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‘Food Lore’: Emotional journey of love, passion and memories

Audrie Safira Maulana

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, October 30, 2019  /  06:27 pm
‘Food Lore’: Emotional journey of love, passion and memories

Food talk: Maria (second right) tells villagers about her food in "Food Lore", one of HBO Asia's original new series. (Courtesy of HBO Asia/-)

Food serves to satisfy one’s appetite while, at the same time, bringing people together. The role of Asian cuisines in bringing people together is taken to the screen in Food Lore, one of the latest original Asian productions coming from the premium cable television network, HBO Asia. The eight-episode anthology series, helmed by award-winning Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo, explores the human narrative – an emotional journey of love, passion and memories through the perspective of Asian cuisines, including Indonesia's. It features eight countries – Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam – and involves a number of directors, including Indonesia’s own Billy Christian. Billy Christian (Courtesy of HBO Asia/-) Billy’s episode, Food Lore: Maria’s Secret Recipe, tells the story of a myst...