BREAD AND OIL
A Celebration of Majorcan Culture

TOMAS GRAVES
240pp 2013 OUT OF PRINT (P) E331

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£6.95

Description
Coarse bread rubbed with tomato or garlic and then bathed in olive oil is common to all the Mediterranean cultures. On the island of Majorca, it is known as pa amb oli, bread and oil. The author, son of the poet Robert Graves, takes this healthy peasant staple as a starting point to explore not only Mediterranean cooking, agriculture and traditions but also the historical events that have rescued this simple dish from disappearing along with a way of life that had remained essentially unchanged since Roman times.

. . . a winning polemic on behalf of real food, lovingly created and properly appreciated. GUARDIAN