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Irish chefs and restaurants in the geography of 'local' food value chains

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Show simple item record Cawley, Mary 2012-10-15T11:11:39Z 2012-10-15T11:11:39Z 2012
dc.identifier.citation Duram, L A and Cawley, M (2012) 'Irish chefs and restaurants in the geography of 'local' food value chains'. The Open Geography Journal, 5 :16-25. en_US
dc.description.abstract Restaurant chefs and owners have a potentially influential role to play in promoting the use of local foods and supporting producers. Indeed chefs are taste makers, and their conceptualization of local food can influence consumers' perceptions, knowledge and geographical awareness. Yet their role is not well documented in research literature. In-depth interviews were conducted with seven purposively selected chefs in Galway City, Ireland, who are seeking to develop a local cuisine. Menus, websites, and statements of philosophy were also analyzed. Attention focused on the definition of local food, sources of supply, how local food is used in cuisine, and how it is presented on menus. Common themes among restaurants include the geographic stretching of local food to include artisan products, issues of seasonality and variability in supply, and questions about the authenticity of promoting the use of local foods. There are opportunities for building linkages between chefs and local producers, to promote authentic use of locally sourced foods. Recommendations are made for five strategies to build a sustainable local food geography, based on strengthening the farmer- to-chef shortened value chain. en_US
dc.format application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartof The Open Geography Journal en
dc.subject Local food en_US
dc.subject Restaurants en_US
dc.subject Food value chain en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.title Irish chefs and restaurants in the geography of 'local' food value chains en_US
dc.type Article en_US 2012-10-11T16:09:17Z
dc.local.publishedsource en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed
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dc.internal.rssid 2435604 Mary Cawley, Dept. Of Geography & Eci, Economic Space, Room 111, Arts/Science Building, Nui Galway. 2171 Email:
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