Présentation de l'éditeur
Balinese food is singular among the world's cuisine: dedicated to the gods and fueled by an aromatic array of achingly fresh spices, this culinary art is inextricably bound to Bali's Hindu religion, culture and community life. In Balinese Food: The Traditional Cuisine of Bali, Dr. Vivienne Kruger bears witness to Bali's time-honored and authentic village cuisine and brings it to life for readers. In over 20 detailed chapters, Dr. Kruger explores Bali's creative culinary arts and its unique food culture. From chapters on the traditional Balinese kitchen to snacking at warungs (small cafes) and markets to the much-loved Indonesian satays with a Balinese twist and, of course, the heavenly kopi Bali coffee, this book provides a roadmap into the exotic world of Bali and her foods. With over 40 recipes scattered throughout, Balinese Food is more than an armchair travel book or a cookbook of exotic foods. The recipes, full of exotic aromas, flavors, textures and ingredients, serve to bring to life how important the rituals around food truly are for the Balinese people. In Bali, people cook to eat but, just as importantly, to honor and serve the gods. The sections devoted to ingredients, equipment and a resource guide, along with the narrative of a social and cultural historian who deeply loves Bali, makes Balinese Food a balanced and informative guide to the food of a nation. Welcome to Bali!