Their scent is captivating, their colors of magical brilliancy – and some will burn on your tongue like fire! Exotic spices add flavor, acidity and color to our food. The exhibition occupies itself with the diverse history of the spice trade, sheds light on the significance of spices in medicine and pharmaceutics and explores the different spice habits from all over the globe.
Once, spices were amongst the most valuable goods in the world. Because of spices, kingdoms were conquered, and wars were started. They were status symbols for the rich, remedies and drugs for the sick and the free thinkers. Spices have a truly thrilling history.
The exhibition also takes a look at artificial flavoring, the popular chili and the Swiss-grown saffron from the small Wallis municipality Mund. A choice of over fifty different spices invite you to smell, taste and explore.
Franziska Rüttimann, Museum Mühlerama
Antonia Banz, Firma Raumprodukt
Exhibition Support and Apéro
Andreas Lenherr, Bergapotheke Zürich
With the financial support from
Firma Fridlin Gewürze AG
Ernst Göhner Stiftung