Winner of the Kerb Food and Drink Travel Book of the Year and the Guild of Food Writers International or Regional Cookbook Award!
From acclaimed food writer and world traveler Eleanor Ford comes a vibrant collection of 100 mouthwatering recipes for Indonesian cuisine—from the refined cooking of Java to the spicy heart of Sumatra and the festival foods of Bali.
Indonesian food is the hidden treasure of South East Asian cookery, waiting to be uncovered, and this wondrous cookbook opens an unexplored culinary region to food lovers and travellers. It is an unprecedented culinary celebration of Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago—a land rich with tropical rainforests, smoking volcanoes, and silver sand beaches that was also the beating heart of the spice trade. Today its unforgettable dishes are a celebration of rice and spice—homegrown clove and nutmeg, ginger and chilly, coconut, turmeric, peanuts, and more.
Through delightful, easy-to-follow text and instructions, Fire Islands reveals how to set up an Indonesian kitchen and how to create one hundred authentic Indonesian recipes—everything from crunchy snacks and street food to sweet and sticky rice dishes, spicy noodles, fragrant sauces, tangy broths, rich drinks, and much more. This bright, beautifully designed package has mouthwatering photographs of the dishes throughout coupled with original images from the lush, food paradise.
Eleanor Ford is a food writer, recipe developer, and food stylist who spent many years living in Indonesia and has traveled to seventy countries, collecting eclectic and evocative recipes for inspiration or to reproduce.
She is the coauthor of the cookbook Samarkand: Recipes & Stories from Central Asia and the Caucasus, which was named a book of the year by The Guardian and Food52's Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks, and awarded a Food and Travel Prize by the Guild of Food Writers, of which she is a member, a cookbook and restaurant reviewer, and a judge for food awards.
Eleanor was also a recipe developer and editor for the Good Food Channel, BBC Food, and Good Food magazine; the local editor for Zagat's Hong Kong restaurant guide; a ZagatBuzz restaurant blogger in London; and a TimeOut restaurant reviewer specializing in Asian and international foods. Eleanor lives in London, England.