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Our Festival Day-Passes give you access to all the Food for Thought, Teater Kuliner, Live Music and Art and Film Screening sessions. Separate tickets must be purchased for each Special Event, Masterclass and Food Tour.


06:00

Join our intrepid food guides on a walking tour to the home of Ubud’s famed suckling pig, Ibu Oka’s. After a local Kopi Bali, meet Pak Rimpin, the master of …

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08:00

This adventure starts at 8 AM at Locavore To Go, where guests will have breakfast and coffee before leaving for Payangan. Guests will be able to touch and taste a …

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Speaker: Boss Kasida


08:30

Meet Laksmi DeNeefe Suardana, Ubud’s own Puteri Indonesia 2022, in a mother-daughter cook-off with Janet DeNeefe, director of Ubud Food Festival. Together they will transform Mustika Ratu’s famous turmeric-based health …

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Speaker: Laksmi DeNeefe SuardanaJanet DeNeefe


09:30

Not all heroes wear capes; some wear aprons. See how our culinary heroes have shaped our gastronomic world and hear our speakers delve into their childhood food memories, reflecting on …

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Speaker: Janet DeNeefeWilliam WongsoPande Nyoman DartaIndrawati Djelantik


10:00

Parti Gastronomi presents a Bali-meets-Bandung collab using Bali’s almighty spice paste, Base Genep, with Sundanese favourite, Nasi Tutug Oncom, rice mixed with grilled fermented soy, all served with sauteed young …

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Speaker: Arifin WindarmanHardian Eko NursetoReyza Ramadhan


10:45

Join us in the “Forgotten Food” photo exhibition, with a number of selected photos from the archipelago food story photo competition in the 2021 National Culture Week. This photo competition …

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Speaker: Helianti HilmanBara PattiradjawaneVita DatauFendi Siregar


11:00

Learn how to make a simple yet outstanding dish from Andrew Walsh, one of Singapore’s acclaimed Michelin star chefs. Andrew will show you the technique to poach salmon, to achieve …

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Speaker: Andrew Walsh


11:00

Want to be an Entrepreneur? Margie Gunawan leads an informal, informative discussion for aspiring entrepreneurs about how to start a small business, offering step-by-step solutions and strategies that will convert …

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Speaker: Margie Gunawan


11:30

Ige Ramos cooks up 3 regional versions of Adobo, the iconic pork dish of the Philippines that some argue is the same as Bali’s babi kecap. In between cooking, he …

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Speaker: Ige RamosBea CrisostomoJed Doble


12:00

Our Long Table Lunch returns to Casa Luna’s jungle kitchen with an interactive extravaganza of Sula islands and North Maluku food. Watch some lobster-cooking, spiced fish masak-masak action with Chef …

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Speaker: Janet DeNeefeRagil Imam WibowoFifian Adeningsi MusKris Syamsudin


12:00

Fermented foods are rich in beneficial probiotics and antioxidants and play a significant role in improving digestion and building a stronger immunity. Indonesia’s beloved tempe is a nutritious fermented soy …

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Speaker: Arifin WindarmanHardian Eko NursetoReyza RamadhanLisa SibagariangEve Tedja


13:00

Pahrul Azim will cook up a traditional Lombok dish, Ayam Merangkat, which can only be found in several villages in Lombok, one of which is the Bilebante Green Tourism Village. …

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Speaker: Pahrul Azim


13:15

Sustainable seafood is the most environmentally efficient source of protein on the planet, and well-managed wild-capture fisheries and eco-friendly responsible marine aquaculture play an increasingly important role in our food …

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Speaker: Ryan ThejaI Gede Merta Yoga PratamaBlane OlsonEve Tedja


14:30

Flores Island is blessed with natural ecosystem and naturally grown ingredients that are rich of intense flavors. Meet Liz and Delvi who will show case the wonderful flavor of Flores …

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Speaker: Elizabeth Yani TararubiMary Jane EdlesonDelvi Addelia


14:30

Meet a new generation of rice farming heroes paving the way to sustainable rice cultivation in Bali, led by Yayasan Emas Hitam Indonesia’s mentoring program “Mari Berkebun”. Emas Hitam Indonesia …

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Speaker: Made TantraPutu Yoga WibawaI Nengah SumardanaPutra SedanaKadek SuardikaSilvina Miguel


15:00

Learn the basics of wine appreciation with Hatten Wines at Kebun, Ubud’s own charming Parisian-style cafe. Sommelier, Widya, will take you through the basic steps of understanding wine. Discover how …

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15:00

Join our two leading Mexican chefs in a class full of warmth and flavour. Diana Beltran shares the secret in making the famous mole verde, velvety pumpkin seed and green …

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Speaker: Diana BeltranTamara Chavez


15:45

Babi Guling and Lawar are two of Bali’s iconic dishes and ritual essentials that are served to mark important life-cycle ceremonies. What is it about these full-powered feasts; what is …

