Culinary tourism: An exploratory reading of contemporary representations of cooking

@article{Brownlie2005CulinaryTA,
  title={Culinary tourism: An exploratory reading of contemporary representations of cooking},
  author={Douglas Brownlie and Paul Hewer and Suzanne Horne},
  journal={Consumption Markets \& Culture},
  year={2005},
  volume={8},
  pages={26 - 7}
}
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