Picking Olives, and Tasting Olive Oil in Italy
In some quarters this past holiday season, a popular gift was an elegant bottle of extra-virgin olive oil. The staple of the Mediterranean diet is not only the ultimate oil to drizzle over gourmet dishes -- it's also increasingly recommended for its health benefits.
In Italy, it's the season for the olive harvest, so NPR's Sylvia Poggioli went out to the Tuscan countryside to sample this year's vintage and learn how Italy's world-famous olive oil is made.
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