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Let’s eat!

Whether talking about breastfeeding, our prehistoric ancestors’ diet, food competitions or meals on the battlefront, where and when we eat follows deeply rooted cultural and moral codes. Time to eat? Enjoy your meal!

7 articles
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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.
5 min. Be the first to leave a comment
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22.04.2015 Olivier Mottaz
Depending on one’s view, the theme of nursing can arouse affection or be unsettling. How did artists from different periods of history choose to present it?
3 min. Be the first to leave a comment
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14.04.2015 Emilie Boré
The portrayal of appetite, whether voracious or feeble, is often used as a metaphorical resource to create dramatic tension in films.
4 min. Be the first to leave a comment
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09.04.2015 Colin Rogers
Eating for a living: it sounds like the ideal job. But do you have what it takes to be a professional ‘gurgitator’? And more to the point, would you want to?
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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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15.11.2014 Emma Graham-Harrison
The morale of the troops is closely tied to how well they are fed. Napoleon expressed this in his now famous words: “An army marches on its stomach.” Today, soldiers are issued a great variety of healthy, elaborately engineered meals. A touch of cultural fare for both the body and soul!
6 min. Be the first to leave a comment
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