HomeThe PASCHR Journalvol. 1 no. 1 (2018)

Salt-Tablet Making (Tultul) and Culinary Arts: A Traditional Community and Industry System of Jordan, Guimaras

Jo Ann T. Gerada | Lilian Diana Parreno



Filipino traditional knowledge in preparing food known as culinary arts is common to all households. Imparting this tradition was transferred through generations in which it is vital in protecting and promoting indigenous skills. Through Traditional Knowledge System salt tablet or Tultul making were handed down from one generation to another. This form of art is specific to a location that includes the relationship between nature, resources, and the participating surrounding. This study was conducted to identify and describe the culinary arts of Guimarasnon in salt-tablet making which have kept the sustainability of the water resources in Guimaras Island. The research design used in the study was an ethnological method. Salt-tablet or tultul making is a form of eliminating marooned wastes along the seashores and producing solid rock salt tablet. Composed of the following processes (a) Collection and Segregation of Dagsa, (b)Filling of Dagsa, (c) Burning of Dagsa, (d) Moistening of Ash, (e) Curing of ash, (f) Filtration or locally called “patabakan” (g) Cooking and molding in hurnohan and (h) the producing a product, called a bareta. The culinary arts of Guimarasnon in water and coastal environment in Guimaras Island are integral among family who have learned from personal experiences of the elders and handed down to succeeding generation through knowledge transfer which ensure the upholding of the resources. Which continuously balance the method of production, environmental conservation and economic and social development in the Province of Guimaras for sustainability which create a minimal ecological footprint which is essential to the community and to the next generation.