To top off a very productive morning blogging, some pictures from an Indonesian Spice Tour and Cooking Demo with my Explorers group from the Indonesian Heritage Society. The demo was followed by lunch, to savor and finish all that had been cooked, and some more.
Ibu Moulina did a neat job of explaining the various spices and herbs, and gave us some cool general cooking tips. Some of the ladies took copious notes, while I simply took pictures, with no intentions of cooking the stuff. But who knows, maybe in the future I just might.
Another of my Indo-myths was busted. Indonesian food, when cooked well, is delicious, not like some of the over-spiced, boring meals that I’ve had before. And the peanut sauce is divine – a big deal for someone who couldn’t stand daanyacha kut (Marathi for coarse-ground peanuts, mostly used in salads)!
It’s been a week-long cookfest, and no one’s complaining.