In the present study, we offer a theoretical foundation to describe why this is happening. A group of Slow Food members were chosen as target of this study to explore whether they destination activity preferences would be influenced by their involvement with Slow Food.
The Slow Food movement is a non-profit foundation with over 20 years of history, and with over , members in countries around the world. The philosophy of Slow Food is based on acquiring good, clean, and fair food. Good food is defined as being tasty and diverse, and produced in such a way as to maximise its flavour and connections to a geographic and cultural region. Clean food is sustainable, and helps to preserve rather than destroy the environment.
Slow Food members share similar food values related to the consumption of food. Members value knowledge of traditional producers and variety of places where food is produced, local recipes, and flavours Social Report, In this study, we examined whether these Slow Food values would be carried through when members travelled to other destinations. A qualitative research approach was adopted at this exploratory study attempts to uncover new insights into the attitudes and behaviour of Slow Food members. Face-to-face in-depth interviews were conducted with 43 Slow Food members from Australia, Argentina, Taiwan and Italy concerning their travel.
A total of 22 females and 21 males were interviewed. A Slow Food convivium chapter located in regions of these countries was first contacted to arrange member interviews. The snowball sampling method was used after the first interview in each region to identify respondents. One researcher spent approximately one month in each location to conduct the interviews.
Each interview ranged from 20 to 50 minutes. Most members were over 40 years of age and the majority had been Slow Food members for over three years. Interviews were audio-recorded with the permission of the respondents, transcribed by the authors and then subjected to analysis. Members were asked to describe their daily food consumption behaviour, their activities in the destination and consumption behaviour in the destination.
Data was managed using NVivo 9. Slow Food members expressed a diverse range of travel motivations; travelling for reasons such as business, pleasure, learning a language, and to visit family and friends. However, members shared a similar food lifestyle at home and in the destination.
Among all 43 respondents, there were more similarities in their food lifestyle and their destination activity choices than dissimilarities. Across different culture, age, profession, and gender, all members expressed their strong commitment toward the basic values of Slow Food and undertook such practices daily.
All Slow Food members were concerned with getting fresh ingredients for their everyday dishes, and most of them shopped at traditional markets and supported small-scale producers. Members liked cooking for family and friends and did so regularly. When members cooked, most avoided using precooked packages or canned food.
Most of the interviewees had dinner with family members every day and went to their parents or grandparents place for food gatherings on weekends. Members were quite knowledgeable about different food cultures and history of food from different places. Members accepted the basic values of Slow Food, shared these values with others and were highly involved with Slow Food values.
Members manifested Slow Food through their actions and behaviours by choosing where to buy, what to eat and how to cook their daily food intakes and these behaviours have become their habitus. Members cared about this issue, and read and searched for new information related to food and culture. Despite differences in their cultural background, gender, and age, the interviewees shared similar values toward food and were aware of finding the right ingredients for their daily meal consumption.
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When asked about the different types of activities they undertook in the destination, Slow Food members mentioned enjoying undertaking food related activities. Cooking was an activity members did every day at home and also during their holidays. Members mentioned that they enjoyed cooking on vacation and tried to do it as much as possible.
Some members liked to read restaurant menus in their vacation destination and had preferences for joining food tours or cooking courses. Wherever member travelled for their holidays they visited local markets in the destination and ate at local restaurants. Most of them were open-minded in trying new ingredients, like kangaroo meat or unfamiliar street food. Food might not be the main reason for them to travel, but their food search and consumption behaviour was similar to that at home. Few members mentioned they were cooking on their holiday trips: …the house is quite small, equipped with a kitchen, a BBQ, firewood…since we know so many people around, we always have parties with local people and my friends [when travelling] in Uruguay R9, male, lawyer, mid Most days we will go to a market, and that will be our morning.
We will go around the local market, we will shop and we will get the things we need for that day.
And then the afternoon, often we would go to do the tourist things, and then we will come back at night, we will sit and have a drink together with our friends, and something to eat and then we will cook a lovely dinner while we drink some wine and then we go to bed A9, male, retired, over Other members mentioned while they were travelling, they would shop from small producers as they do regularly at home: That is what we like.
We shop as local do. There are still little shops; it is still an old style village where you can find a little bit of everything in the village. There are also big supermarkets, but we prefer going into the small shops I10, male, painter, over The result of this study suggests this tourist group undertake many destination activities that fit with their habitus.
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Inktober day 7, no prompt. Still finishing up day 8, so hopefully tomorrow will be a double post day. Inktober day 6,no prompt Simple Hooded Scarf Pattern. Aside from a standard webcam, like those found in many new computers, the system uses only a single piece of hardware: a multicolored Lycra glove that could be manufactured for about a dollar. The most obvious application of the technology, Wang says, would be in video games: Gamers navigating a virtual world could pick up and wield objects simply by using hand gestures.
But Wang also imagines that engineers and designers could use the system to more easily and intuitively manipulate 3-D models of commercial products or large civic structures. The glove went through a series of designs, with dots and patches of different shapes and colors, but the current version is covered with 20 irregularly shaped patches that use 10 different colors.
The number of colors had to be restricted so that the system could reliably distinguish the colors from each other, and from those of background objects, under a range of different lighting conditions. The arrangement and shapes of the patches was chosen so that the front and back of the hand would be distinct but also so that collisions of similar-colored patches would be rare.
For instance, Wang explains, the colors on the tips of the fingers could be repeated on the back of the hand, but not on the front, since the fingers would frequently be flexing and closing in front of the palm. Technically, the other key to the system is a new algorithm for rapidly looking up visual data in a database, which Wang says was inspired by the recent work of Antonio Torralba, the Esther and Harold E. Once a webcam has captured an image of the glove, Wang's software crops out the background, so that the glove alone is superimposed upon a white background.
Then the software drastically reduces the resolution of the cropped image, to only 40 pixels by 40 pixels. Finally, it searches through a database containing myriad by digital models of a hand, clad in the distinctive glove, in a range of different positions. Once it's found a match, it simply looks up the corresponding hand position. Since the system doesn't have to calculate the relative positions of the fingers, palm, and back of the hand on the fly, it's able to provide an answer in a fraction of a second.