The taste of food

Tourists’ approach to local food

Tourists’ approach to local food

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Today, food tourism has become one of the types of tourism that many countries have realized its importance as a source of tourist attraction. The main suggestions in attracting tourists are paying serious attention to food preparation and observing hygienic principles in different stages of serving it and increasing the quality of local food and creating variety in its taste.

 

What Is Considered Local Food?

Tourists’ approach to local food

Tourism has changed a lot over the years and many sectors have been added to it, which has created employment and, in some cases, increased people’s income. Thanks to the advancement of technology, with the receipt of tourists’ feedback from the services provided, this industry is developing day by day and providing better quality services.

Today, the issue of food is very hot in the field of tourism, and people are very active in this field by offering local food to tourists, but have you ever wondered what is the approach of tourists towards local food?

 

The taste of food
The taste of food

 

Today, food tourism has become one of the types of tourism that many countries have realized its importance as a source of tourist attraction. The main suggestions in attracting tourists are paying serious attention to food preparation and observing hygienic principles in different stages of serving it and increasing the quality of local food and creating variety in its taste.

Food is one of the important criteria of travel and one of the main components of tourism, and in recent years, special attention has been paid to the importance of the relationship between food and tourist attraction.

 

Food attractions attract tourists
Food attractions attract tourists

 

Local food

The term local food has multiple and contradictory definitions. In a general definition, local food is food that is produced in a local area. Some say that food that has the unique characteristics of a particular place or carries with it the value and meaning of local culture is local food.

In general, whether we accept the criterion of distance in the definition of indigenous local food or define it in terms of culture, local food is food that is produced in a specific geographical area and under the influence of historical, cultural, linguistic and folkloric elements.

In terms of tourism, local food is important because it can bring physical, cultural, social and prestige experience to the tourist.

 

Food charms
Food charms

 

The approach of tourists towards local food

The desire to eat delicious and tasty food in a suitable environment is considered in the choices of tourists and is considered an important factor for them. Food festivals offer tourists the ability to recognize unique events and have special experiences.

At one point, food was only used as a catalyst to enhance the tourist experience, but over time, food is becoming a component that can create a positive mental image of a destination. Tourism events are considered as a key resource in the marketing of destinations as well as the development of local communities.

For these and many other reasons, food tourism is becoming an important issue in planning tourism events and festivals. Visitors enjoy participating in food-related events, as well as learning about the culture of local communities and participating in cultural events that use local products and food, and these factors satisfy tourists throughout the experience.

Their journey has a great impact. The tourism industry can improve the quality of the tourist travel experience by encouraging tourists to participate in the process of preparing and cooking local food, and emphasizing the unique identity of local food. Many tourists welcome learning and cooking local food.

 

The taste and smell of local food attracts tourists
The taste and smell of local food attracts tourists

 

The ingredients of many local dishes can be special and unique depending on the region in which they live, and this can be one of the reasons why tourists turn to eating local food. And for this reason, some tourists may want to learn how to cook it, as well as prepare the raw materials used when they return and enjoy making that food in their area.

For example, curd is widely used in Iranian cuisine and a food called eggplant curd is very popular among tourists, and many tourists prepare curd when returning to their country and take this food experience home with them.

Tourists have a lot of food experiences from each region, and many of them make a number of these local dishes for their friends and acquaintances by learning the local food of each region they visit, and share them in their experience.

 

 

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  1. There are certain types of local food that tourists can be attracted to and enjoy and share with others. Do you think it is the right tradition to define food from other regions

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