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Larger than life : un ancien cep du domaine de Seppeltsfield sur fond de ciel étoilé. ©Seppeltsfield
18.07.2019 Hannah Rohrlach
Located in one of Australia’s prized wine regions, Seppeltsfield has an offering like no other: the chance to taste century-old, single-origin wine.
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En cuisine, contrairement aux apparences, la maladresse n’est pas toujours mauvaise conseillère…
22.01.2019 Jean-Pierre Tutrone
Culinary mistakes aren’t always a disaster and may accidentally result in the creation of new recipes that prove to be a huge success.
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La grenade, une fête pour les yeux et les papilles
16.04.2018 Diana Danko
Pomegranates accompanied humans as they travelled across the globe, gaining a reputation as a highly appreciated foodstuff and an effective remedy. A short history of a fruity companion.
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13.11.2017 Blandine Guignier
A host of events and festivals exalt these healthy, inexpensive bulbs and their diverse uses. A brief overview...
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01.06.2017 Blandine Guignier
At first floppy, then tall and straight, the chef’s hat, or toque, became popular in the 19th century and continues to appeal to chefs as far afield as Japan.
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21.11.2016 Diana Danko
In our collective imagination, brightly coloured, spicy or even fiery chilli peppers evoke faraway lands and their exotic flavours. They have been incorporated so well into so many culinary traditions that it is far from easy to guess their origin. Thailand? Mexico? Cameroon? Or perhaps India?
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02.06.2016 Marc de Ferrière le Vayer
The fork is clearly an object that is emblematic of Western culture, with complex origins that blend legends and differing accounts of how it was used.
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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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25.11.2015 The Alimentarium Team
Frozen delicacies are not a modern invention: the first iced desserts appeared in China in 3000 BCE, while the first sorbet machines arrived on the market in 1872.
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29.10.2015 The Alimentarium Team
Sugars are part of our everyday lives and are our main source of energy. Sometimes referred to as carbohydrates, they can either be simple or complex, such as the starch contained in bananas.
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15.10.2015 The Alimentarium Team
Milk has been part of a symbiotic relationship between humans and animals spanning thousands of years. Consumption of milk is closely linked to domestication and has enabled humans to create a wide range of consumer products in all sorts of regional variations across the world.
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27.04.2015 Annabelle Peringer
Presented in one single display cabinet that stretches along an entire section of wall in the Espace Lait area at the Alimentarium until August 2015, a multitude of feeding bottles collected by Professor Rossi (1915–1998) take you on a journey through history, from ancient times to modern day, to discover how newborns have been fed during the first few months of their lives.
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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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15.11.2014 Albert Zink
Throughout history, nutrition has played a crucial role in our development. The study of human remains, like those of the glacier mummy Ötzi, shows how the ingredients of our ancestors’ diets changed over time and what role this played in the spread of humankind.
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