03 April 2010

Geschmack: an exhibition about taste at the Mühlerama





I just visited the exhibition “Geschmack” at the Mühlerama, located at the train station Tiefenbrunnen. It was such a great experience! You go through the show blind (with something over your eyes) and an iPod. There is a railway guiding you through the various stops. At every place mat, you need to stop and listen to various people telling you their story about food. There is a blind lady saying how she cooks and shops (well she can’t!). Some scientistst talk about how taste works or how the industry works with (too much) aromas. We also get to hear a famous chef. Sometimes to make their point better understood, they will have something to touch, to smell, to drink or to eat. I don’t want to spoil your experience, but the slow food comparison was so great. I think it really helps that you don’t see a thing, as all the others senses really take over.



Unfortunately, the narration exists only in German / Swiss German. It is not my native tongue. In fact, German is my 3rd language, but I understood most of it. But I’ve been here for 12 years now, so you need to know if you will be able to understand. Perhaps it’s worth a try with the iPod, being blind and being able to really concentrate on the voices.



The Mühlerama has a very interesting store too. They sell kitchen items, spices, food postcards and fresh bread (or flour) made on site. I higly recommend taking some bread home. Have a look at their website for opening hours, admission fees and other visitor information.

Enjoy!

20 comments:

  1. Website is: www.muehlerama.ch

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  2. WOW. That sounds like an amazing experience. I'd love to go through that exhibit myself!

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  3. Hi! This sounds really cool - I never thought about visiting Zurich but now you make me want to check it out.

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  9. That must be a exciting exhibition! I wish I was there!

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  10. This sounds like an amazing experience. I don't think I could do it though because I don't understand German (however I am pretty good with French and Spanish).

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  16. That sounds really cool. I went to an eat in the dark restaurant a few years ago and it was a fascinating experience.

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