College of PhysiciansPhiladelphia, PA, United States

Sense-Sational World of Olive Oil

By Geographical Society of Philadelphia (other events)

Tuesday, May 2 2017 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

A Collaboration of the College of Physicians, the Geographical Society, and the Monell Chemical Senses Center

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 territory with Sara Baer-Sinnott, President of Oldways, a non-profit food and nutrition education organization, with a mission to inspire healthy eating through cultural food traditions and lifestyles.

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 Eryn Balch, President of the North American Olive Oil Association

Following the presentations will be reception with tasting tables featuring dishes prepared with olive oil, wine and beer and a specialty olive oil cocktail.