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A brief history of cheese fondue

Originally posted on despite the snow:
When the first flurries of winter creep over the land, thoughts turn to comforting foods like fondue. When people think of fondue they think of pots of melted steaming cheese, and bread. Inspired by the alps, and visions of “The Sound of Music“, fondue parties became popular in the 1970s, and…

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Book review: Swiss Alps to Antarctic Glaciers

The Journals of Dr Xavier Mertz from the Australasian Antarctic Expedition in 1911

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Swiss that changed the world

Albrecht von Haller (1708 – 1777), genius anatomist, physiologist, naturalist and poet He was born of an old Swiss family at Bern. He is considered the father of experimental physiology, who made prolific contributions to physiology, anatomy, botany, embryology, poetry, and scientific bibliography. Haller was the first to recognise the mechanism of respiration and the autonomous function of the heart.

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