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Speaker: Dodo PandePande Nyoman DartaRay Janson


16:00

Whether you make your own cocktails at home or you like to sip fizzies in swanky bars, it’s time to make your liquid pleasure sustainable. Mixologist maestro and seasoned forager, …

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Speaker: Kalel Demetrio


16:00

Chef Bara will cook oyster mushroom rendang with “Nasi Adan Krayan” Adan rice from the Krayan region in North Kalimantan. This organic rice has both excellent texture and taste which …

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Speaker: Bara Pattiradjawane


17:00

A craft beer revolution is unfolding before our eyes with a fast-shifting brewing landscape triggering a bold new brand of liquid creativity. Surveys show that most craft drinkers are 18-30 …

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Speaker: Laura & Pieter PrinslooAde Putri ParamaditaPutu Wiranatha


17:30

Enjoy a night in the Campuhan Valley with a wide selection of food dishes at the Ubud Food Festival while enjoying performing arts from Kerta Art and getting ready to …

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Speaker: Kroncong JancukCelticroom BaliGalijuVvednue IndonesiaBalawan Music Training CenterKerta Art Ubud


17:30

Chef Kamil of Mediterranea by Kamil and chef presenter of the Food Story program by Dirjen Kebudayaan and Kompas TV, will prepare a set of delicious dishes using ingredients found …

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Speaker: Camille Massard-Combe


18:00

Enter Zest’s heavenly garden and indulge in a plant-based menu of superfoods and local exotica prepared by Ubud’s enigmatic food creator, Simon Jongenotter, and his dynamic team. Since opening in …

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Speaker: Simon JongenotterI Gusti Ngurah Hendra Santika


18:00

Puglia-born Maurizio Bombini of Mauri fame in Seminyak, returns to Mandapa to wield his Italian magic into this breath-taking river valley restaurant. Enjoy a modern-minded 5-course menu of five-star excellence …

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Speaker: Maurizio Bombini


18:30

Join one of the Festival’s most heartfelt Archipelago experiences. Fernando Sindu of Cork and Screw will share his culinary story that led him from Michelin-starred restaurants in America back to …

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Speaker: Fernando SinduMac GyverI Putu Dodik SumarjanaRay Adriansyah


18:30

Join us for a lively celebration of Bali’s finest Italian artisan producers and Italy-trained Chef Theodora Hurustiati of Padma Resort Ubud. Start with aperitivo and artisan cocktails, featuring Italian cheese-maker …

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Speaker: Theodora HurustiatiGiuseppe VerdacchiGusde VerdacchiGiotto CastiglioniIlios AndreadakisRamadani Prasetya


18:30

There are many stories to be told through the reliefs of Borobudur, from romances, and spiritual tales, to the history of the sea and spices. The ancestors of this nation …

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Speaker: Sugi LanusHelianti HilmanHana Malasan


20:00

Mbah Marto is one of the eldest catfish sellers in Jogja, and her name is well-known to residents of Banthul and culinary connoisseurs around the archipelago. She has been selling …

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Speaker: Eddie Setiawan


20:45

Arak is a famous pillar of Balinese cultural heritage. Often used for religious ceremonies and celebrations, not many know how Arak is processed until it is ready to be served. …

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Speaker: NOW! Bali


08:00

This adventure starts at 8 AM at Locavore To Go, where guests will have breakfast and coffee before leaving for Payangan. Guests will be able to touch and taste a …

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Speaker: Boss Kasida


09:00

Led by a local guide, Mr. Puryana, you will be invited to explore various traditional culinary snacks along the road to Les Village, Tejakula District, Buleleng Regency, Bali. After arriving …

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Speaker: Gede Yudiawan 


09:30

Hailed as a superfood, seaweeds are incredibly rich sources of nutrients, unique bioactives, and ecologically, act as a nursery for life in our oceans. Indonesia produces two-thirds of the global …

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Speaker: Wayan SukadanaDr. Iain NeishBoedi Sardjana JuliantoNonie KabanGill Westaway


10:00

Chef Bara, GI Ambassador, leads a discussion about the breakthrough branding of Geographical Indication (GI) and then cooks up a feast using GI labeled ingredients, such as Bali Amed Salt …

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Speaker: Vita DatauBara PattiradjawaneHelianti Hilman


10:00

Petty Elliott presents A Toast to Oma, her food hero, in a heartfelt celebration of Manadonese food with a modern version of perkedel jagung, corn fritters, dabu-dabu, seafood spaghetti, rica-rica …

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Speaker: Petty Elliott


10:00

Friska Rudana teaches you, step-by-step, how to make a classic Entremet, French pastry, using local raspberries. Learn how to make this delicate masterpiece of complex textures, flavors and expert technique …

