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The Alimentarium Team


The Alimentarium presents the fruit of work by a multidisciplinary team of curators, education and cultural mediators, guides and chefs, each adding their own flavour.

13 articles
04.04.2017 The Alimentarium Team
Tomatoes come from the Andes and coffee from Ethiopia. An overview of the production of some foodstuffs, from their origin to where they are mainly grown today.
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28.03.2017 The Alimentarium Team
Wilbur Scoville, a pharmacologist, invented the Scoville scale in 1912 to measure the pungency of peppers and chillies, generally related to their capsaicin content. To establish a chilli pepper’s rating, Scoville would prepare it in a solution, which was then tested by five people. He increased its dilution until the sensation of heat disappeared. The score on the scale represents the level of dilution required for the sensation of heat to disappear completely.
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11.02.2016 The Alimentarium Team

Emulsions have long since been one of our favourite kinds of food. They are a blend of two liquids that would normally not mix together. Two great classics of our culinary heritage illustrate this perfectly.

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