COOKING CLASS WITH A BALINESE FAMILY :

To really discover another culture, you have to immerse yourself completely in a country. Come spend a morning with a Balinese family to experience country life and learn authentic recipes.

Colourful, spicy, fragrant... Arab and Indian merchants introduced the use of spices (cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, pepper) while the Spaniards imported peppers, used daily in Indonesian gastronomy. The Dutch developed market gardening and the Chinese brought noodles and all the soy derivatives (sauce, cheese, beans, etc.).

Culture, cuisine and friendship in a local family

You will be charmed by Balinese rural simplicity, flowers, crops and plantations of vegetables, spices, fruits as well as houses hidden in large lush gardens in the shade of trees.  Nature and man seem to live there in harmony, and have done so for centuries.

This fertile island produces a profusion of ingredients for fresh and fragrant dishes.

You will go with the chef to the market to learn how to select the ingredients that you can easily find at home, so that you can make these dishes again at home.

The workshop ends with the tasting of your dishes.

Pros:

- Spending half a day with a Balinese family rather than a commercial course in a restaurant.

- Learn how to make dishes that you can redo at home.

- Total immersion in the heart of Balinese culture

For what kind of travellers?

- To discover life in the country, the real one.

- For gourmets

- With family or friends

During which part of your trip?

At any time during the trip. Plan a long tour in Indonesia.

Good to know

Compared to other Indonesian islands, Balinese cuisine is more spicy and varied. The meal must be composed of six flavours: salty, spicy, sour, sweet, bitter and astringent.

The basic ingredients are coconut, chili pepper and ginger. Centuries of exchanges with seafarers and migrations brought influences from South India, Malaysia and China. Balinese village chiefs selected the best of these new products and adapted them to local tastes.