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ERIC Number: EJ1000190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Throw Your Napkin on the Floor: Authenticity, Culinary Tourism, and a Pedagogy of the Senses
Stowe, Lisa; Johnston, Dawn
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v52 n3 p460-483 Nov 2012
This article explores the educational objectives of a University of Calgary short-term travel study program (Food Culture in Spain 2011). A combination of secondary research and primary data collected through in-depth interviews with former program participants, as well as student reflective essays written in the field, shows that the sensory experience with food is an important pedagogical tool. Focusing on questions of intentionality, sensory learning, and the meaning of authenticity, we explore the complications inherent in a formal education program built around culinary tourism. We argue that by the end of the three-week program in Spain, students identify as informed culinary tourists who recognize the complexity of authenticity and understand how sensory experiences can inspire and motivate both a bodily and an intellectual understanding of food and their relationship with it. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Calgary); Spain