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Nicola Trapani

The Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and How to Live Better and Longer – with Tasting

Nicola Trapani

Friday, 5 April 2019

12:00pm

1 hour 15 minutes

Lincoln College: Oakeshott Room

£7 - £12.50

Expert in the science of making wines and olive oil Professor Nicola Trapani argues that extra virgin olive oil is the only oil that should be used in our daily diets whether in the kitchen or at the table. His talk will be followed by some tastings of Racalia’s organic olive oil.

Trapani counters the myths around extra virgin olive oil that it is more calorific, less digestible and not suitable for frying. He says extra virgin olive oil improves health and should be used as part of a Mediterranean diet rich in vegetable fibres and low in fats of animal origin. The event will include a tasting olive oil from the Racalia estate in Sicily, a family estate inherited by former solicitor William Richards. The estate produces 4,500 litres of oil a year for the UK and Italian markets.

Trapani taught the theory and practice of winemaking at Istituto Tecnico Agrario of Marsala, at the Libera Università of Trapani and at the University of Palermo. He has researched the techniques of using cold temperatures for the making of wine and has promoted the education and training of Sicilian winemakers. He has also spent several years researching olive oil and its health attributes and has written a book on the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. He says: ‘Make sure your food is your medicine and your medicine is your food’.

This talk will be in Italian with simultaneous English translation It will last one hour 15 minutes.

This event is part of Italian day at the festival.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden