In 1992 Nan McEvoy planted the first olive tree seedlings on her ranch in Northern California. Today McEvoy Ranch is renowned for their high quality extra-virgin olive oil and is one of the few California olive oil producers to hold organic certification. Also producing lavender and honey, and maintaining an extensive kitchen garden, the ranch has developed into a culinary paradise, replete with heirloom vegetables and fruits, grazing sheep, and olive groves as far as the eye can see. With this abundance of ingredlents, ranch chef Gerald Gass has more raw materials than any good cook would need to create more than 70 recipes combining extra virgin olive oil with the best the garden has to offer. Comforting soups of winter squash with honey and sage; hearty pasta dishes with olives and tomatoes; savoury pork tenderloin flavoured with red cherries and spices; crunchy lemon biscotti; these recipes are simple to prepare and take center stage at any meal. Introductory material tells the fascinating story of how McEvoy Ranch came to be and how olives and olive oil came to California.
Splendid photographs of the olive groves, gardens, and recipes bring the Nan's dream to life and offers a visual tour through one of the most beautiful working ranches in the West.
Publisher: Chronicle Books ISBN: 9780811841627 Number of pages: 224 Weight: 966 g Dimensions: 235 x 223 x 24 mm
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect.
Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
This item can be requested from the shops shown below. If this item isn't available to be reserved nearby, add the item to your basket instead and select 'Deliver to my local shop' at the checkout, to be able to collect it from there at a later date.
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at