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UNWTO hands top award to Macao sustainable gastronomy video

Starring some of the leading chefs in the city, ‘Sustainable Gastronomy – Preserving Macanese Cuisine’ is a heartfelt tribute to one of Macao’s greatest assets.

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Starring some of the leading chefs in the city, ‘Sustainable Gastronomy – Preserving Macanese Cuisine’ is a heartfelt tribute to one of Macao’s greatest assets.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:47 am

Macao has won a top award from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for a video promoting the city’s sustainable gastronomy.

Put together by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) in conjunction with a local video production team assembled by Macao News, “Sustainable Gastronomy  – Preserving Macanese Cuisine” was in the category “Tourism and Decade of Action” in a competition held to mark the UNWTO’s 24th general assembly held in Madrid at the beginning of December and designed to find the best visual storytellers around the world.

Running for just over three minutes, the video featured some of Macao’s culinary stars, such as chefs Florita Alves and Otilia Novo, and Hans Lee Rasmussen from the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, as well as MGTO Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes. 

With sustainability as the key theme, the video focuses on the Macaneses sopa de lacassá, which contains vermicelli, shrimp and balichao and – as it contains no meat – was traditionally eaten on Christmas by the Catholic faithful. Like many Macanese dishes, it is believed to have its roots in Peranakan cuisine.

Directed by Maxim Bessmertny, with António Sanmarful as director of photography, “Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2021” was produced by Mavi Tang and edited by Ricardo Tabosa.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:47 am

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