Gastronomy is the science of cooking cuisines in relation to the culture and tradition of a place. This includes specialties and the way it is cooked including the people who created it. How powerful gastronomy is?
Given its definition, it can introduce a destination. Through gastronomic resources, a place can be well-known. These resources do not just introduce the dishes itself, but the culture and traditions of the local people of a destination. The possibility of the local tourism industry to boom is there and obvious. Tourists have been visiting and spreading the news about the destination that just started from producing their local dish in relation to their culture.
Gastronomic resources provide livelihood. The local people who are expert in producing and making the gastronomic dishes have the chance to become more self-sufficient because through gastronomy, they gain power not just for themselves but for their families as well. With the local dishes, more visitors means more income for the local people and for the destination itself.
Culture is obviously preserved through producing the local dishes. As to the way it is being produced, it just shows that the previous generations were able to pass it to the present that clearly means it will be passed to the future generations to continually preserve.
Having all the advantages given through producing gastronomic resources, sustainable development can be implemented. Sustainability is very important in any industry for it will conserve what is needed. Since gastronomy fuels tourism industry, it will surely lead to more developments and implementations. This will affect everything from the destination producing the local dishes. This is how powerful a local dish is especially when it already become famous to other people. With the correct implementations of development, and proper consideration of the concept of sustainability, gastronomy can be used for the local economy and for the welfare of the local people.