Geographical Society of Philadelphia

The Sense-Sational World of Olive Oil

Celebrate Olive Oil with us!

Divine to the Greeks
Delicious to the senses
Indispensable to our diets
Discover the tastes, travels, and science behind Olive 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 Oldways, a Boston-based nonprofit that inspires good health through cultural food traditions.

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 –from Eryn Balch, President of the North American Olive Oil Association.

The evening will be emceed by Emilio Mignucci from DiBruno Brothers.

Directly following presentations, 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
⦁ Science demonstrations led by Monell Scientists
⦁ Special Olive Oil Raffle Items

The SENSE-sational WORLD of olive oil…a collaboration of GEO, the College of Physicians and the Monell Chemical Senses Center.

When: May 2nd, 6pm – 8:30pm
Where: College of Physicians, 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia

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