TRADITIONAL TASTE: EXPLORING THE CULINARY DIVERSITY OF BUGIS CUISINE IN BARRU FROM A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
This study aims to analyze the influence of natural environment and culture on Bugis cuisine in Barru. This study uses a descriptive qualitative approach with in-depth interviews with informants who were selected by purposive sampling. The results of the study showed that natural environment and culture have a significant influence on Bugis cuisine in Barru. The natural environment in the form of the sea and mountains becomes the main source of raw materials in Bugis cuisine. Meanwhile, the Bugis culture that values nature and life is the basis of the philosophy in Bugis cuisine. Barru's natural and cultural environment have a big impact on its Bugis cuisine. The cuisine along the seashore is dominated by natural ingredients from marine products that can only be obtained by fishers employing specific fishing techniques. The lowland environment is characterized by a predominance of pastries and other sweet and savory foods that are inspired by trade and travel culture. The highland Bugis kitchen, on the other hand, is more recognizable and modern. The degree to which the culinary practice resembles the process to which it pertains indicates the depth of belief in legendary entities.
Bugis Cuisine, Barru, Culture, Diversity.