Uff19’S ‘Spice Up The World’ Theme: A Feast of Ideas to Make Indonesian Food Go Global

Ubud, INDONESIA From 26–28 April, 2019, Indonesia’s most outstanding chefs, producers, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, food photographers, storytellers, scientists and activists will converge in Bali for the Ubud Food Festival Presented by ABC (UFF). In its fifth year, Indonesia’s leading culinary event will celebrate the nation’s diverse cuisines and exciting gastronomic scene with food lovers from near […]

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Social Media Trends for 2019

For this column, I will take a look at social media trends that are growing stronger – or emerging — in 2019. This will be my last Social Media Bytes column. I have enjoyed coming up with topics that would appeal to readers on social media and the online life. I would like to thank […]

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Garlicky Chicken With Lemon-Anchovy Sauce

I’ve been writing Food Glorious Food for eleven years and have enjoyed working on every issue. My passion for food inspired each column. Driven to experiment with flavors and techniques, I shared my excitement with you, my readers. Sadly, this is my last recipe for Bali Advertiser. I want to thank all of you who […]

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Ubud Writer

UWRF18: A hotbed for freedom of expression in a region where it is crucially needed The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) successfully delivered its 15th year from 24-28 October, with dynamic celebrations of Indonesia’s thriving literature and arts industry, and compelling discussions of the region’s most polarizing issues. This year’s UWRF became a hotbed […]

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Poverty? There’s an App for That

I recently had an experience with my extended Indonesian family that got me thinking about apps for the poor. My daughter is adopted from a large family from another island. As I learned, early on, adopting a child (or marrying) in Indonesia means you adopt (or marry) the whole family. The eldest daughter, after finishing […]

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BLAT BOWLS

I love BLAT sandwiches and was gifted with some home-grown tomatoes bursting with flavor. I also had some fresh mozzarella on hand. It was too much to put between two slices of bread and so the BLAT Bowl was born. If you don’t eat bacon, substitute with smoked fish for protein or tempeh chips for […]

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UWRF

180+ AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND ACTIVISTS DESCEND ON BALI FOR UWRF’S 15TH YEAR AS SOUTHEAST ASIA’S LEADING FESTIVAL OF WORDS AND IDEAS 15 years ago, when Indonesia was suffering after the Bali bombing in 2002 and the lingering Asian financial crisis, the first Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) drew tourists back to the island by […]

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The Best Climate Change Info Sites

Climate change has been all over the news lately. Climate scientists, concerned that governments globally are either not doing enough to lower fossil fuel emissions and stop the warming trend, or are completely ignoring the urgent message and allowing emissions to continue to climb to dangerous levels, released a stern warning last week that the […]

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With Every Ending is a New Beginning

It was with surprise and a little sadness that I read an email from my editor that my column will no longer be a part of the Bali Advertiser, due to the need to take the newspaper in a new direction. It was a gracious goodbye with sincere thanks and appreciation for all the wonderful […]

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Granola Earl Gray

I needed a new granola taste for my morning fruit bowl with yogurt. Earl Gray tea was waving at me from the counter. “Hmmmm. Why not?’ I thought. This delicious crunchy granola smells divine while it’s baking, and is even better when you pop a few clusters in your mouth. It has that oh-so-satisfying crunch […]

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