Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
On the Night Table: Jaclyn Omar
Research associate, U of M's Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
"Currently, I am reading two books, Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller and Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard. These books appeal to some of my greatest interests and loves: nutrition, food, and travel. Extra Virginity is a smart and thought-provoking narrative that captures the essence of true extra virgin olive oil, as both food and medicine, and exposes the current corruption and fraud within the olive oil industry, where "extra-virgin" is no longer pure and healthful. It's a call for action to protect authentic producers and their extraordinary oils so consumers can benefit once again from the life-giving properties of quality olive oil. On the lighter side, Lunch in Paris is a delicious memoir, humorous, insightful and filled with charming tales of falling in love with French food. It even has recipes."
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 4, 2012 J10
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