If you love Italy and things Italian, I hope you'll take a look at my new app, OLIVE OIL IQ, which is now available for iPad and iPhone. What you'll find is the history and culture of olive oil, from the Phoenicians to the New World, with a focus on Mediterranean olive oil, where the first olives were pressed. There is a lot of information for culinary travelers to Italy, with more to come about countries like Spain, France, Greece and other oil producing areas.
You'll see recipes, info for tastings, labeling and category requirements, myths, superstitions and medical uses of oil, plus lots of conversation starters while you enjoy what Thomas Jefferson called "the richest gift of Heaven." There are 450 photos.
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