Practice Area

Culinary Culture

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Maureen Littlejohn

Maureen Littlejohn

Practice Area Chair

Mei Zhang

Mei Zhang

Practice Area Co-Chair

Mission Statement

The mission of this practice area is to preserve and promote culinary cultures vis-a-vis tourism and hospitality.  We observe and analyze the relationships among gastronomy, culture, and tourism, and advance thought leadership in this area. 

This is perhaps our most important practice area, because culinary culture legitimizes the very reason for food & beverage lovers to travel. It is also our Association’s main mission.

"Food for Thought"

Without culinary culture, there is no reason to travel for food and drink. This concept includes the intersection of our heritage, traditions, and customs with the food we grow, prepare, consume, and share.

Our Articles featuring Culinary Culture

Interview with Maureen Littlejohn

Passionate about reading and very sociable, Maureen Littlejohn expressed a wish to become a journalist at an early age. After focusing on entertainment coverage for

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Culinary Culture Partners