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Table 2 The table below shows the indicators/dimensions for the research. These indicators/dimensions were used to analyze the information gathered. The indicators/dimensions are divided into two: culinary heritage documentation and significance. Each indicator/dimension identifies a specific aspect in the development of the research. It is also based from different theoretical and conceptual frameworks published on food and food heritage. (conceptualized by the authors)

From: Ysla de Panciteria: a preliminary study on the culinary heritage significance of pancit using the heritage documentation approach—the case of Luzon Island, Philippines

Culinary heritage documentationCulinary heritage significance
Raw ingredients—this determines the local produce and processed/manufactured resources that will be used to come-up a dish.Historical significance—this determines the story of pancit based from the available physical, oral, archival, and/or associated evidences. The story can be related from the pre-Hispanic, Spanish, American, Japanese or the Third Republic, which will relate to the existence of the culinary tradition in a particular area.
Sources of the raw ingredients—this identifies the sources of the raw ingredients either in the agricultural or manufacturing process.Culinary significance—this identifies the attachment of the food to the everyday lifestyle of the community and other people associated. Proper recipe standards, raw ingredients, process of cooking, and food service are related.
Selling points of the raw ingredients—this highlights the availability of the raw ingredients to the general public by determining the market selling points either in a formal or informal way.Agricultural significance—this determines the relationship of the culinary tradition to the agricultural landscape, produces, and process anchored in the raw ingredients and materials used to cook the dish.
Cooking materials and equipment—this identifies the materials and equipment that are used to cook the dish. This can be under the traditional or from the modern concepts that are used by the local community.Aesthetic significance—this pertains to the physical consistency and appearance of the dish especially related to the way on how raw ingredients are combined and on how the dish is being plated in the desired serving utensils. The proper way of eating the food is also included, which is influenced by the local community.
Process of cooking—this determines the way on how to cook the dish using different technical or traditional process of cooking.Economic significance—this determines the positive effects of the culinary tradition in the growth of a particular area for uplifting the lives of the community and contributing to the total production of goods and services offered
Consumption—this highlights the way on how the local community eats and consumes the dish based from their lifestyle and culture.Health significance—this determines the relationship of the culinary tradition to the required nutritional value especially for consumption.
Recycling and disposal of waste—this identifies the practices of the local community on how to dispose and recycle food waste and other related materials to measure the environmental sustainability.Spiritual significance—this highlights the significance of the culinary tradition to the religious and spiritual aspects of the local community.
Social significance—this relates the culinary tradition to important events related to the area and to its local community. This is also discussing what the local community’s perspective about the culinary tradition as it is part of their everyday lifestyle
Symbolical significance—the culinary tradition is being interpreted as part of the local community’s morals, values, and ethical practices.