Cultural Food Preparation

Category: Household Arts

Cultural Food Preparation

Category: Household Arts

Level: Level 2

Year Introduced:

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Originating Institution: South Pacific Division: SPD


Cook a meal using local methods and foods by yourself.
See example below

1.      Raw foods (e.g. Dalo, cassava, yams, sweet potatoes, taro leaves, etc.)
2.      Banana leaves or other leaves used in your area.
3.      Stones
4.      Firewood
5.      Banana stems
6.      Coconut leaves

1.      Light the fire first.
2.      Pile the firewood in order (criss-cross method).
3.      Put all the stones on top of the firewood.
4.      Let the fire completely burn the wood until you notice that the stones are red-hot.
5.      Clean the lovo/oven.
6.      Put the smashed up banana stems on top of the stones.
7.      Start to put all the raw foods on top of the banana stems
8.      Cover it up first with green coconut leaves before you completely cover it with leaves and leave it for one to one and a half hours.
9.      Uncover the lovo/oven and the food is ready.