Heavenly fragrances from all corners of the world

18 November 2016 – 8 January 2017

Christmas biscuits are not only about cacao and candid orange peels, they also rely on an array of spices such as anise, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger and cardamom. However, what we often tend to forget is that these spices are not home grown. The exhibition shows the history and significance of these fragrant ingredients and puts on display old spice boxes, hand mills and mortars, as well as beautifully carved moulds. It also addresses typical Christmas specialities such as Dresdner Stollen, Italian panettone and the famous Basel Läggerli.