Culinary Tourism Attracts Global Interest in N.S.


HALIFAX — More than 150 delegates from 11 countries descended on Halifax’s World Trade and Convention Centre this weekend for the 2010 Culinary Tourism Summit, which examined the best ways to attract culinary tourists

And, while Nova Scotia is typically thought of in terms of its fish and seafood production, its coastline and its friendly people, the Summit focused on the province’s recent efforts in areas like wine and cheese production, according to a Nova Scotia Chronicle Herald report. 

“Our culinary tourism industry is new but very developed at the same time,” Christine White, of Taste of Nova Scotia, told the newspaper. “We’ve got Fox Hill Cheese House, all the wineries, Glenora Distillery, the only single malt distillery in North America. With the chefs and the calibre of everything we have here, the world is starting to take notice.

Speakers at the event, held at the World Trade and Convention Centre, included Robert Kenner, producer of the film Food, Inc. and celebrity chef Michael Smith.

For the full story from the Summit, organized by the International Culinary Tourism Association and hosted by Taste of Nova Scotia, click here.



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