The extravagant beauty of the Indonesian island of Bali is reflected in its cuisine, now presented to the outside world for the very first time in this unique collection of recipes. Much more than simply a cookbook, The Food of Bali takes an in-depth look at the origins and cultural influences of an extraordinary cuisine that produces such delicacies as Roast Duck in Banana Leaf, Starfruit Leaves in Sweet Sauce, Tuna Salad, and Rice Flour Cakes with Palm Sugar. Stunning photos and detailed information on traditional ingredients and cooking techniques make The Food of Bali an ideal introduction to the food and culinary lore of the fabled Island of the Gods.
Heinz von Holzen, food and beverage director of the Grand Hyatt Bali, trained in his native Switzerland before working in Holland, Australia and Singapore, and moving to Bali in 1990. An enthusiastic food photographer since 1987, he styled and photographed all the recipes in this volume.