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By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times,
published September 5, 2001

Books about olives:

Olives, Anchovies and Capers: The Secret Ingredients of the Mediterranean Table by Georgeanne Brennan (Chronicle Books, 2001, $19.95).

Olives: The Life and Lore of a Noble Fruit by Mort Rosenblum (North Point Press, 1998, $16).

From the Lands of Figs and Olives by Habeeb Salloum and James Peters (Interlink Publication Group, 1998, $17.95).

Olive in California: History of an Immigrant Tree by Judith Taylor (Ten Speed Press, 2000, $32.50.)

Mail order outlets

Want to order olives online or by phone? Here are two resources.

Santa Barbara Olive Company, 12477 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117; toll-free 1-800-624-4896. Web site: A wide selection of olives, including many stuffed varieties.

Todaro Brothers, 555 Second Ave., New York, NY, 10016: toll-free 1-877-472-2767. Web site: A good source for French, Italian and Tunisian olives.

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