Author(s): Sri Owen
'Indonesian Food' is the most comprehensive account of this ancient, exotic and varied cuisine ever published. Sri Owen, the world's leading authority, provides over 100 mouthwatering recipes, from staples and basics to food for festivals and special occasions. All recipes have fascinating introductions which place them in their regional and cultural settings and are easy to follow. The book is split into two parts - in part one a series of introductory chapters examine the role of food in Sri's life, in Indonesian culture and society, with recipes to accompany. Part two explains the essential ingredients and techniques of Indonesian cookery, with notes on availability and substitutions and discussions of modern developments, again with the relevant recipes and variations to accompany each technique. Painstakingly researched, and complemented by the superb photography of Gus Filgate, this book captures all aspects of this diverse culinary culture.
Born in Sumatra, Indonesia, Sri Owen moved to Britain in 1964 and is an internationally renowned author, lecturer and cook whose admired and authoritative books include 'The Rice Book' (winner of the Andre Simon award), 'Indonesian and Thai Cookery', 'Indonesian Regional Food and Cookery' and 'Healthy Thai Cooking'. Since she was first published in 1976, Sri has become the foremost authority on Indonesian food in Britain and is one of the "grandes dames" of the British foodie scene.