Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Extra Virginity : The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil , by Tom Mueller

Interesting but slightly overwrought nonfiction about the "sublime and scandalous world of olive oil." As much as I do enjoy microhistories, a major potential problem is always the possibility of the author losing sight of the big picture, not to make a joke, and Mueller here lost the forest for the olive.

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