New resources on Gastronomy – Subject Spotlight

I’ve collated some of the recent sources published on Gastronomy as it relates to the tourism, hospitality and events industries. I’ve given examples of some books as well as book chapters, journal articles and industry reports.

Remember – these are just some examples – you’ll find more when you use Library Search.

New books and ebooks

Book Chapters

Gastronomy is quite a targeted subject and there are not as many books published specifically about it as other subjects – however there are a lot of books tourism and hospitality, and many of those have chapters which focus on gastronomy.

Book cover: Routledge handbook of tourism cities

Routledge handbook of tourism cities by Alastair M. Morrison and J. Andres Coca-Stefaniak (Editors)

Chapter 39 of this title is called ‘Macao as a city of gastronomy‘.

book cover: Events tourism- critical insights

Events Tourism: Critical Insights and Contemporary Perspectives By Cuffy, V.V; Bakas, F; Coetzee, W.J.L.. (2020)

Chapter 6 of this title is ‘Entrepreneurship development and Slow Food events‘.

Tip: Make sure you check the contents of more general books to find relevant chapters – there is often a contents list available directly from the Library Catalogue record of a book.

Click here to read more of our tips on finding relevant book chapters.

Recent Journal Articles

Industry Reports

There are industry reports on the IBISWorld database that will be of interest to students studying Gastronomy. One in particular is:

  • Full Service Restaurants in the UK – this report includes a detailed look of industry giving key statistics and industry performance.

To access IBISWorld use the Databases A-Z link on the Library web page.

For more information about market research and industry reports visit the HEAT Key Resources page or to view some video guides about using these databases visit our Help Finding E-resources Page.

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