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Speaker: Friska Rudana


10:00

Culinary storyteller, Ade Putri Paramadita, takes you on a journey to learn the art of writing about food, from knowing the ingredients and understanding the cooking process of transforming the …

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Speaker: Ade Putri Paramadita


10:45

In an integrated farming system, land area is not always an absolute requirement to dictate the welfare of farmers because what is most needed is creativity in seeing its potential …

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Speaker: AA Gede Agung Wedhatama P., M.ENGWayan ArcaDwitra J ArianaReyza Ramadhan


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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Speaker: Ayu Gayatri KresnaGede Kresna


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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Speaker: I Putu Dodik Sumarjana


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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Speaker: Ragil Imam WibowoMei BatubaraJulia Winterflood


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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Speaker: Nyesha Arrington


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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Speaker: William Salim


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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Speaker: Fernando Sindu


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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Speaker: Kadek SuardikaSilvina Miguel


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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Speaker: Karthik ShettyJed DobleCamille Massard-CombeJames Runciman


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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Speaker: Bea CrisostomoMichelle PrasadHelianti HilmanJanet DeNeefe


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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Speaker: Sazha BushaReevo Saulus


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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Speaker: Made Janur YasaSilvina MiguelNi Ketut YudaniGill Westaway


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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Speaker: Fifian Adeningsi MusKris SyamsudinRagil Imam Wibowo


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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Speaker: Ige RamosPetty ElliottJanet DeNeefeJed Doble


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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Speaker: Ida Bagus Agung GunarthawaWena WahyudiDethuAldrian KuswadiAde Putri Paramadita


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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Speaker: Kalel Demetrio


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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Speaker: Kris SyamsudinMichelle Prasad


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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Speaker: Kadek Merta Dwi GunaRay Janson


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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Speaker: NAVICULAThe ASIANSKATHE NAMEKSKis BandVvednue IndonesiaTaru Art


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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Speaker: Ade Surianto


18:00/20:30

Get up close and personal at Api Jiwa’s private dining table with Aga Alvian from Dave Pynt’s Meatsmith Jakarta and Nicola Russo, Capella Ubud’s own award-winning Michelin-star chef. Enjoy the …

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Speaker: Aga AlvianNicola Russo


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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Speaker: Vivilya MillianArifin WindarmanHardian Eko NursetoReyza RamadhanIda Bagus Gustu Pratama


18:00

Passionate about wild-caught fish, join Ryan Thejasukmana as he cooks up a next-level eating experience in Indus’s open-kitchen dining room. Dive into a 7-course of sublime sustainable ocean goodness where …

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Speaker: Ryan ThejaKesia Putri Kurnianta


18:30

Once Upon a Time in Chinatown tells the story of legendary restaurants related to Chinese culture that is based in the Kota area. The documentary explores inspirational stories from these …

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Speaker: Sheila TimothyLukman SardiZack Lee


19:00

Join us for our collaborative dining pop-up featuring Chef Vittorio Negri from Bonito Fish Bar. Chef Vitto will showcase his locally, sustainably sourced fish & seafood in collaboration with Uma …

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Speaker: Vittorio Negri


19:30

The adage “Alam Takambang Jadi Guru” comes from the Minangkabau area in West Sumatra, and means in Bahasa Indonesian when nature becomes a teacher. Essentially, it highlights that we can …

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Speaker: Helianti HilmanProf. Dr. Ir. Raudha Thalib, M.P.


21:00

Not only known for its beauty and natural abundance, Labuan Bajo also has a unique culinary culture. The film Dari Alam ke Piring (Kekayaan dari Tanah Kering) explores the immense …

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Speaker: Helianti HilmanOlivia Tommy


09:30

French pastry chef, Christophe Guillemain and his wife Natalia from Ubud’s Canelia Boulangerie, will teach you how to master the famous brunch classic, croque monsieur, with pain du campagne, gruyere …

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Speaker: Christophe & Natalia Guillemain


09:30

Sorghum is a nutritional powerhouse that is high in fiber, antioxidants and packed full of protein, iron and minerals. It can be seen in the plant reliefs of Borobudur dating …

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Speaker: Nur Rahmi YantiReevo SaulusMary Jane Edleson


10:00

The Canadian Government through NSLIC project supports the local incomes, which is crucial especially women’s income since COVID-19 has further depressed women’s labor force participation, and severely hits the informal …

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Speaker: Ragil Imam Wibowo


10:45

Philippine multi-awarded food writer and book designer, Ige Ramos, has designed some of the Philippine’s most noteworthy cookbooks, including Appetite for Freedom, the hidden history of Maria Orosa, food scientist …

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Speaker: Ige RamosBea CrisostomoCelina AgatonJed Doble


11:00

Chef Fernando Tendean will teach you step-by-step how to make Japanese style noodles and show you hChef Fernando Tendean will teach you step-by-step how to make Japanese style noodles and …

