Tasting The Best Olive Oil At Fortnum & Mason
Updated May 8th 2012
One of the great things about holding tasting events of Morocco Gold Extra Virgin Olive Oil at Fortnum & Mason, you never know who you are going to meet next.
On Friday, we were really thrilled to have leading technology journalist and broadcaster Georgie Barrat at our latest tasting
Georgie is the presenter of Channel 5’s ‘The Gadget Show, the UK’s best loved consumer tech programme. She also writes about tech for a range of publications including Marie Claire, The Mirror, Metro & Tech City News and has spoken about technology on ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC.
A graduate of Kings College London, with a First in English Literature and a Diploma in Radio Production, last summer Georgie learned how to code with the ‘Code First Girls’ programme. She is passionate about getting more girls into coding and works alongside two charities (STEMMettes and Baytree Centre) to help encourage 11-14 year-olds to study STEM subjects at GCSE & beyond.
As a tech journalist her mission is to do away with the male skewed angle that tech is often portrayed in and how companies can attract, retain and nurture female tech talent.
Georgie is also an experienced moderator, facilitator and host and has worked with major corporate clients to bring her expertise in media, digital trends and online culture and delivers keynote presentations on topics revolving around employing and motivating Generation Z and women in technology.
She has also completed the London Marathon and Tough Mudder for charity.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil : The Best Olive Oil For Your Larder
Extra virgin olive oil is not only one of the best-tasting oils in the world, but it is also among the healthiest. It’s no wonder that many consider it the best olive oil out there. The reason is that it is packed with polyphenols – organic compounds that are known for their antioxidant properties and their ability to lower inflammation in the body. When consumed as part of a healthy diet, extra virgin olive oil can contribute to a healthy lifestyle by supporting heart health, regulating blood sugar levels, and reducing the risk of certain cancers. Additionally, extra virgin olive oil benefits extend to brain health, skin health, and weight management, making it a versatile and nutritious food to include in your diet.
Extra virgin olive oil has long been lauded as one of the best oils for cooking and salad dressings. But is it more than just a delicious foodstuff? Some experts believe that high quality extra virgin olive oil may in fact be a medicine of sorts, due to its high levels of polyphenols. These plant compounds have been linked to a variety of health benefits, from reducing inflammation to protecting against heart disease and cancer. While extra virgin olive oil may not be a cure-all, it certainly has a place in the medicine cabinet as well as the kitchen pantry. So next time you’re reaching for the best olive oil you can find, remember that it’s not just a tasty addition to your meal, but also a potential health booster. So, the next time you drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on your salad or use it to cook your favorite meal, know that you are not only enjoying its delicious flavor, but also contributing towards a healthier and happier life.