Extra Vierge takes you on a voyage through the best olive groves in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. You’ll learn that China produces organic olive oil, that Japan’s olive oil holds an incomparable mild and delicate aroma and that it wasn’t long time ago that Brazil produced its very own olive cultivar. Did you know that unlike wine, olive oil does not improve with age? That pungency is in fact a characteristic of freshness? This book offers a deeper understanding of the fundamentals so that you can spot the best bottle when purchasing.
Extra Vierge also narrates the story of harvesters that are committed to a constant pursuit of perfection and taste. You’ll learn about their olives, their soil and their techniques. And to top it off, succulent recipes were exclusively created by renowned chefs such as Christophe Adam (L’éclair de génie), Eric Briffard (Institut le Cordon Bleu), Julien Dumas (Lucas Carton), Akrame (Akrame), Ippei Uemura (Tabi No Yume), César & Michel Troisgros (Le Bois sans Feuilles) …
Olive Oil Sommelier and hunter of rare olive oils, Emmanuelle Dechelette is the founder of Olio Nuovo Days, an annual Parisian gastronomic event that announces and brings to public attention the newest harvests of the Liquid Gold. She’s also a certified judge in international competitions.
Olive Oil Times and Olio Nuovo Days writer Leila Makke aspires to communicate the bond between men and olive trees. She draws on the singularity of the harvester’s life path to bring out the universal symbol of olive oil.
As a result of months of research and preparation for the book Extra Vierge, this eponymous blog was born. We, olive oil storytellers, will continue narrating the world of the green gold through personal tales, scientific facts and photography.