CANBERRA, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Adelaide is planning to create Australia's first center for food culture to boost tourism, said the city's deputy lord mayor.
"I think (Adelaide) can claim to be the cultural capital of Australia," Adelaide City Council Deputy Lord Mayor Megan Hender told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
"We really are a cultural hotspot I think in our country and I think food culture is very much a part of what we do."
She believes that a dedicated center would be the ideal place to show off quality produce from around the South Australia state.
Hender said fine wine regions such as the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale partner perfectly with produce sourced from the Adelaide Hills, and it could all come together in one large food cultural center in the city.
"There can be some tourism benefits if it does actually turn into a bricks-and-mortar place where people can go and look and learn about food."
Hender said the center would provide opportunities for Australians of all different backgrounds to express their multiculturalism through food.
"The multicultural communities can share their experience of food and what it's meant to them," she said.
"There's educational opportunities as well because the universities run masters of gastronomy and courses like that."
Hender said the council has hosted a number of meetings with potential partners, such as the city's Migration Museum, universities and the Adelaide Central Market, where she hopes the center would be established.