"…thrilling, enjoyable and essential reading" —Anthony Bourdain
The quintessential tastes of Indonesia are rich yet subtle, complex yet elegant. Each region of Indonesia is home to a distinctive cuisine, many of which trace back to the marvelous, abundant history of these islands. In this great nation, food is about creating a harmonious melange of diverse flavors, passions, beliefs, and traditions.
Flavors of Indonesia is a beautifully illustrated Indonesian cookbook, culinary guide and cultural exploration that introduces readers to the specialties and characteristics of the world's largest archipelago. Celebrated chef and Indonesian TV personality William Wongso takes you on a journey through Indonesia, retracing the religious, architectural, and culinary history of Java as seen through the island's royal cuisine. You'll learn about spices and fresh ingredients as you visit local markets in Sumatra and sample the zesty dishes of Sulawesi. As elsewhere across Southeast Asia, some of Indonesia's most appetizing treats are to be found in its streets and back lanes, and Wongso shares his must-have street food and snack recipes in a special chapter.
Experience the true flavors of Indonesia through William Wongso's expertly detailed descriptions of the most widely used ingredients and spices, along with recipes and techniques designed for preparation in modern kitchens.