• An Autoethnographic Account of The Symbolic and Cultural Meaning of Xianmian Noodles in Fujian Province, China

      Chen, Jing Jing (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      The value of food is not limited to physical nourishment. Food also provides material actancy. That consideration adds to food’s symbolic dimensions and considerations. For the Chinese, food and its consumption are sources ...
    • The compulcelebrity effect: upmarket chef proprietors and compulsory celebrity

      Wright, Scott Douglas (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      Using an inductive grounded theory methodology this research, congruent to grounded theories’ intent, presents the development of a substantive theory of compulcelebrity. Coined by the author, the term ‘compulcelebrity’ ...
    • “The Curry Bunch”: A Semiotic Exploration

      Basnet, Lavanya (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      Art takes many forms and is understood by different people in different ways. Within these understandings, art, in the case of my dissertation, incorporates the semiotic analysis of two oil-on-canvas images of Mikebhai ...
    • Exploring the Symbolic and Socio-cultural Meanings of Yak Butter Tea in Tibet

      Sina, Bianmu (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Tea has asserted its place as a popular beverage around the world. Yak butter tea is a daily drink for many Tibetans especially those living in Southwest China. the drinking of tea, its customs and rituals incorporate ...
    • Gastronome: To Drink or Not to Drink

      Thomson, Max (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      Gastronomy and the gastronome are inextricably linked. The latter has long been characterised by their proficient knowledge of food and beverages, particularly alcoholic beverages. While there is an abundance of gastronomic ...
    • Lu sipi, a Marker of Tongan Distinction

      Toloke, Elizabeth Na'asipa (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      National dishes and other food items play a crucial role in sustaining cultural norms as well as affirming an individual’s sense of place and identity. In Tonga, lu sipi is such a dish. In Tonga and for Tongans living ...
    • Making Sense of Fusion Bibimbaps within Auckland Eateries

      Chun, Joanne-Yeeun (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Fusion food is a popular global culinary trend. Yet, it is an under-researched domain within the study of gastronomy. In everyday use, the term ‘fusion food’ generally refers to a combination or a fusion of different ...
    • Milk Revolution and the Homogeneous New Zealand Coffee Market

      Guo, Jingsi (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      It is unsurprising that, as an enjoyable and social beverage, coffee has generated a coffee culture in Aotearoa New Zealand. Part of coffee’s enjoyment and culture is the range of milk types available for milk-based coffees. ...
    • TripAdvisor Tourist Experiences of Local Cuisine in Battambang Province, Cambodia

      Say, Lalin (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Food tourism significantly impacts the economy, socio-culture and the development of tourist destinations. Research in this area has identified that local food is perceived to be a peak experience for many tourists. In ...