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Sense-Sational World of Olive Oil

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$75 - $100

Divine to the Greeks, delicious to the senses, indispensable to our Diets… discover the tastes, travels, and science behind Olive Oil!

Hear all about the oil:

  • What is Oleocanthal and Why Should I Care?: Believe the hype and learn the science behind the healthfulness of olive oil with Monell Scientists Gary Beauchamp and Paul Breslin.
  • Virgin Territory: Follow the exploits of olive oil across time and space with Sara Baer-Sinnott, President of Boston-based nonprofit, Oldways.
  • Press On: Discriminating consumers will learn the differences in taste and quality between olive oils, how the oil is graded, and how it can be best-stored – all from from Eryn Balch, President of the North American Olive Oil Association.

Directly following presentations, guests will enjoy:

  • An Olive Oil Tasting
  • Small Plate Reception featuring olive oil in a variety of sweet and savory dishes
  • Wine, beer, and specialty olive-oil cocktail included.
  • Science demonstrations led by Monell Scientists.
  • Special Olive Oil Raffle Items


  • $75 for presentations, reception and gift bag
  • $100 also includes name in program booklet, reserved seating, and a $25 tax-deductible contribution



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A collaboration of the The College of Physicians, the Geographical Society of Philadelphia and the Monell Chemical Senses Center.


May 2
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$75 - $100
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Geographical Society of Philadelphia


College of Physicians
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