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New Perspectives on Traditional and Regional Foods

Special issue call for papers from British Food Journal

Guest Editor

Professor Sanda Renko
Department of Trade
Faculty of Economics and Business
University of Zagreb
[email protected]

For many people, food has the primary and vital function of satisfying their biological needs. However, food also reflects other complex meanings such as national and cultural identity, including food associations, the use of food in entertainment and using food to learn about different cultures. Moreover, changing behavioural patterns and lifestyles and increasing consumer health concerns emphasise traditional and natural, local or organic foods. Contrary to the globalisation of food which has affected peoples’ eating behaviour since the late-1960s, in the last few years traditional and local foods have come back into fashion. Additionally, food plays a key role in attracting tourists to certain destinations because of its reflection of a region’s culture, history and lifestyle. This Special Issue seeks to extend the vast existing literature on food and its functions and apply it to the re-emergence of traditional and regional/authentic   food into the mainstream.

Call for papers

The Special Issue aims to include both empirical research articles as well as conceptual pieces discussing traditional and regional/authentic food, covering (but not limited to) to the following topics:

• Innovations in traditional food
• The link between organic and traditional food
• The link between health and traditional food
• The link between culture and food
• Ethnic elements in traditional and authentic food
• Local cuisine and authenticity
• Romantic (nostalgic) elements in food

Submission instructions

• Manuscripts should be original contributions, will be double blind peer reviewed and should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
• Manuscripts should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words and formatted according to the journal author guidelines.
• Submissions must be received by 1 March 2014 via the online submission system Scholar One Manuscripts:
• Authors should indicate that the manuscript is for this special issue by selecting this from the dropdown list on Scholar One Manuscripts.

For further information

Please see the journal homepage: or contact the guest editor.