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Category: Think, Talk, Taste

More than just three days of eating your way across the archipelago, the Ubud Food Festival is an opportunity for producers and consumers to come together to share stories, swap ideas and unite in supporting the vibrant and sustainable future of the culinary industry. From Indonesia’s superfoods to battling Bali’s waste, our Think, Talk, Taste sessions are food for thought.


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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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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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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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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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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Think, Talk, Taste: The Coconut Craze

13 May 2017 10:00 /

The West has gone crazy for coconuts, which have been consumed and utilized in countless ways across equatorial regions for millennia. Join these coconut connoisseurs as they crack open the …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Transforming Traditions

13 May 2017 11:30 /

When chefs breathe life into traditional flavors and cooking techniques they revitalize culinary legacies and patriotic pride. Join chefs hailing from Canada, Spain and France as they carve up the …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Coffee Country

13 May 2017 13:00 /

In 1699, a coffee seedling grew for the first time in East Indies soil. Today, Indonesia is the world’s fourth largest producer of the supreme bean, which is deeply woven …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Indonesia’s Gift to the World

13 May 2017 14:30 /

Hailed as ‘Indonesia’s gift to the world’, tempe now stars in gourmet burgers and salads from Melbourne to Manhattan. Join the world’s foremost tempe expert Professor Winarno, Founder of the …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Indonesian Startup Superstars

13 May 2017 16:00 /

With Indonesia’s expanding middle-income bracket the startup scene is burgeoning, and one industry that thrives on this like no other is food and beverage. Join culinary trendsetters Adhika Maki and …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Bali’s Ceremonial Food

14 May 2017 10:00 /

For the Balinese, food and ceremony go hand in hand. Colors, sounds and smells have the power to conjure memories long past, bringing back moments that may otherwise be lost. …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Our Future is at Sea

14 May 2017 11:30 /

One of the pillars of Jokowi’s global maritime axis doctrine is development of Indonesia’s fisheries. Despite the explosive crackdown on illegal fishing, the industry remains besieged by overfishing, low income …

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Think, Talk, Taste: How to Win Followers and Influence People

14 May 2017 13:00 /

With heavyweight social media accounts charging enormous amounts for a single endorsed post, do social media influencers now hold too much power over the make or break of a venue? …

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Think, Talk, Taste: The Language of Spices

14 May 2017 14:30 /

Clove, kluwak, cinnamon and nutmeg. Coriander, cumin, caraway and mustard. If these words are music to your ears, this session will be food for your soul. Join our local and …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Stories From Behind the Pass

14 May 2017 16:00 /

Performing at breakneck speed under blazing lights in sweltering kitchens until late, then snatching a few winks before the breakfast shift – the punishing life of a chef is well …

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