Taste of Macau: Portuguese Cuisine on the China Coast

Taste of Macau: Portuguese Cuisine on the China Coast

Annabel Jackson


Over 450 years in the past, the Portuguese landed in what was once to be the 1st eu colony in Asia, Macau, bringing their tradition and their delicacies. This lavishly illustrated cookbook is the 1st to introduce to the English-speaking international one of many oldest "fusion" cuisines in Asia. It comprises sixty two recipes, so much of that are directly from the source--old relatives recipe collections or the documents of influential Macanese chefs.

This ebook comes at a tremendous time--just after the handover in 1999 of Macau from Portuguese to chinese language rule--a time whilst many of the Portuguese group is leaving Macau and genuine Macanese tradition and lifestyle turns out doomed to speedily disappear. therefore, this booklet is way greater than a cookbook--it is a venture to maintain and percentage, for the 1st time, a crucial point of the Macanese international. the writer has spent virtually ten years gathering and checking out those background recipes, going in contact with the Macanese diaspora, and asking them to mirror again and write approximately nutrition in Macau. flavor of Macau can be utilized as a whole reference advisor to Macanese delicacies, because it comprises info on parts and the place to shop for them, tales and knowledge concerning the few last eating places in Macau, and a desirable dialogue at the dating among meals and tradition via literary excerpts and private stories from vital figures within the Macanese group. whole with dozens of lush colour images.

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