The Passionate Olive

The Passionate Olive

101 Things to Do With Olive Oil

Book - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
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 . . . curb your cat’s hair-ball problems . . . silence squeaky doors hinges . . . soothe your sore throat and dry lips . . . replace artery-clogging butter in your favorite dishes with . . . can 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.

Baker & Taylor
Furnishes an entertaining and practical collection of family recipes and suggestions on how to use olive oil around the house to clean and polish floors and furniture, soothe colds and sore throats, condition dry hair, rejuvenate plants, preserve cooking utensils, and cook. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345476760
034547676X
Branch Call Number: 641.3463 F514p
Characteristics: xxii, 244 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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