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Perceptions and images of “typical” Australian dishes: An exploratory study

Duarte Alonso, A (2016) Perceptions and images of “typical” Australian dishes: An exploratory study. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 19 (2). pp. 147-163. ISSN 1537-8039

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Abstract

The research investigates the perceived images that ‘typical’ Australian dishes evoke in the minds of consumers, including words they associate to describe typical Australian dishes. A questionnaire designed and distributed among undergraduate students at various universities yielded 561 usable responses. Three predominant responses, grilled/barbequed meats, steaks, and meat pies associated typical Australian dishes with; in addition, Australian dishes evoked four different images among respondents: positive, related to specific images (e.g., barbequed foods), neutral, negative, and food related. Overall, the findings underline limited knowledge. Consumer education could help broaden understanding, with resulting enhanced images of the country’s culinary attributes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Foodservice Business Research on 6 April 2016, available online http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15378020.2016.1159890
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 25 May 2016 10:09
Last Modified: 25 May 2016 10:09
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/15378020.2016.1159890
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3665

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