Culinary Tourism by Lucy M. LongCulinary Tourism by Lucy M. Long

Culinary Tourism

byLucy M. Long

Hardcover | October 31, 2003

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The lure of exotic food has motivated many people to travel, and the tourism industry thrives on providing the utmost dining experiences--either of new and exotic foods, or of authentic foods from a particular culture or region, or even of familiar foods, comforting, consistent, and safe to the traveler. Such exploration can occur in a variety of venues: restaurants, festivals, grocery stores, and cooking classes. While food has always been central to traveling, culinary tourism can happen in less exotic settings, through the procurement, preservation, preparation, presentation, and performance of food. Culinary Tourism is the first book to consider food as both a destination and a means for tourism. Consuming, or possibly just tasting, exotic foods can be the ultimate goal of a tourist's experience, but food can also serve as a way for tourists to explore other cultures. The book's contributors, widely recognized by food experts, examine the many intersections of food, culture and tourism in public and commercial contexts, in private and domestic settings, and around the world. Just as movies, books, postcards, and memories take us to other places, food also takes us to other realms of experience, allowing us to enjoy diverse cultures from the comfort of home. Restaurants, cookbooks, televised cooking shows, food magazines, recipe sections in newspapers, and even reality television shows, such as "Survivor" and "Fear Factor, " allow us to tour the foodways of other cultures. Culinary Tourism provides a taste of such adventures.
Title:Culinary TourismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:306 pages, 9.24 × 6.46 × 1.18 inPublished:October 31, 2003Publisher:University Press Of KentuckyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813122929

ISBN - 13:9780813122922


Editorial Reviews

One leaves Culinary Tourism with a deeper understanding of some of food's complex relationships to the politics of culture. Although this collection feels more like a necessary foundation than an exciting departure, the book will undoubtedly serve as an important springboard for future work that further develops the interpretive challenges it introduces. -- Diane Tye "Ethnologies"