In this episode, it’s the day before Crystal’s first trip for ASLI FOOD PROJECT to Sulawesi. Watch to see where she plans to go, both on land and sea, and what she wants to find during this discovery trip!
After months of researching, promoting and getting ASLI FOOD PROJECT off the ground, I’m delighted to announce the first destination for my field research.
When looking at a map of Indonesia, I have always thought this island resembles a starfish. Four, long peninsulas stretch out like arms lazily floating in the water, swaying with the currents of the ocean.
Welcome to Sulawesi.
My first conversation with Dr. Wawan Sujarwo went a little something like this.
Him: “How did you find my [research] paper?”
Me: “I found it on Google.”
Him: “But how did you access it? You need to have a subscription to a scientific journal database to read it.”
Me: “I asked a friend who works at a university research library to get it for me.”
Him: “And you’re a chef?”
Him: “I’m fairly certain no chef has ever read my paper before.”
Watch the video to hear Crystal explain how the project will take place in two parts!