In 1971, an American woman sought out traditional Indonesian recipes while living in New York City. She printed out the instructions with photos included, packed them into boxes with corresponding ingredients, and mailed the packages to intrepid American households willing to recreate them.
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!
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.
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.
Listen to Crystal’s talk at co-working space Outpost in Canggu, Bali, about her past year exploring regions of Indonesia overlooked by foreigners and Indonesians alike. Armed with stories and culinary tales, she reveals her experiences uncovering the regional gems of Indonesia in food and culture. Tune in!