The International Institute of Macau (IIM) announced that this year it plans to establish a website that focuses on Macanese cuisine, providing an interactive page for users to share different recipes.
The secretary-general of IIM, Rufino Ramos, said that the webpage will not only give an introduction to the history of Macanese food but will also provide a platform for eager residents to contribute their knowledge on Macanese cuisine.
“We’re finalizing it, we have to make it interactive. We want contributions from people with recipes, secrets from the families and also comments and suggestions, photos and so on,” he said to the Macau Daily Times.
Ramos also said that he hopes that the Institute for Tourism Studies of Macau would collaborate on the project.
Later this year, IIM will be going to three cities in Brazil to hold seminars to discuss “Macau as a Platform for Economic, Commercial and Culture Exchange Between China, Portugal and Brazil.”
Ramos hopes that IIM might also visit Guangdong Province, as there are many Portuguese-language learners in the region.
“We will go to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Recife, and then (return) to Macau and Portugal and [we will also be] in Beijing and hopefully this year in Canton (Guangdong) too,” he said.
Ramos also said that IIM is assisting in the set-up of a museum focusing on the Portuguese presence in Ningbo.
IIM will continue its series of talks on the history of Macau.
The first round of talks are being presented in Portuguese-language schools but the series will soon expand to include English and Chinese schools.
The talks teach students about the attempted Dutch invasion of Macau in the 17th century.