A tour of more than 100 olive oil producers selected by an Olive Oil Master Fausto Borella to acquaint us with as many of Italy’s cultural identities.
Preface by Fausto Borella.
For years I wondered if it would make sense proposing a merely technical guide, with evaluations of the organoleptic properties of the various oils that I constantly select. A message reserved for the narrow circle of experts and the broader, but not so large, group of knowledgeable enthusiasts. Then I told myself that it would be necessary to get out of the tight knit sectarianism in order to divulge the greatest product on earth which represents our identity in the world: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, the genuine one, good and beneficial. The value of olive oil as the symbol of the territory’s civilization.
Text by Fulvio Pierangelini: I never travel without my Olive Oil
What I inevitably received was bread and sugar water or even more often, bread and oil. I wasn’t very happy at the time but, today, I am grateful to my mom. This is how the imprinting of olive oil was secured into my heart and brain and has accompanied me since then with a poignant emotion between memory and gastronomic identity. Since then, in my kitchen, olive oil is the primary point of reference.