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Speaker: Fernando Tendean


11:30

Brem, Bali’s own fermented rice wine, is made from white or black sticky rice. It is lemony-sweet with a velvety finish, and mainly used in ceremonies. Club Soda’s Raka and …

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Speaker: Raka AmbarawanEsy Triana


12:00

Chef Petty Elliott leads a grand celebration of traditional Indonesian dishes garnered from the Borobudur relief. This lavish lunch of local specialties features unique ingredients, forgotten recipes, and Indonesia’s fabled …

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Speaker: Petty ElliottHelianti HilmanSugi Lanus


12:00

Food Sovereignty is a global movement that unites farmers to fight injustices in the food and agriculture system. With the Covid pandemic, global warming, and the war in Ukraine and …

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Speaker: Gede KresnaElizabeth Yani TararubiYuni Sulpia Hariani HarismawanGill Westaway


12:30

Join Ayu Gayatri, founder and head chef of Dapur Pengalaman Rasa, as she shares her coveted family recipes from North Bali featuring local superfood Moringa. Learn the nutritional properties of …

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Speaker: Ayu Gayatri Kresna


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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Speaker: Silvina MiguelKadek Suardika


13:00

Lisa Sibagariang, Locavore’s fermentation expert, will whip up some innovative ways to use brem tape from marinades to ice-cream. Be prepared to have fun with these fresh, exciting flavours. Lisa …

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Speaker: Lisa Sibagariang


13:15

In Bali, the Green Revolution of the 1970s and introduction of agrochemicals to increase rice yields proved detrimental to the soil, ecosystem, and long term rice productivity. The Begawan rice …

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Speaker: Catur Utami DewiI Made ChakraKadek Sri PurnamiAmanda Katilli NiodeTantrie Soetjipto


14:30

With the world’s wealth of biodiversity, people have many choices to satisfy their carbohydrate needs – and one of them is sorghum. This plant once dominated community agriculture in East …

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Speaker: Nur Rahmi YantiMary Jane Edleson


14:30

Indonesia is currently promoting the growth of food tourism particularly in regions like Labuan Bajo, Borobudur, and Lombok. In Bali, a community initiative for food tourism and heritage conservation to …

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Speaker: Rizki Handayani MustafaHelianti HilmanVita DatauIda Bagus Agung GunarthawaCelina Agaton


15:30

Join awarded Michelin-star chef Nicola Russo with pastry chef Yudy Antara from CAPELLA UBUD BALI in a homage to Bali’s beloved Banana. Learn how to make three elegant and simple …

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Speaker: Nicola Russo


15:45

The Canadian Government through NSLIC project supports the local incomes, which is crucial especially women’s income since COVID-19 has further depressed women’s labor force participation, and severely hits the informal …

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Speaker: Ragil Imam WibowoEve TedjaMei Batubara


16:00

Join this introduction to Arak, led by Gede Kresna Rumah Intaran and Ketut Sujana, which will include a blind taste test to help you identify truly good Arak, followed by …

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Speaker: Gede Kresna


17:00

Enjoy select videos from Tastemade Indonesia, “Icip-Icip”, which highlights diverse dishes across the archipelago. The discussion will look at cooking techniques, local ingredients, and the nutritional value of traditional Indonesian …

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Speaker: Jed DobleBara PattiradjawaneRoby Bagindo


18:30

Video Stories of Forgotten Food contains a collection of videos with a duration of 5 minutes each that were selected as finalists for the food-themed digital narrative competition in the …

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Speaker: Helianti Hilman


19:00

After three days full of culinary ideas and inspiration, it’s time to relax and enjoy the festival music stage, full of laughs from the famous Bondres performances from Ubud, Gek …

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Speaker: SoulfoodDJ Radio Tegangan TinggiUnb’rockenGek Kiki and Arsa Wijaya Bondres


19:00

Glide into Donna, Ubud’s hottest new terracotta-tinted bar for a show-stopping menu of cocktails and unbelievable food. Sip on infused, chilled, and, amazing creations from our modern Filipino Liquid Maestro …

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Speaker: Melissa PalinkasAmy BaardKalel DemetrioNatalia Halim


19:00

Irish chef Andrew Walsh, of Michelin-starred Cure in Singapore, brings his trailblazing Celtic cuisine to Apéritif, alongside Belgian-born chef, Nic Vanderbeeken and Maxie Millian, in a one-time-only, star-studded event. Enjoy …

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Speaker: Andrew WalshNic VanderbeekenMaxie MillianIda Ayu Chinthya Dewi


19:30

Discover the behind-the-scenes world of Bali’s restaurants and beloved chefs through the eyes of photographer, Mario. From weddings to Covid-time kitchen portraits, controlled chaos to fire-fuelled theatre where skill and …

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Speaker: Mario J Reynaldi