The land of milk and honey: Biblical foods, heritage and holy land tourism

Amos S. Ron, Dallen Timothy

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This paper discusses the importance of Biblical food as heritage cuisine for religious tourists in the Holy Land. Based on empirical evidence and case material from sites in Israel, the study describes the role of Biblical gastronomy in the religious tourism landscape of Jerusalem and examines the dynamics of experience, cost and authenticity of Last Supper re-enactments for Christian tourists in Israel. Biblical food is an important theme for religious tourism in the Holy Land, and it is becoming more influential in creating spiritual and authentic religious heritage experiences for Christian pilgrims.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-247
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Heritage Tourism
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 2013


  • Authenticity
  • Biblical food
  • Cuisine
  • Foodscape
  • Heritage foodways
  • Holy Land
  • Last Supper
  • Spiritual edutainment
  • Tourism landscape
  • Tourismscape


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