Balinese FoodThe Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali

Explore the exotic world of Balinese cooking—a cuisine dedicated to the gods and fueled by an aromatic array of fresh tropical island spices and ingredients!

In Balinese Food: The Traditional Cuisine & Food Culture of Bali, Dr. Vivienne Kruger brings to life Bali’s time-honored and authentic village cooking traditions. In over 20 detailed chapters, Dr. Kruger explores how the island’s intricate culinary art is an inextricable part of Bali’s Hindu religion, its culture and its community life.


Containing interviews with Balinese master cooks and over 40 of their favorite recipes, Balinese Food presents the full range of food experiences you will find in Bali. Sections devoted to ingredients, equipment, and resources make Balinese Food a delightful social and cultural guide to the food of this fascinating island.


Dr. Vivienne Kruger is a social and cultural historian with a doctorate from Columbia University. She has lived in Bali for many years, where she launched an export business buying and selling luxury goods produced in the villages of Bali, and served as special research consultant for E! Entertainment’s “Wild On Bali” television program.

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