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About the Foundation
Beurk ! Yuck ! Igitt ! The food we love to hate
Temporary exhibition 2020 - 2021
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We’ve missed you!
The Alimentarium will be reopening on Tuesday 12 May 2020. We are thrilled to be able to welcome our visitors to the Museum again!
Appel à participation
#TwoMetres Eating
Share a meal while social distancing, or come up with an idea for how to eat as a group respecting the guidelines, or take note of an unusual setting, etc.
Take a photo of it!
We’re open…
today from 10:00 to 18:00
The Museum will be open on Monday 1 June!

Details about the safety measures in place are available here:

The food we love to hate
It’s all about food we abhor. To help us understand this emotion, we need your input! We would like to collect your stories.
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Roll up your sleeves!
Sharing knowledge and skills is what we do. With passion. That’s why the Alimentarium organises daily culinary workshops and classes led by qualified chefs.

Choose your date

Seasonal recipe

Limited availability – Book now!
So tasty you’ll want seconds!
Chef’s special throughout June
CHF 19.00

Haddock ballotine with crushed hazelnuts
Apricot sauce
Mashed potatoes with peas
Sautéed artichoke

“A self-service gourmet restaurant may seem a little unusual, but it’s what’s on the plate that counts. The food is pleasantly surprising, very good even, with a choice of dishes and finesse in the flavour. Well done! Keep it up.”

MJ P on TripAdvisor
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Feed your curiosity

Our Magazine is jam-packed with food-related articles and videos. Science, history, society, nutrition...

Nettles may sting, but they are also very tasty!
When you know what to look for, food is everywhere
What the Fork ?!

In this episode, Philippe Ligron goes fishing on Lake Geneva and explains the secrets of his recipe for a mighty marinade.

3 min 48
Why do we eat fish on Fridays? Why fried food for carnival? Days of feasting and days of abstinence have marked the Catholic calendar since the Middle Ages.
Put the organs in the right place so that food can be digested, and win as many points as you can.
Eggs and cholesterol
Eggs were long considered as perfect food, particularly for the quality of their protein. However, they declined in popularity in the 1980s when it was discovered that...