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Jakarta Post

Bara Pattiradjawane: Making people happy with cooking

  • Triwik Kurniasari


JAKARTA   /   Sun, November 1 2009   /  11:45 am

About 32 years ago, young Bara Pattiradjawane was busy cooking in his mother's kitchen in Holland. He put together some ingredients including pepper and ketchup to make stir-fried lamb for dinner. Unfortunately, the cooking did not turn out the way it should have. It burned because he put the ketchup in at the wrong time. Courtesy of Bara PattiradjawaneBara, who was just 13 at the time, had no idea about cooking techniques. Instead of putting the ketchup in at the end of the cooking process, he added the ketchup at the start. The ketchup caramelized, burned and turned black. That was Bara's first cooking experience. His failure, however, did not stop him from experimenting with new dishes at home. "It was definitely trial and error," Bara said. "But I love it and feel a sense of accomplishment when people enjoy my cooking." The 45-year-old man never thought his ...