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Olive oil, like wine, has subtle nuances that can make all the difference in a dish. With so many varieties on the market choosing the right oil can be challenging. That's why lovers of good olive oil should consider adding Nancy Harmon Jenkins' new book to their repertoire.
Jenkins, a James Beard Award-wining authority on Mediterranean cuisine, shares tips on selecting and cooking with olive oil in her cookbook Virgin Territory: Exploring the World of Olive Oil. She opens up by telling readers how she fell in love with olive oil 40 years ago and ended up buying an olive farm in Tuscany.
Aside from being transported to the scenic hills of Tuscany, readers are regaled with colorful stories and anecdotes that accompany each of the 100 recipes. You'll learn the secrets to using olive oil to make authentic versions of classics like Spaghetti with Garlic and Pepperoncino, exciting dishes like Halibut with Almond-Saffron Sauce and North African Seafood Tagine, and luscious desserts like Quince and Ginger Olive Oil Cake.
Jenkins is the author of six other cookbooks including The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook and Flavors of Puglia. Her latest work Virgin Territory:Exploring the World of Olive Oil is debuts February 24th on Amazon.