Food for Thought: Sail the Spice Islands

Start: 28 Apr 2019 | 12:30 - 13:30
Category: / Venue: Joglo. Festival Hub @Taman Kuliner (Google Maps)
Cost: Free

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 specialists will share the regional significance and potential of various types, and reveal the role they played in fueling Indonesia’s revolution.

Dari andaliman di Sumatra Utara hingga pala di Kepulauan Maluku, bukan menjadi rahasia lagi bahwa rempah telah memainkan peran penting dalam sejarah Indonesia dan kekayaan budayanya. Para spesialis rempah ini akan berbagi pengetahuan akan rempah paling signifikan dari tiap daerah dan potensi yang dimilikinya, serta mengungkapkan peran rempah-rempah tersebut dalam memicu revolusi Indonesia.


Nurdiyansah Dalidjo – @penjelajah_rempah

Nurdiyansah Dalidjo is a writer and activist who seeks to memorialize the role of spices as the ingredients that fueled Indonesia’s revolution. In 2015 he released his first travel writing …

Kris Syamsudin – Cengkeh Afo and Gamalama Spices

Australia Award Fellow Kris Syamsudin is Founder of the community-based tourism project Cengkeh Afo and Gamalama Spices in Ternate, North Maluku, a hillside clove plantation home to the world’s oldest …

Amanda Katili Niode – Omar Niode Foundation

Amanda Katili Niode is the Co-founder and Chairperson of Omar Niode Foundation, a non-profit organization in Indonesia raising awareness about the importance of quality education and human resources in the …

Rachel de Vries – Dreaming About Nutmeg

Amsterdam-born Rachel de Vries is a Dutch-Indonesian descendant of a nutmeg planter family in the Banda Islands. She is fascinated by her family’s history, spices, and Bandanese food, culture and heritage. She has great interest in Dutch Indo …

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: …