Transmission Effects’ of Malay Food Knowledge
Keywords:Malay ethnic, traditional food, food knowledge, food transmission
This study explored the effects of food transmission activities among the Malay ethnic’s food knowledge and the generation practice. Mother and daughter were selected as an informant in this study. All information analyzed using thematic analysis. Commercialization of ingredients, convenience food products, economy, educational level and lifestyles apparently reduced the practices of Malay traditional foods among the young generations. Mothers, in particular, can play a significant role in preserving the practice of Malay traditional foods. Parents should ensure that the traditional food knowledge is passed down to their generations to ensure the Malay food tradition retains and evolves further.
Keywords: Malay ethnic; traditional food; food knowledge; food transmission
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