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Janet DeNeefe – UFF Founder & Director

Melbourne-born Janet DeNeefe, Founder & Director of Ubud Food Festival and Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, has lived in Bali for more than three decades. Her latest book is Bali: Food of My Island Home, following her memoir Fragrant Rice. She is also the owner of Casa Luna, Indus Restaurant, and Honeymoon Guesthouse and Bakery in Ubud.

Kelahiran Melbourne Janet DeNeefe, Founder & Director Ubud Food Festival dan Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, telah tinggal di Bali lebih dari tiga dekade. Buku terbarunya adalah Bali: Food of My Island Home, mengikuti memoarnya Fragant Rice. Ia juga merupakan pemilik Casa Luna, Indus Restaurant, dan Honeymoon Guesthouse and Bakery di Ubud.

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Special Event: Opening Night Party

Let the munching marathon begin! As the first stars appear above Campuhan Ridge, sip cocktails and sample canapés from some of Ubud’s finest eateries, while swapping must-try dishes and restaurants …


Special Event: Ternate Long Table Lunch

Long fascinated by the Spice Islands, Janet DeNeefe’s love of Moluccan cuisine runs deep. Joined by Kris Syamsudin, Founder of Cengkeh Afo and Gamalama Spices in Ternate, they will present …


Food for Thought: Spice Up the World

“We chose the theme Spice Up the World to show food lovers across the globe that it’s time they added some Indonesian dishes to their favorites, and through this, learn …


Food for Thought: Spices for Change

Cengkeh Afo and Gamalama Spices is a community-based tourism project on a hillside clove plantation in Ternate, North Maluku. Join its Founder Kris Syamsudin and his team for inspiring insights …


Food for Thought: Sail the Spice Islands

From andaliman in North Sumatra to nutmeg in the Maluku Islands, it’s no secret that spices have played a storied role in Indonesia’s history and rich cultural tapestry. These spice …


Food for Thought: Sekala Niskala

In traditional Balinese homes the kitchen is separate from the main house, and if not, it must be at a higher level. For Balinese the kitchen is sacred, and dishes …