National Geographic : 1999 Sep
OLIVE OIL IS LIKE A HUMAN BEING. ITS QUALITY IS The practicedhands of Paco Nunez de Pradolay out freshly washed mats of espartograss at his oil mill in Baena, Spain. He crushes his organically grown olives right afterpicking, then spreads thepaste on mats, which are stacked andpressed to extract oil. Says the seventh-generationgrower, "We're mixing culture and agricultureto make somethingperfect."