Olive oil is not what you think it is.
According to Tom Mueller, the author of Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, an olive is a stone fruit like a plum or cherry—meaning that the green-gold liquid we extract from it “is, quite literally, fruit juice.”
Olive oil 1a Reuters Marcelo del Pozo photoAnd, while we’re blowing your minds, have you ever stopped to wonder what “extra virgin” means?“It’s like extra dead or semi-pregnant,” Mueller said.

“I mean, it doesn’t make any sense at all.”

This episode we visit two groves—one in the…