California's Olive Pioneers: Early Essays on Olives & Olive Oil
Nov./Dec. 2010 California Country magazine
Story by Kate Campbell
California's Olive Pioneers: Early Essays on Olives & Olive Oil gathers historical works on the art and science of growing olives. Oil-producing groves were cultivated as early as the mid-1700s by the early missionaries, with the fruit playing a role in the state's eventual growth. Elegantly bound and part of a food history series from the Robert Mondavi Institute at the University of California, Davis. Hard cover. $75. Proceeds support the institute's programs. Order online at www.rmi.ucdavis.edu.