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  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Absolute Press; New edition edition (1 Jun 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1899791388
  • ISBN-13: 978-1899791385
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.6 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 180,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mort Rosenblum brings poetry, history, humor, and passion to the noble olive. -Martha Stewart Filled with history, lore, scandal, gossip, politics, recipes, health tips and even Mafia intrigue, Olives is as perceptive as it is passionate. -Patricia Wells, author of" Bistro Cooking" A dazzling book of olive mania. -Nancy McKeon, "The Washington Post Book World " Delicious . . . A blend of first-rate travel writing and first-rate food writing. -Michael Pakenham, "The Baltimore Sun" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Mort Rosenblum is a special correspondent to the Associated Press and the author of "Who Stole the News? "and "The Secret Life of the Seine." He lives in Provence. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Shopalot on 4 Feb 2008
Format: Paperback
Wonderfully crafted work tracing the olive tree, it's fruit and oil throughout the Med. Having a quirky, wry way with words, the author offers many laugh out loud moments; once describing a poorly pruned tree in Palestine as being capable of hiding "a peacock in a Day-Glo T-shirt" in it's unruly branches. His journeys are further brought to life with recipes and glorious pencil drawings of the fabled fruit. Well researched it exposes a few gaps and glaring mistakes in more recent works, proving that the olive path is easily followed, not so easily portrayed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Hiscock on 10 April 2010
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An interesting, diverse and well written book by an author with a genuine love for his subject.
Well worth a read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Virginia B. Keyder on 24 Aug 2012
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A little meandering (but that's the point), a little out of date, but fundamental to understanding today's olive oil craze.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Michael Hunter on 2 Sep 2002
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Rosenblum, an american journalist, bought a derilect farm in Provence and then, finding it included a hundred or so olive trees, fell in love with the olive. This story has been done before, but he researched olive growing and oil making through the mediterannean and elsewhere, culminating in designer oils in California...
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By kamala on 28 July 2014
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A really unusual book. We have an olive grove of 180 trees and I wanted to know more about olives in general. This certainly fits the bill and immerses you in olive culture, both personal and agricultural.
Not sure how appealing it would be if you don't have your own trees but it suited me very well.
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