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Między lokalnym iwentem a turystycznym megaiwentem kulinarnym
Between the local event and the tourist culinary megaevent

The odyssey of the Festival of Taste in Gruczno

Author(s): Aleksandra Kleśta-Nawrocka, Rafał Kleśta-Nawrocki
Subject(s): Sociology of Art
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Czasu Kultury
Keywords: mega-events;event;culinary art;tourism;Aleksandra Kleśta-Nawrocka;Rafał Kleśta-Nawrocki

Summary/Abstract: The article concerns the Festival of Taste, held in the village of Gruczno, and on the basis of this event, highlights interesting tensions that arise from the clash between local activities and global tendencies. The presented case study reveals problems that arise when local communities come into contact with the mechanisms of tourism, and shows the different needs and articulations of the various parties involved. The Festival of Taste in Gruczno is an appealing topic for research in this regard. Its development from a local event to a tourist mega-event, and its current state, which reflects both local and supra-local interests, clearly reveals this interplay. In studying the Festival of Taste, the authors refer mainly to culinary aspects, e.g. products and local producers and their relation to culinary tourism, but their analysis goes far beyond culinary matters, showing how this context merely illustrates the cultural policies that are currently being carried out and how they are privileged.

  • Issue Year: XXXIII/2017
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 92-98
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish