Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tasty Authors, Fascinating Food

Can you resist this? From Janet de Neefe :

What’s a writer’s festival without great food?

During the month of October, Casa Luna, one of Bali’s favourite restaurants set in the hillside retreat of Ubud, will honour the homes of the writers appearing at the 2009 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival by featuring their favourite recipes.

From Haiti to Zimbabwe, from coconut to corn, the Casa Luna menu will feature exotic dishes from more than twenty countries that will include Australia, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Italy, Burma, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Haiti, Turkey, Pakistan, Mexico and Nepal. The Casa Luna chefs have been chatting to the writers and gleaning family food secrets and stories that are a valued part in making these treasured dishes.

Leading this year’s Ubud Writers & Readers Festival line-up are Nobel laureates J.M. Coetzee and Wole Soyinka, Vikas Swarup, Fatima Bhutto, Mohammed Hanif, Hari Kunzru, Dany Laferriere, Kate Grenville, Lloyd Jones, Seno Gumira Adjidarma, Sonya Hartnett, Arthur Flowers, Dede Oetomo and Alison Lester.

Its master chef meets masters of pen and prose. Be thrilled by one of the most exciting and eclectic menus you will ever see representing award winning authors, poets and playwrights from all corners of the globe.

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival dates: October 7 – 11.

Contact: Janet DeNeefe
Mmmm ... where's the Nigerian food? Can I come along and cook jollof rice?

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