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About the Foundation
Lunch & Visit
Every Saturday in July and August, seize the opportunity to combine culture and gastronomy over your lunch break.
A deliciously colourful summer menu
Summer offer from 4 July to 23 August 2020!
Beurk ! Yuck ! Igitt ! The food we love to hate
Temporary exhibition 2020 - 2021
Preparing for your visit
We’re open…
today from 10:00 to 18:00
Preparing for your visit

As of 01.08.2020, it is compulsory to wear a mask in our Museum (with the exception of our Café & Restaurant areas). Please remember to bring one with you when you pay us a visit! Masks are also available at our Welcome Desk (CHF 0.50 each).

Details about the safety measures in place are available here:

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Roll up your sleeves!
Sharing knowledge and skills is what we do. With passion. That’s why the Alimentarium organises daily culinary workshops and classes led by qualified chefs.

Choose your date

Seasonal recipe

Limited availability – Book now!
So tasty you’ll want seconds!
Chef’s special throughout August
CHF 19.00

Beef stew with five spices
Basmati rice with turmeric, rice cracker
Sautéed vegetables with sesame seeds and ginger

“A self-service gourmet restaurant may seem a little unusual, but it’s what’s on the plate that counts. The food is pleasantly surprising, very good even, with a choice of dishes and finesse in the flavour. Well done! Keep it up.”

MJ P on TripAdvisor
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Feed your curiosity

Our Magazine is jam-packed with food-related articles and videos. Science, history, society, nutrition...

Nettles may sting, but they are also very tasty!
When you know what to look for, food is everywhere
What the Fork ?!

In this episode, Philippe Ligron goes fishing on Lake Geneva and explains the secrets of his recipe for a mighty marinade.

3 min 48
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.
Put the organs in the right place so that food can be digested, and win as many points as you can.
Eggs and cholesterol
Eggs were long considered as perfect food, particularly for the quality of their protein. However, they declined in popularity in the 1980s when it was discovered that...