Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Olive : A Global History, Hardback Book

Olive : A Global History Hardback

Part of the Edible series

Hardback

Description

Olives are at once a mythical food - bringing to mind scenes from Ancient Rome and the Bible - and an everyday one, given the ubiquity of olive oil in contemporary diets.

In this original, succinct and engaging history Fabrizia Lanza traces the olive's roots from antiquity, when olive oil was exalted for ritual purposes and used to anoint kings and athletes; to the sixteenth century, when Europeans brought the olive to the New World; to the present day, when the fruit and its oil have successfully conquered our palates, in part thanks to waves of global immigration and the popularity of the healthy Mediterranean Diet.

Lanza describes the role that olive trees, olives and their oil have played in myths, legends and literature, as well as in the everyday lives of people throughout the Mediterranean.

A global selection of recipes featuring olives and olive oil showcases the fruit's culinary diversity.

Featuring a wealth of historical detail, this book will be a popular addition to all food lovers' bookshelves.

Information

£11.99

£8.95

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Information

Also in the Edible series  |  View all