This module explores the concept of travelling with the express purpose of participating in food and/or wine related experiences. Known as gastronomic tourism, this type of travel is enabled by low-cost travel and fuelled by the social media obsession with exciting food and wine destinations and activities, and unprecedented opportunities to share those experiences with people we know and the world at large.
It can include experiences of food and wine producers, festivals and other related events, restaurants, regular and specialist markets, seasonal celebrations, shopping and cooking, tastings and other food-and-wine related learning opportunities. High value is placed on the uniqueness and importance of these experiences, so we must therefore seek to understand, value and preserve the qualities of regional identity, community connection, and the environmental and cultural diversity that underpins them and ensures their future.
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Lynelle Scott-Aitken teaches Media History & Ethics and the Food, Lifestyle & Travel elective and offers pastoral care and Justice of the Peace services to students. She holds a BA in Literature and an MA in Communications and is a qualified chef. As a specialist writer of food/travel articles and books for companies including Fairfax and Lonely Planet, she travelled the globe in search of stories for more than a decade then spent eight years at Bauer Media writing, sub-editing, editing and managing editing multiple titles. Lynelle is passionately interested in the field of professional ethics. She is a volunteer ethics teacher in NSW primary schools and a pastoral care representative on the NSW Family Planning Research Ethics Committee.