Can Traditional Food Knowledge Be Transferred?
Keywords:food knowledge, food practices, knowledge transfer, Malay food
This study attempts to identify and recognize the approach of food knowledge transfer that can be applied by the younger generation practices. The observation and ethnographic technique performed during the actual food preparation process of the Malay festive celebrations. Purchasing food ingredients, making an observation, hands-on cooking, regular practices, attending ceremonial events and consume the Malay traditional food were the behaviour that's been identified in introducing and passing the Malay traditional food knowledge to the younger generations. Family food tradition should be passed down and evolved along with the social and technological progress to retain the ethnic cultural identity.
Keywords: food knowledge, food practices, knowledge transfer, Malay food
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