Cultural Food Preparation

Level: 2


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


  • Raw foods (e.g. Dalo, cassava, yams, sweet potatoes, taro leaves, etc.)
  • Banana leaves or other leaves used in your area
  • Stones
  • Firewood
  • Banana stems
  • Coconut leaves


  • Light the fire first.
  • Pile the firewood in order (criss-cross method).
  • Put all the stones on top of the firewood.
  • Let the fire completely burn the wood until you notice that the stones are red-hot.
  • Clean the lovo/oven.
  • Put the smashed up banana stems on top of the stones.
  • Start to put all the raw foods on top of the banana stems
  • 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.
  • Uncover the lovo/oven and the food is ready.

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