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September 2012

"Extra Virginity" by Tom Mueller

You can imagine my distress at reading Extra Virginity by Tom Mueller. The premise is simple enough, and I don't think it is a spoiler to say that the book centers around fraud and corruption in the olive oil industry. Mueller give example after example of alleged fraud, starting with a shipload of oil that mystically transmogrifies from hazelnut oil to olive oil during a month-long passage from Turkey to Italy. Read more →




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Daze of Our Lives

So who gets to decide it's National Eat Your Vegetables Day, or International Pretzel Week? Not a day goes by without someone, usually a marketing firm, trying to hype me, and you, on the idea that we should be celebrating yet another ersatz holiday. Read more →




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