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Ubud Food Festival is a three-day culinary adventure with Indonesian food as the star. From 26 - 28 April, food-lovers from across Indonesia and the globe will be treated to a tantalising program of Cooking Demonstrations, Workshops, Special Events, Food Forums, Markets, Food Tours, Film screenings and much, much more. Browse the full program here or sort by category based on your personal tastes.


Authentic Babi Guling Feast

25 Jun 2022 11:00

Ayu Gayatri and Gede Kresna, of Dapur Pengalaman Rasa, bring a fascinating combination of ritual, unique flavours, ancient recipes, and tales of folklore to the Tall Trees dining room with …

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Banana Appreciation 101 with Chef Putu

25 Jun 2022 11:30

Is the banana the unsung tree of life in Bali? From the roots, stem and flower, to the fruit and leaves, every part of the tree is used in Balinese …

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Documenting Indonesia’s Culinary History

25 Jun 2022 12:00

In 2021, the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) and the U.S. Mission to Indonesia partnered with the Nusa Indonesian Gastronomy Foundation and the Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, …

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Chef Nyesha Arrington at Fivelements

25 Jun 2022 12:00

Chef Nyesha Arrington presents a unique 4 course vegetarian inspired menu of flavours that celebrate her unparalled style and committment to using farm fresh, local, responsibly sourced ingredients. In her …

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William Salim of Sensorium and his Signature Asian Style Seafood Tagliolini

25 Jun 2022 13:00

Chef William, of Sensorium fame, whips up his best-selling Asian-Style Prawn Squid-Ink Tagliolini with Prawn Butter, while chatting about the flavour components of the various ingredients and the process of …

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Growing Gardeners: Saturday

25 Jun 2022 13:00

Do your little ones love digging around in the garden? Led by the friendly team from Yayasan Emas Hitam Indonesia, in this workshop, your growing gardeners can learn about saving …

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The World of Oncom

25 Jun 2022 13:00

Chef Fernando pays homage to his Sundanese-Palembang Grandmother by recreating some classic dishes with oncom, a traditional and much-loved fermented, plant-based food from West Java. He will also add some …

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Surviving and Thriving: The Role of Technology in Succeeding A Crisis

25 Jun 2022 13:15

During the Covid pandemic, the local food and beverage industry has faced many challenges, from food safety issues to curfews and consumer confidence. While many businesses closed, others flourished or …

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The Palatable Portrait: Food Photography and Visual Branding

25 Jun 2022 14:00

Tantalising food pics are the new follower bait. As a result, the food photography business is growing rapidly. Sazha Busha will share her expertise on storytelling in food photography, and …

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The Food Research Revolution

25 Jun 2022 14:00

In Indonesia, the field of food research has come into its own as a means to investigate and preserve cultural heritage and long-lost recipes. But how can you transform information …

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Seafood Extravaganza with Ibu Bupati and Kris Syamsudin

25 Jun 2022 14:30

Ibu Bupati, ibu-ibu from kabupaten Sula, and Kris Syamsudin will cook up a seafood extravaganza of Gohu lobster, Pola rempah Kenari, Pola tuna bakar, and Kena yam hoi (ikan cabut …

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Bali’s Environmental Warriors

25 Jun 2022 14:30

Bali’s environment and growing plastic waste problem is a major concern. In 2020, in response to Covid, Made Janur Yasa a Top 10 CNN Hero, created the Plastic Exchange campaign, …

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Entering the Cookbook Marketplace

25 Jun 2022 15:30

Cookbooks continue to be best sellers in the publishing world and in this Covid era with people spending more time at home than ever, creating a book of recipes is …

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Arak Attack: The spirited resurgence of Bali’s beloved beverage

25 Jun 2022 15:45

Arak is enjoying a spirited renaissance. With Bali’s Governor, Wayan Koster, claiming that arak is medicinal and that the distillation of arak, tuak and brem is a legitimate business, there …

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Kalel Demetrio: Philippine’s Mixology Warrior

25 Jun 2022 16:00

Renowned mixology warrior and heritage storyteller from the Phillipines, Kalel Demetrio, shakes up some of his award-winning ube cream liqueur. Pejuang mixologi terkenal dan heritage storyteller asal Filipina, Kalel Demetrio, …

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Book Launch: The Heart of the Spice Forest

25 Jun 2022 17:00

The Heart of the Spice Forest is a book about the ancient culture and food of Cengkeh Afo and Gamalama Spices Community, an Indigenous community living in the oldest spice …

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The Story of a Balinese Knife Maker

25 Jun 2022 17:00

Kadek Merta Dwi Guna is a fifth-generation knife maker from Singaraja. Inspired by the knife culture of Japan, he combines the wisdom of two cultures to create elegant, handmade works …

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Live Music On Saturday Evening After Dark

25 Jun 2022 17:30

On the peak night of the Ubud Food Festival, make sure you arrive early to get the best place to sing with Kis Band, NAMEKS, and NAVICULA. The best Balinese …

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Ade Surianto and His Signature Katuju Rendang

25 Jun 2022 17:30

Ade Surianto was one of the next-generation food artisans that were featured during the 2021 Pekan Kebudayaan Nasional (National Cultural Week) of Indonesia’s Directorate General of Culture. Ade is a …

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Smoked-Up and Home-Grown Feast at Suku

25 Jun 2022 18:00

Suku welcomes Indonesia’s own Vivi Millian from Riung Rasa, famous for her smoked meats and Indonesian home cooking, alongside Parti Gastronomi, brave Bandung-based gastronomy warriors passionate about their food heritage …

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