Olive Odyssey

Olive Odyssey

Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World

Book - 2014
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Accompanied by her husband and their ten-month-old son, Angus collects samples from ancient trees to determine where the first olive tree originated, feasts on inky black tapenades and codfish drizzled with olive oil, witnesses the harvesting of olives in Greece, and visits perhaps the oldest olive tree in the world on Crete. The result is a fascinating history and biography of this most influential and irresistible fruit.
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Greystone Books, ©2014
ISBN: 9781553655145
Branch Call Number: 664.362 ANG 2014
Characteristics: 321 pages : illustrations


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Nov 21, 2015

I loved this story of travel with a mission, travel with a baby on a sail boat, travel as a newly married couple. In investigating the history of the olive, I learned a deal about olive trees and olive oil, and gained an appreciation of how deeply they figure into Mediterranean history and exploration.

a5a22406 Aug 02, 2014

Excellent book by Julie (and her family). If you are into the history of the Mediterranean area - and good food and olive oil - you will enjoy this. A little too detailed at times, but overall a good read.

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