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Jakarta Post

Bringing local food home

  • Triwik Kurniasari


Jakarta   /   Sun, November 15 2009   /  02:25 pm

Cerita Rasa William WongsoIndonesian food is about much more than nasi goreng (fried rice), gado-gado (vegetables with peanut sauce), soto (meat soup) or satay (skewered meat). As an archipelago made up of thousands of islands, this country has many culinary treasures that (unfortunately) are yet to receive exposure, even on the local stage. Through his new book, Ceritarasa William Wongso: Kumpulan Resep Alternatif (The Taste of William Wongso: A Collection of Alternative Recipes), culinary expert William Wongso reveals some of the hidden treasures of Indonesian cuisine. The 100-page book features dozens of traditional recipes from across the country. Thank to these recipes, authentic local tastes become accessible for the cook at home. However, this is no just ordinary cookbook with just a compendium of recipes: William has included interesting historical stories ab...