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You’ll find plenty of shoestring options at the Ubud Food Festival. From our in-depth Think, Talk, Taste series to night markets, live music, film screenings, children’s events, masterclasses and more, just bring yourself (and your appetite, of course!).


Early Morning Yoga: Friday

12 May 2017 7:30 /

Prepare mind, body and spirit for a full day of the Festival ahead. Embrace your morning cobra pose overlooking Campuhan Ridge with our free daily yoga sessions. Don’t forget to …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Every Flavor is a Story

12 May 2017 9:00 /

Infused with the theme ‘Every flavor is a story’, the third Ubud Food Festival compels us to consider not just the stories food tells us, but the stories we tell …

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Markets: Pasar Kuliner: Friday

12 May 2017 9:00 /

Snack, slurp and sift through the best of Ubud’s restaurants, bars, cafés and crafts at the Festival Hub @ Taman Kuliner, the perfect base to soak up the Festival vibe. …

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Children’s Event: Petite Picasso Edible Art

12 May 2017 10:00 /

Do greens on the dinner table make your little ones recoil in fright? Turn everyday vegetables into masterful works of art in this free hands-on workshop for the petite Picassos …

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Teater Kuliner: Jamu Secrets with Arif Springs

12 May 2017 10:00 /

Sold by the cup by well-traveled street vendors or in bottles at the market, jamu has long been part of millions of Indonesians’ daily routine. Guru Jamu Arif Springs will …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Bali’s Waste Warriors

12 May 2017 10:30 /

Last year, Indonesia produced 2.36 billion kilograms of plastic waste, making it the world’s second biggest contributor after China. Home to a host of organizations offering various solutions, Bali is …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Eating the Seasons

12 May 2017 12:00 /

Traditional markets are attuned to nature’s flux – mango season ends, rambutan season begins – but those who shop in air-conditioned comfort too often demand year-round supply. In this session, …

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Teater Kuliner: Modern Balinese Cuisine with Chef Putu

12 May 2017 12:00 /

Balinese cuisine is bursting with rich, complex flavors, giving chefs plenty to work with in the kitchen. From the soon-to-be-opened restaurant Nusantara (by Locavore), chef Putu will showcase imaginative modern …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Food Fad Frenzies

12 May 2017 13:30 /

Gourmet mi goreng whipped Indonesian cities into a food fad frenzy last year; this year it was martabak modification and salted egg sauce. What fuels the nation’s insatiable appetite for …

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Teater Kuliner: Mandif Warokka: Fine Dining Extraordinaire

12 May 2017 14:00 /

As manager of three fine dining venues in Bali – BLANCO par Mandif, Teatro Gastroteque Restaurant, and Modicum Gastronomy Artisan Bar – Mandif pushes the boundaries of contemporary Indonesian cuisine. …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Bali’s Warung Wonder Women

12 May 2017 15:00 /

The home cooking and comfort offered by Bali’s iconic eateries and eating houses are often the terrain of women. Join Ubud Food Festival Founder & Director Janet DeNeefe in conversation …

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Teater Kuliner: Too Hot to Handle: Sambal Eating Contest with Hot Mama Sambal

12 May 2017 15:30 /

Are you always adding an extra spoonful of sambal to your plate? Find your meal is incomplete without a red splash of spiciness? With sambal ranging from Mild to Meltdown …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Generational Health

12 May 2017 16:30 /

In a culinary landscape often dominated by unhealthy options, choosing the right path can be challenging – particularly for the ibu (mothers) of Indonesia who are held responsible for their …

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Markets: Pasar Senggol: Friday

12 May 2017 17:00 /

Heating up as the sun goes down, the Festival’s Night Market, Pasar Senggol, is a sizzling frenzy of Indonesian street food, from sate ayam to bakso ikan. Grab a banana …

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Masterclass: Sunset Wine Time

12 May 2017 17:45 /

A fast-growing industry in Bali, wines are often produced using imported grapes from Chile and Western Australia which are then bottled on the island. Join one of Indonesia’s largest suppliers, …

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Film Screening: Swadaya

12 May 2017 19:30 /

Rio Helmi and Joe Yaggi present their latest project, Swadaya, a TV series exploring grassroots initiatives which are improving the livelihoods of Indonesians across the archipelago. From a new look …

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Live Music: Friday

12 May 2017 20:30 /

Join us for a night of live music under the starry night sky. Dance to the beat of live performances including funky Javanese reggae by Konslet Band (supported by Omah …

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Early Morning Yoga: Saturday

13 May 2017 7:30 /

Prepare mind, body and spirit for a full day of the Festival ahead. Embrace your morning cobra pose overlooking Campuhan ridge with our free daily yoga sessions. Don’t forget to bring …

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Markets: Pasar Kuliner: Saturday

13 May 2017 9:00 /

Snack, slurp and sift through the best of Ubud’s restaurants, bars, cafés and crafts at the Festival Hub @ Taman Kuliner, the perfect base to soak up the Festival vibe. …

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Children’s Event: Pint-sized Pastry with Monsieur Spoon

13 May 2017 9:30 /

Are there some junior master chefs in your kitchen? Let your little ones get up to their elbows in flour, pastry, sugar and sweets in this fun-filled bakery workshop. Led …

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