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15.11.2014 Annika Gil
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.
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29.01.2014 Andreas Kohli

A tattered box from a second-hand bookstore in the Mitte district of Berlin contains a surprising find: photos of the 20th anniversary celebration of East Germany. The culinary highlights have a socialist flair and the atmosphere is downright homey.

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02.05.2014 Andreas Kohli

Designer Marije Vogelzang works with food. She does not create new products, but unusual eating situations.

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26.02.2014 Andreas Kohli

A passion for cooking and eating can be a great way to get to know people and learn their stories. Photographer Sylvan Müller presents such encounters in his work. Extensive research is necessary to ensure that the aesthetics are just right, the stories come to life and the books have bestseller potential.

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17.04.2014 Andreas Kohli

Photographs that recall seventeenth-century oil paintings – in Katharina Lütscher’s work, food regains its original beauty.

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29.01.2014 Barbara Orland
One hundred and fifty years ago people bought fresh milk directly from local farmers. The rapidly growing demand in cities led not only to new distribution systems but also to conflicts between trading partners. From 1900 on, “milk wars” raged in several German cities.
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29.01.2014 Martin Beglinger
In October 1971 the Shah of Persia flew in eighteen tons of food to celebrate his country’s 2,500th anniversary and his own glory. Emperors, kings, presidents and sheikhs from all over the world were regaled for three days amidst the ancient ruins of Persepolis.
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29.01.2014 Denis Rohrer
The land of Cockaigne is a medieval creation, a fairy-tale paradise first mentioned in a text from 1250.
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04.03.2014 Mona Gandhi
“Khanabadosh” is the Persian word for people who carry their homes with them. A Bombay art project of the same name aims to promote a similar unity between nutrition and aesthetic practice. Every month Mona Gandhi organises a meal of uncooked food – and challenges her guests’ attitudes and assumptions.
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29.01.2014 Vera Franke
Table settings made of hair and wool or a meal themed as a journey through time: students at Zurich University of the Arts are experimenting with culinary situations and projects that are kooky and refreshing.
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29.01.2014 Florent Quellier
Christian leaders declared gluttony a sin in the Middle Ages in order to keep people from indulging their animalistic instincts. Views from this period continue to influence our culinary customs today.
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29.01.2014 Hannes Grassegger
In China people commonly greet each other with a question: “Have you eaten already?” Drawn-out multicourse meals are an important part of daily life. But foods are becoming increasingly contaminated. A visit to the Zhang family in the heart of Shanghai shows how people are coping.
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