“Well-researched and original” essays on the intersection between food and adventure (Publishers Weekly).
Culinary Tourism is the first book to consider food as both a destination and a means for tourism. The book’s contributors examine the many intersections of food, culture, and tourism in public and commercial contexts, in private and domestic settings, and around the world.
The contributors argue that the sensory experience of eating provides people with a unique means of communication—whether they’re trying out a new kind of ethnic restaurant in their own town or the native cuisine of a place far from home. Editor Lucy Long explains how and why interest in foreign food is expanding tastes and leading to commercial profit in America, but the book also shows how tourism combines personal experiences with cultural and social attitudes toward food and the circumstances that allow for adventurous eating.
“Contributors to the book are widely recognized food experts who encourage readers to venture outside the comforts of home and embark on new eating experiences.” —Lexington Herald-Leader