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Olive Oil Trouble

Olive-oil fraud was already common in antiquity. Galen tells of unscrupulous oil merchants who mixed high-quality olive oil with cheaper substances like lard, and Apicius provides a recipe for turning cheap Spanish oil into prized oil from Istria using minced herbs and roots.

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A Study in Olive Oil Part 2: incredible and pervasive fraud and consumer deception

The further I delve into this slippery world of olive oil the more complicated it gets.  I can see that this is going to become a lifelong learning topic.   1,156 more words


Olive Oil: A Best Brain Food (& Smart Buying Tips)

Following on from the last post on fake olive oils … if it’s left you wondering ‘where to from here?’ … this article from a bebrainfit.com addresses buying tips and detecting the fake: 128 more words


Attacking the Green Standard

Fuligni, my customary supplier of olive oil in Montalcino has not a single drop to offer. Their stock is sold out and their production in 2014 was nil. 269 more words

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Look What’s in the Warner Library!

Warner Library serves Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. There’s a big browsing section of what new books the library bought.

Author: Tom Mueller

Title: Extra Virginity: the Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil… 640 more words

Book Reviews

Is Your Olive Oil Really Olive Oil?

By Nancy Smorch, Foodie Bitch

Have you read about the big olive oils scam?  I’m embarrassed to say, I just recently discovered them, myself.

Is Your Olive Oil Really Olive Oil? 546 more words

Rock Island County corn planting faces weather delays

The aftermath of extreme weather is slowing the start of spring planting for Illinois farmers.

Just 5% of the state’s corn crop is in the ground. 286 more words