FIU Memory and Food Essay
I’m working on a marketing discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Food can facilitate recall: One study looked at how favorite recipes stimulate memories of the past. When the researchers asked informants to list three of their favorite recipes and to talk about these choices, they found that people tended to link them with memories of past events, such as childhood memories, family holidays, milestone events (such as dishes they only make on holidays), heirlooms (recipes handed down) and the passing of time (only eating blueberry cobbler in the summer). Tell us about one of your favorite recipes, what it means to you, and suggest a way a marketer could try to tie these powerful food-related memories to branding strategies.
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