Documenting Indonesia’s Culinary History

Start: 25 Jun 2022 | 12:00 - 13:00
Category: Venue: Rumah Kayu @Taman Kuliner. Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud (Google Maps)

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, Research and Technology to launch the Pusaka Rasa Nusantara project, as part of Pekan Kebudayaan Nasional. Pusaka Rasa Nusantara is the first project in AFCP’s 20-year history to focus specifically on the preservation of culinary heritage and food traditions. Through this grant, the Nusa Gastronomy team documents and preserves traditional culinary practices that underpin Indonesia’s diverse cultural identities across the archipelago. The project will highlight the connection of local food traditions to sustainable and profitable agricultural practices within their respective regions, while seeking to empower local women business owners and cooks.

Pada tahun 2021, U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) dan Misi AS untuk Indonesia bermitra dengan Yayasan Gastronomi Nusa Indonesia dan Kementerian Pendidikan, Kebudayaan, Riset, dan Teknologi Indonesia untuk meluncurkan proyek Pusaka Rasa Nusantara, sebagai bagian dari Pekan Kebudayaan Nasional. Pusaka Rasa Nusantara adalah proyek pertama dalam 20 tahun sejarah AFCP yang berfokus secara khusus pada pelestarian warisan kuliner dan tradisi makanan. Melalui hibah ini, tim Nusa Gastronomy mendokumentasikan dan melestarikan praktik kuliner tradisional yang menopang identitas budaya Indonesia yang beragam di seluruh nusantara. Proyek ini akan menyoroti hubungan tradisi makanan lokal dengan praktik pertanian yang berkelanjutan dan menguntungkan di wilayah masing-masing, sambil berupaya memberdayakan pemilik bisnis dan pemasak perempuan.


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