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27.05.2021 Jelena Ristic
The Animal Liberation Front, Allies for Liberation, and Animal Rebellion are just some of the resistance movements that call for action to end the exploitation of animals...
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26.05.2021 Jelena Ristic
The word ‘vegan’ is a recent invention. However, many people have refrained from eating animal products, since the dawn of humankind…
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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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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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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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