The definitive book on Australian olives and olive oil, Extra Virgin covers everything from the arrival of the country’s first olive tree in 1900 to the current craze for all things olive. Contributors include Stefano Manfredi, Stephanie Alexander, Joe Grilli, Lew Kathreptis, Ian Parmenter, Maggie Beer, Ann Oliver and Rosa Matto.
Life is a journey. But as 23-year-old New Zealander Tara Forbes discovers, the route we each must take isn't always the one of our choosing. After a shock departure from her home town, Tara undertakes a quest for the answers to a family secret, which propels her into a surprising adventure on the other side of the world. There, she finds much more than she'd expected - love, friendship, fame and all-night parties but, even more so, anonymity and the chance to reinvent herself. Yet experimentation and excesses come at a price, and sometimes we pay dearly for our mistakes. As she struggles to honor a promise to her cherished grandmother, Tara's journey of self-discovery brings her to a place she could never have imagined, and she learns that life, with all its joys and tragedies, shapes us into what we are truly destined to be. Rachel Knowles writes a refreshing and innovative novel that subtly intertwines the philosophy of human nature with scintillating fiction. The result is a thought-provoking and immensely entertaining read.
DEBI MAZAR and GABRIELE CORCOS are ambassadors of contemporary Tuscan cooking. In Extra Virgin, food, family, and style come together in a celebration of the pleasures of the rustic Italian table with 120 recipes for simple yet exquisite meals that are accessible, full of fresh flavor, and easy to prepare. Gabriele is a traditional Italian with a big heart, and Debi is an outgoing, brash New York City girl. Their sassy and playful exchanges illuminate what’s important in everyday life: good food and a lot of love. Ranging from traditional antipasti and soups to their spin on entrees, pizzas, and desserts, recipes include Pecorino and Honey Dip, a sweet and salty way to start a meal; tangy, luscious Grilled Apricots with Goat Cheese Ricotta, inspired by wild Tuscan apricot trees; and Sausage and Beans, which offers hints of fennel in a Tuscan red sauce. Here, too, are Braised Artichokes softened in guanciale-infused oil, Breakfast Pizza, and Coffee Granita just as Italians make it. So flag these recipes, get sauce on them, let splashes of olive oil mark the pages—and invite Debi and Gabriele’s charisma and passion for cooking to spill into your kitchen.
A small stone house deep among the olive groves of Liguria, going for the price of a dodgy second-hand car. Annie Hawes and her sister, on the spot by chance, have no plans whatsoever to move to the Italian Riviera but find naturally that it's an offer they can't refuse. The laugh is on the Foreign Females who discover that here amongst the hardcore olive farming folk their incompetence is positively alarming. Not to worry: the thrifty villagers of Diano San Pietro are on the case, and soon plying the Pallid Sisters with advice, ridicule, tall tales and copious hillside refreshments ...
According to European legislation, extra virgin is the top gradeof olive oils. It has a superior level of health properties andflavour compared to virgin and refined olive oils. Mediterraneancountries still produce more than 85% of olive oil globally, butthe constant increase of demand for extra virgin olive oil has ledto new cultivation and production in other areas of the world,including California, Australia, China, South Africa and SouthAmerica. At the same time, olive oil’s sensory properties andhealth benefits are increasingly attracting the attention andinterest of nutritionists, food processors, manufacturers and foodservices. Progress and innovation in olive cultivation, harvestingand milling technologies as well as in oil handling, storage andselling conditions make it possible to achieve even higher qualitylevels than those stipulated for extra virgin oils. As aconsequence, a new segment – excellent extra virgin oliveoils – is increasingly attracting the attention of the marketand earning consumers’ preference. The Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Handbook provides a completeaccount of olive oil’s composition, health properties,quality, and the legal standards surrounding its production. Thebook is divided into convenient sections focusing on extra virginolive oil as a product, the process by which it is made, and theprocess control system through which its quality is assured. Anappendix presents a series of tables and graphs with useful data,including conversion factors, and the chemical and physicalcharacteristics of olive oil. This book is aimed at people involved in the industrial productionas well as in the marketing and use of extra virgin olive oil whoare looking for practical information, which avoids overly academiclanguage, but which is still scientifically and technically sound.The main purpose of the handbook is to guide operators involved inthe extra virgin olive oil chain in making the most appropriatedecisions about product quality and operating conditions in theproduction and distribution processes. To these groups, the mostimportant questions are practical ones of why, how, how often, howmuch will it cost, and so on. The Extra-Virgin Olive OilHandbook will provide the right answers to these key practicalconsiderations, in a simple, clear yet precise and up-to-dateway.
