive oil in Sardinia, witness the harvesting of olives in Greece, and stopover at possibly the oldest olive tree on this planet, on Crete.

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