What Do You Mean by Food Tourism?

Food and tourism play a major part in the new experience economy. Food is a key part of all cultures, a major element of global intangible heritage and an increasingly important attraction for tourists. The linkages between food and tourism also provide a platform for local economic development, and food experiences help to brand and market destinations, as well as supporting the local culture that is so attractive to tourists.

Food tourism is exploring foods of different places be it near or far from your usual place of residence. It includes the food carts and street vendors as much as the locals-only (gastro) pubs, dramatic wineries, or one-of-a-kind restaurants. It is a unique types of tourism popular all around the world. In recent years food tourism has grown considerably becoming one of the most dynamic and creative kinds of tourism. There is something for everyone in the food tourism industry.

Food tourism not only mean travelling far to try some exquisite dish. But one travelling near your region or neighborhood to enjoy already tried and tested recipes or to travel in search of new and special cuisine is also considered as food tourism. It helps in promoting and catering the local products and their marketing as well, provides job to local chef, allow local communities to generate income and employment. Many countries are promoting their countries cuisine through food tourism. Malaysia, Moscow, Spain, Korea, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Egypt, Brazil, Azerbaijan are some famous food destination of the world. These countries are successful to attract the admiration of visiting guests with their art of combining foods and seasoning, rituals of preparing it. France is a country that has been strongly associated with culinary tourism with both international visitors as well as French citizens traveling to different parts of the country to sample local foods and wine

Nepal is also well known for its local dish. People visiting Nepal prefer to try local cuisine rather than eating same usual foods they have all been eating before. The food of Nepal is as diverse as the country itself. The Nepalese recipes are quick to cook and good to eat. Nepalese food is famous for its nutrition level and tempting taste. Whilst Nepalese cuisine is somewhat basic, it certainly does not lack in flavor, making extensive use of spices and flavorings such as ginger, garlic, coriander, pepper, cumin, chilies, cilantro, mustard oil, ghee and occasionally yak butter. Famous Nepali cuisines are Gundrook- Dhendo, Aalu tama, Vegetable Pulao (Fried Nepali Rice), Masu, Vegetable Thukpa, and Chatamari. You can try nepalese cusine while enjoying your holiday in Nepal with your friends, family and loved ones.

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