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People′s Sources of Recipes: Some Implications for an Understanding of Food‐related Behaviour

British Food Journal

ISSN: 0007-070X

Article publication date: 1 February 1992

Abstract

Presents an analysis of data collected by questionnaire from 50 respondents on their sources of recipes. The questionnaires were completed by men and women who were members of various groups and communities located in the Edinburgh area. The data are analysed in respect of gender, class, age variations and variations according to family size. Concludes that the recipe possesses a social significance that merits greater attention, for it is the starting point of many culinary and related activities. The implications of such findings for the food industry are manifold. Many respondents identified the purchase and receipt of cookery books, the collection of recipes, and the exchange of recipes as related activities. As such, the cultural significance of the recipe and its importance in food marketing cannot be underestimated.

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Citation

McKie, L.J. and Wood, R.C. (1992), "People′s Sources of Recipes: Some Implications for an Understanding of Food‐related Behaviour", British Food Journal, Vol. 94 No. 2, pp. 12-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/00070709210008862

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