Everyday Healthy Recipes Free From Wheat, Dairy and Refined Sugar
Author: Susan Jane White
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
The No.1 bestselling cookbook from sassy food revolutionary Susan Jane White, full of seriously tasty recipes for high energy and glowing health, all free from wheat, dairy and refined sugar. When Irish food writer Susan Jane White was advised to stay away from wheat, dairy and refined sugar during a debilitating illness, her food future seemed bleak, bland and boring. So, drawing on her gastronomic background, she created seriously tasty recipes that didn’t compromise her health. The result? Susan Jane’s energy levels went through the roof and her friends and family began to look for her ‘free-from’ recipes whether or not they had intolerances. Packed with Susan Jane’s delicious wheat-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free recipes and full of invaluable advice for anyone starting out on their own health journey, The Extra Virgin Kitchen is your ideal kitchen companion. Funny, informative and full of personality, The Extra Virgin Kitchen will change how you cook, eat and view food forever. Get ready to embrace healthy eating and nutritious cooking – with no sacrifice to fun or flavour! ‘If anyone ever needed proof that super-healthy food makes a huge difference to your energy levels, immune system and general vitality, then one look at the ever-effervescent Susan Jane White would tell you everything you need to know.’ Bestselling chef Rachel Allen ‘Do you and your body a favour – read this book. Susan Jane White knows what's good for you and it doesn't hurt that she writes like a dream.’ Róisín Ingle, The Irish Times ‘Hilariously written and filled with do-able and exciting new recipes.’ Food writer and TV personality Donal Skehan Also by Susan Jane White: The Virtuous Tart – Sinful but Saintly Recipes for Sweets, Treats and Snacks You can watch Susan Jane in action on Jamie Oliver’s Drinks Tube YouTube channel.
Long used in sacred ceremonies and associated with good health, the nutritional and health promoting benefits of olives and olive oils have been proven by an ever-increasing body of science. From cardiovascular benefits to anti-microbial, anti-cancer, antioxidant activity and effects on macrophages and aptoptosis to cellular and pathophysiollogical process, olives and olive oils are proving important in many healthful ways. For example, reactive components in olive oils or olive oil by-products have now been isolated and identified. These include tyrosol, hydroxytyrosol, 3,4-dihydroxyphenyl acetic acid elenolic acid and oleuropein. Oleic acid is the main monosaturated fatty acid of olive oil. These have putative protective effects and modulate the biochemistry of a variety of cell types including those of the vascular system. Some but not all components have been characterised by their putative pharmacological properties. It is possible that usage of these aforementioned products may have beneficial application in other disease. However, in order for this cross-fertilization to take place, a comprehensive understanding of olives and olive oils is required. Finding this knowledge in a single volume provides a key resource for scientists in a variety of food an nutritional roles. Key Features: * Explores olives and olive oil from their general aspects to the detailed level of important micro-and micronutrients * Includes coverage of various methodologies for analysis to help scientists and chemists determine the most appropriate option for their own studies, including those of olive-related compounds in other foods * Relates, in a single volume resource, information for food and nutritional chemists, pharmaceutical scientists, nutritionists and dieticians * Presents information in three key categories: General aspects of olives an olive oils; Nutritional, pharmacological and metabolic properties of olives and olive oil; Specific components of olive oil and their effects on tissue and body systems
Judith Schaecter's stained glass narratives are a paradoxical assemblage of medieval depictions, mediated by contemporary tales of human failings. Hers is a demented carnival world, made claustrophobic by dizzying arrays of texture, obsessive detail and intense color. In a field much better known for abstraction, her imagery relies on painstaking draftsmanship and the figure. Indeed, the artist has given new meaning to the stained glass genre precisely by adopting its historical narrative function. The artist balances the methods of painting on glass that harken back to the middle ages with an unmistakably contemporary style aligned with those of underground comics and political artists