Great Food, Inspiring Speakers and an Introduction to Indonesian Flavours that we will never forget. That is the recap of this year’s installment of Ubud Food Festival 2017. With over 100 events at the Festival Hub and across Ubud and Bali, from long- table lunches and degustation dinners from the hands of the region’s most celebrated chefs, to forum topics ranging from regenerative agriculture and sustainable fisheries to Indonesian superfoods and culinary heritage, UFF is packed with both phenomenal food and food for thought. Showcasing the best of traditional and contemporary Indonesian cuisine and shining a spotlight on the nation’s booming food and beverage industry, UFF offers dozens of opportunities to learn from leading chefs, entrepreneurs and key industry members at its food forums and Masterclasses.
Our favourite moments are the Indonesian food. With 6,000 of its 17,500 islands inhabited, it’s a fact celebrated and tasted across the Festival that Indonesian cuisines are as diverse as the archipelago itself. Audiences can sample the fiery cuisine of North Sulawesi from the hands of pioneering self-taught chef Petty Elliott; try a slice of sago pizza prepared by Charles Toto, the Jungle Chef from Papau; delight in classic dishes with the Queen of Indonesian Cuisine and author of 100+ cookbooks Ibu Sisca Soewitomo; discover Indonesia’s vast array of fermented foods with Ragil Imam Wibowo; and how to prepare jackfruit with Bali’s raw food specialists Made Janur and Made Runatha. We will write more on Chef Ragil’s talk soon. Can’t wait for the next event!
pics by: Wirasathya Darmaja, Anggara Mahendra, Matt Oldfield