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Tasting Tourism: Travelling for Food and Drink

1st Edition

By Priscilla Boniface


192 pages

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Paperback: 9781138250277
pub: 2016-08-26
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Along with basic practical reasons, our practices concerning food and drink are driven by context and environment, belief and convention, aspiration and desire to display - in short, by culture. Similarly, culture guides how tourism is used and operates. This book examines food and drink tourism, as it is now and is likely to develop, through a cultural 'lens'. It asks: what is food and drink tourism, and why have food and drink provisions and information points become tourist destinations in their own right, rather than remaining among a number of tourism features and components? While it offers a range of international examples, the main focus is on food and drink tourism in the UK. What with the current diversification of tourism in rural areas, the increased popularity of this type of tourism in the UK, the series of BSE, vCJD and foot and mouth crises in British food production, and the cultural and ethnic fusion in British towns and cities, it makes a particularly rich place in which to explore this subject. The author concludes that the future of food and drink tourism lies in diversity and distinctiveness. In an era of globalisation, there is a particular desire to enjoy varied, rather than mono-cultural ambiance and experience. She also notes that there is an immediacy of gratification in food and drink consumption which has become a general requirement of contemporary society.


'This book will be of interest not only to those concerned with the development of food and drink tourism in the UK and the future of the countryside but also to those with an interest in contemporary urban and popular culture. This work compliments existing texts and will carve its own distinctive niche as a reference work.' Dr. C. Michael Hall, University of Otago, New Zealand '…the book does cover a lot of ground and it does contribute to our thinking about food and drink because it is so full of different ideas and perspectives.' Tourism Recreation Research

Table of Contents

Contents: Food and drink, from past to present; Food and drink become a leisure destination; Food for thought and visit; Ripe time for providers; Initiative and opinion; Production and display centres and venues; Outlets and markets; Accommodation; Feeding and drinking; Special events and devices, and resources for education; The wine dimension; From among the Cornucopia; The crop now, and for sowing in future; Bibliography; Index.

About the Series

New Directions in Tourism Analysis

New Directions in Tourism Analysis
Although tourism is becoming increasingly popular as both a taught subject and an area for empirical investigation, the theoretical underpinnings of many approaches have tended to be eclectic and somewhat underdeveloped. However, recent developments indicate that the field of tourism studies is beginning to develop in a more theoretically informed manner, but this has not yet been matched by current publications. The aim of this series is to fill this gap with high quality monographs or edited collections that seek to develop tourism analysis at both theoretical and substantive levels using approaches which are broadly derived from allied social science disciplines such as Sociology, Social Anthropology, Human and Social Geography, and Cultural Studies. As tourism studies covers a wide range of activities and sub fields, certain areas such as Hospitality Management and Business, which are already well provided for, would be excluded. The series will therefore fill a gap in the current overall pattern of publication. Suggested themes to be covered by the series, either singly or in combination, include - consumption; cultural change; development; gender; globalisation; political economy; social theory; sustainability.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism