The adventurer and author Julie Angus discusses her new book, Olive Odyssey: Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World (Greystone, 2014), with Joseph Planta.
|Olive Odyssey: Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World by Julie Angus (Greystone, 2014).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
A thoroughly fascinating book is Olive Odyssey: Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World. Joining me now is its author, Julie Angus, who was last on five years or so ago with her husband Colin, who for this book travelled together with their 10 month old son from Spain to the Middle East to chronicle the history of the olive. The book is a marvelous history of the fruit, as it is a travelogue as they attempt to get to Syria, where Julie’s family have been raising olive trees for many years. I’ll get Ms. Angus to tell us about her book, and the journey along way. She is a molecular biologist, writer, adventurer, photographer, and motivational speaker. She was the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean from mainland to mainland, and she is the recipient of National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year award. She’s written three books, including Rowed Trip, which she was on with in 2009. Visit www.angusadventures.com. This new book is published by Greystone. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Julie Angus; Ms. Angus, good morning.