Carol Firenze

Carol Firenze

Author and Educator, The Passionate Olive Olive Oil History and Uses Expert carol @ thepassionateolive.com

Carol Firenze is a noted author and lecturer on the history, mythology and uses of olive oil. A life-long educator and international management consultant, Carol received her doctorate in education at the University of San Francisco, with an emphasis on cross-cultural communication. The basis of her research confirms that the cultivation of the olive tree and the many uses found for its wood, leaves, fruit and oil have had a significant historical impact on trade, commerce, health, medicine, beautification, religion, rituals and culinary practices that actually mirrors the history of western civilization. Carol received her Olive Oil Consultant Certificate of Accomplishment from the Italian Olive Oil Center at the Italian Culinary Institute in New York and is a former Board member of the California Olive Oil Council. She is author of The Passionate Olive – 101 Things to do with Olive Oil. Her work reflects her passion to educate others on the breadth and depth of the uses of olive oil and how olive oil is following that same sophisticated path that wine followed decades ago. She lives in Los Gatos, California.

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