Category: Food

4. March 2020

Middle Ages | Culture

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Beastly good luck

by Andrej Abplanalp

Why pigs are lucky charms, and why it was a stroke of luck the Bernese killed a bear on their hunt…

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15. November 2019

20th / 21st century | Economy

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The cheese collective

by Peter Moser

From 1914, the Schweizerische Käseunion (SKU, the Swiss Cheese Union) ensured people at home and abroad were kept supplied with Swiss cheese. For that purpose, the Cheese Union monitored both production and prices.

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13. November 2019

20th / 21st century | Food

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Fondue – a ‘natural processed product’

by Peter Moser

Until the Second World War, fondue was unheard of in most areas of Switzerland. The cheese speciality only became the ‘national dish’ as the result of a marketing campaign run by the Schweizerische Käseunion (Swiss Cheese Union).

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31. May 2019

20th / 21st century | Economy

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In search of riches in the rainforest

by Antoine Acker

In the 1970s the Volkswagen group launched a major agricultural project led by a Swiss citizen that resulted in bonded labour and rainforest deforestation on a massive scale.

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27. March 2019

20th / 21st century | Economy

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Kitchen aids from Switzerland

by Andrej Abplanalp

Swiss cuisine doesn’t rank among the world’s elite. But the gadgets that make a cook’s life easier are truly a cut above. From the vegetable peeler to the garlic press, all these inventions come from Switzerland.

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