From home food to Macanese cuisine? Historical development, tourist branding and cultural identityFrom home food to Macanese cuisine? Historical development, tourist branding and cultural identity
Faculty of Arts. Translators and Interpreters
2(2012):12, p. 934-940
Food, cooking, and food‐making places play a primordial role in the formation of cultural identity and community building. Using the example of Macanese food in Macao Special Administrative Region, this article discusses the transformation of Macanese food from everyday home food to the current status of cuisine in present‐day Macanese society through the analysis of the perception of consumers and producers of Macanese food. The findings demonstrate the friction between Macanese food crafted by Macanese as part of an emergent authentic marker of Macanese identity and the commercial branding of Macanese food for tourist purposes.