The Food of Indonesia: Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands
Cook delicious and surprisingly easy dishes with this beautifully illustrated Indonesian cookbook.
Authentic Recipes from Indonesia includes 79 easy-to-follow recipes with detailed descriptions of ingredients and cooking methods, enabling the reader to reproduce the flavors of authentic Indonesian food at home.
The fabled Spice Islands of Indonesia encompass the most astonishing physical and cultural diversity in Asia. Authentic Recipes from Indonesia introduces a sampling of the most popular Indonesian food from across the archipelago. Included in this unique collection are spicy Padang favorites from West Sumatra, healthy Javanese vegetable creations, succulent satay and poultry dishes from Bali and Lombok, and unusual recipes from Kalimantan and the eastern isles of Flores and Timor. In addition to the range of exciting recipes, this book acquaints readers with Indonesia's varied cultural and culinary traditions.
Featured Indonesian recipes include:
Balinese Style Chicken or Duck Satay
Beef with Coconut
Fragrant Chili Sambal
Pork Stewed with Potatoes
Shrimp in Hot Coconut Sauce
And much more…
Increasing numbers of travelers are discovering the rich cultural diversity of Indonesia, venturing off the beaten Bali-Java-Sumatra tourist track. Let Authentic Recipes take you on a voyage of culinary discovery, exploring the unknown and revealing more about the already familiar.
About the Author
Heinz von Holzen, a chef and restaurateur based in Bali, trained in his native Switzerland before working in Australia and Singapore and coming to Bali in 1990. He wrote the first cookbook ever published on Bali's fascinating cuisine in 1993. An enthusiastic food photographer since 1987, he coordinated the recipes and photographed the food within this volume as well.
Lother Arsana has over 20 years of experience as a chef and is responsible for the Indonesian cuisine served at the Grand Hyatt Bali. He has been involved in food promotions internationally and has an extensive knowledge of Indonesia's regional cuisine.
Tasty recipes that are easy to follow. I like the photographs and staple binding. The ingredients are nicely explained in three forward section, and I was able to find nearly all of them at my local Asian grocery. -Richard
The recipes I've tried so far taste much like I remember from our family dinners, Dutch/Indo socials and pot luck gatherings. The tastes and aromas are heavenly and inspire me to want to try more. I am pleased so far. -Stroker
a very good book, with lots of explanation especially good for people that are not too familiar with the Indonesian cuisine. I cook a lot of Indonesian cuisine, I was born on one of the islands, and my grandmother is Indonesian, so I can give this book a good rating -Purplelady