Culinary Tourism

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Lucy M. Long
University Press of Kentucky, 2004 - Cooking - 306 pages
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""From Kosher Oreos to the gentrification of Mexican cusine, from the charismatic cook of Basque communities in Spain and the United States to the mainstreaming of southwestern foodways, Culinary Tourism maps a lively cultural and intellectual terrain."" -- from the foreword by Barbara Kirshenblatt-GimblettCulinary 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. Editor Lucy Long contends that although the interest in experiencing ""otherness"" is strong within American society, total immersion into the unfamiliar is not always welcome. Thus spicy flavors of Latin Aermcia and the exotic ingredients of Asia have been mainstreamed for everyday consumption. Culinary Tourism explains how and why interest in foreign food is expanding tastes and leading to commercial profit in America, but the book also show how tourism combines personal experiences with cultural and social attitudes toward food and the circumstances for adventurous eating.

 

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Folklorists and scholars should appreciate this collection of essays on the ways in which food and travel intersect. Casual readers, however, might find the tone of these 12 pieces rather tiresome. A ... Read full review

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Contents

Culinary Tourism A Folkloristic Perspective on Eating and Otherness Lucy M Long
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Culinary Tourism in Public and Commercial Contexts
51
Tasting an Imagined Thailand Authenticity and Culinary Tourism in Thai Restaurants Jennie Germann Molz
53
From Montezumas Revenge to Mexican Truffles Culinary Tourism across the Rio Grande Jeffrey M Pilcher
76
Flavors of Memory Jewish Food as Culinary Tourism in Poland Eve Jochnowitz
97
Incorporating the Local Tourist at the Big Island Poke Festival Kristin McAndrews
114
Culinary Tourism in Private and Domestic Contexts
129
Of Course in Guatemala Bananas are Better Exotic and Familiar Eating Experiences of Mormon Missionaries Jill Terry Rudy
131
Culinary Tourism among Basques and Basque Americans Maintenance and Inventions Jacqueline S Thursby
186
Culinary Tourism in Constructed and Emerging Contexts
207
From Culinary Other to Mainstream America Meanings and Uses of Southwestern Cuisine Amy Bentley
209
Rites of Intensification Eating and Ethnicity in the Catskills Rachelle H Saltzman
226
Pass the Tofu Please Asian Food for Aging Baby Boomers Liz Wilson
245
Ethnic Heritage Food in Lindsborg Kansas and New Glarus Wisconsin Barbara G Shortridge
268
Contributors
297
Index
301

Kashering the Melting Pot Oreos Sushi Restaurants Kosher Treif and the Observant American Jew Miryam Rotkoviiz
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Page 4 - They must be out of the ordinary. People must experience particularly distinct pleasures which involve different senses or are on a different scale from those typically encountered in everyday life.
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Lucy M. Long teaches folklore and food studies in the International Studies and American Culture Studies Programs at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She is the editor of the American Folklore Society's foodways section journal, Digest.

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