Oil doesn’t grow on trees. It may be paradoxical, but it’s true. Oil is the fruit of the labour of all those who tend the olive trees, who press the olives, and create the character of a blend.Our oils are the outcome of a development process involving the senses and the ability to interpret and combine different fragrances and flavours to achieve a new product, a new blend.

Working as a blendmaster has enabled me to get to know every aspect of the world of olive oils, but above all, it has enabled me to express my vision and my idea of a quality oil. I have decided to share this passion in my book, a tale which – I’m sure – will find favour with all those who delight in things done with passion.”

Giovanni Zucchi’s book “L’olio non cresce sugli alberi. L’arte del blending: come nasce un olio di grande qualità” [“Oil doesn’t grow on trees. The art of blending: how a choice quality oil is born”] also contains 12 original recipes specially created by Michelin-star chef Claudio Sadler. Available from bookshops and also online.


Author: Giovanni Zucchi
Title: Olive oil doesn’t grow on trees. The art of blending: how quality olive oil is created.
Publisher: Lupetti Editore
Distribution: Messaggerie Libri
Publication date: November 2014
Pages: 183
Price: €15.00
On line purchase: € 13,50