Recipe | Sambal Suna ft. Kalimantan Tengah

There were too many men.

I had become accustomed to spending quiet, intimate moments with grandmothers, mothers, wives, aunts and daughters in village kitchens across Indonesia in the preceding months. It was a natural connection — woman to woman — and put me at ease, especially because I was a lone, female traveler. I felt comfortable putting my guard down only in the company of other females.

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Video | Jawada How-to

Across the islands that comprise of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT), Jawada, also known as Kue Rambut, is a snack that links them all. This popular treat is a common accompaniment to tea and coffee in the region and a go-to travel snack. Watch as we learned how the locals on Alor Island, the eastern-most island of NTT, make Jawada right in front of us!

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Interview | Food n’ Road

How friendships are made…

Our founder, Crystal, met Karina and Adriano, the creators of Food n’ Road, during one of her speaking events in Bali. This enterprising Brazilian couple were at the start of creating their own project — one to use food tourism as a way to sustain local food traditions found during their travels — and soon, a coffee date was made to compare notes of each others’ experiences!

The interview between Crystal and Food n’ Road was recently published on their website. Below is a preview of the interview. To read it in full, click here.

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Video | Lesser Sunda Islands

Four weeks, three islands, two countries, one traveler. In this latest episode, join Crystal as she hops across the geographical region known as the Lesser Sunda Islands, and watch to discover the unifier of all her destinations with the ever-present assistance of locals.

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