The Passionate Olive

101 Things to Do with Olive Oil
Product Number: EB00150374
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307489401
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Description

For more than four thousand years, the olive tree has been a symbol of abundance, peace, and longevity. Gifted by a goddess, revered by ancient cultures, and protected by emperors, the olive tree and its precious fruit have played important roles in civilization. Dubbed "liquid gold" by Homer, olive oil has been used for food, medicine, magic, beauty, and divine rituals. Baseball star Joe DiMaggio is even said to have soaked his bat in olive oil. And while it is no longer drawn upon to treat leprosy or massage elephants, the use of this versatile product is growing by leaps and bounds around the world. The Passionate Olive is the ultimate guide to this natural marvel. Along with olive legends and fascinating history, Carol Firenze shares the myriad practical uses of olive oil through the telling of her favorite family stories and by offering unique formulas and recipes. Restore luster to your pearls...?urb your cat's hair-ball problems...?ilence squeaky doors hinges...?oothe your sore throat and dry lips...?eplace artery-clogging butter in your favorite dishes with...?an you guess? The Passionate Olive reveals the secrets of how to enhance your life, love, and health with olive oil and merits a front-and-center spot among your most cherished books. It makes a beautiful gift, too, for just about everyone and every occasion. In fact, you and your friends will want to keep The Passionate Olive and a bottle of olive oil in your kitchen, your bathroom, and even your bedroom. From the Hardcover edition.

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Author(s): Carol Firenze
Original Publish Date: Apr 20, 2011

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