The Relationship between Tradition, Tourism and Gastronomy: Cuisine and Culinary Heritage in "Salaš" (Farm) Tourism

  • Ana Banić-Grubišić Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade
  • Dragana Antonijević Department of Ethnology and Anthropology Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade
Keywords:
salaš-farms, tourism, tradition, ethno cuisine, slow food, cultural identity, Vojvodina

Abstract

The paper considers the relationship between tradition and tourism as exemplified by the cuisine on offer in so called "salaš tourism". Over the course of the last decade, farms in Vojvodina have become popular tourist destination and an attraction as a form of rural and cultural tourism. Farms which have been revitalized to meet the needs of tourism are represented as "places of returning to tradition" in brochures and the media, thus creating a romanticized and idealized image of the past of Vojvodina peasants. The paper examines the ways in which elements of traditional culture are incorporated into the tourist offer. The gastronomic policies of salaš- restaurants is associated with the global "slow food" movement which is based on localy grown and produced food and traditional preparation techniques. The paper is the result of fieldwork conducted in salaš-farms in Bačka and Banat, which have been revitalized as catering businesses and tourist attractions, as well as on the analysis of media representations of salaš tourism.

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Published
2013-12-26
How to Cite
Banić-Grubišić, Ana, and Dragana Antonijević. 2013. “The Relationship Between Tradition, Tourism and Gastronomy: Cuisine and Culinary Heritage in "Salaš" (Farm) Tourism”. Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology 8 (4), 1089-1108. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.21301/eap.v8i4.10.

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