Identification of the Role of Kitchen and the Use of Traditional Cooking Tools in the Eating Culture of the Baduy Tribe Community


  • Ayu Lestari Universitas Terbuka
  • Muhammad Shofyan Universitas Terbuka
  • Mutiara Ulfah Universitas Terbuka


Baduy, Traditional Kitchen, Kitchen Utensils, Traditional Cooking Equipment


Baduy is one of the tribes in Indonesia that applies a living system in line with the principle of preserving nature. This principle is involved in agriculture and daily life, one of which is in cooking utensils. This study was conducted to determine the culture of cooking in the Baduy community by identifying the role of the traditional kitchen and the use of conventional cooking utensils. The research was conducted in Baduy Luar Village (Kadugketug Village, Balimbing Village) and Baduy Dalam (Cibeo Village) Kanekes Village, Leuwidimar District, Lebak Regency, Banten Province. Data was collected using field observation and interviews with community leaders and the Baduy community. The results showed that the traditional Baduy kitchen functions as a place to cook, store kitchen utensils, store foodstuffs (rice, firewood, and vegetables), a place to eat, and a place to carry out traditional ceremonies. The Baduy community has a kitchen and food culture that still maintains the values of local wisdom. It can be seen in kitchen utensils and traditional tableware made from natural materials such as clay (Hawu, barrels, traditional mortar, and braziers), wood (trays, kelaci, centong, cutting boards, matches, sulu, kalo), bamboo (haseupan, boboko, hihid, nyiru, and lodong), and coconut shells. some other equipment made from the chopper (seeng), stainless steel (kekenceng and pariuk).




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