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 all things gastronomy

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For us at Whet That Appetite, touching the palate is the most intimate and honest way of communicating. Appetite is curiosity, it is a desire to know more, to feel more, to awaken your palate. This appetite can be a curiosity for anything but gastronomy is always the binding agent. Whet That Appetite is an easy-to-use and intuitive platform for community building through food, culture, and curiosity. Share your ideas, experiences, and knowledge on all things gastronomy.

Soil consists of solid components (matrix), water and air. It is formed by very slow processes. 

  1. Under the influence of climate and of living beings, the rock weathers
  2. Pioneer plants colonize the rock surface at the beginning and leave a first layer of organic components after dying. 
  3. The mineral parts are altered, enriched with organic matter and reassembled. Soil life, i.e. plants, animals and microorganisms, transforms this mixture into a structure of crumbs and continuously connected cavities. 

 

It takes about 100 years for one centimeter of soil to form: due to the long development time, soil is de facto a non-renewable resource. Today’s soils in Switzerland are around 10,000 to 15,000 years old.

The biocoenosis in the soil is so diverse that only a small part is really known today. At the beginning of the 20th century, the biologist Raoul Francé coined the term “edaphon” (edaphos (Greek) = soil) for the totality of soil organisms.



In this link you can find detailed information on soil organisms. The magnified view of soil organisms uncover a tiny world you might not have seen before! 

 

Below the surface of 1 hektar of soil; there lives 15 tonnes of soil organisms. This equals to the weight of 20 cows or 1.5 kg/m2 

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We want to hear from you. What whets your appetite? What stories does food tell, what feelings does it unearth, what memories does it spill? Send us your stories of food through science, activism, or art in any form: videos, recipes, audio clips, essays, or questions. We are a growing community, just unfurling and probing and are ready for you to reach out and contribute to this growth.

We want to hear from you. What whets your appetite? What stories does food tell, what feelings does it unearth, what memories does it spill? Send us your stories of food through science, activism, or art in any form: videos, recipes, audio clips, essays, or questions. We are a growing community, just unfurling and probing and are ready for you to reach out and contribute to this growth.