Tom Mueller is passionate about olive oil, and in his book, Extra Virginity - The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, he makes it clear just how important it is to find out more about this wonder-food, as he puts it "an age-old food with space-age qualities that medical science is just beginning to understand."

Extra Virgin olive oil has been used for centuries, but people are only now becoming aware of the potential health benefits consumption of the "liquid gold" can have for us - in ways that you have never dreamt of! The problem is that when we buy just any olive oil off the shelf of our local store, it often is not the extra virgin olive oil that we are hoping for!

This is why it is so good to do some research and learn more about tasting olive oil, and reading books, like Tom's, to learn as much as possible, before subjecting yourself to using inferior olive oils.

Tom will be talking on Cape Talk, today, 1st October, at 14.00h, so do yourself a favor and listen, and then buy his book, which you won't be able to put down once you start!