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I made some time this week to pull up a chair at a local coffee shop and wander around the internet looking for inspiration from what other people are saying about nourishing community at our tables. 176 more words


Bitter food for the dark heart

I mentioned in previous post that I like eating bitter food. I’ve been thinking that this is because I’m a vata. But this morning I learned that there’s another possibility: … 734 more words


asparagus, scapes and favas

You don’t know what a happy girl I am when spring vegetables start popping up, both literally from the ground and in my markets. Don’t get me wrong, I adore, adore roots and winter greens, but I’m fickle and like a change. 399 more words


Black Nightshade Berries

Berries of black nightshade (Solanum nigrum L.). Known as ranti or lencak in Javanese, leunca in Sundanese.

I stumbled upon this vegetable on the local supermarket rack last year and decided to give it a try. 247 more words


Austerity Bites Exhibition Opening!

Austerity Bites: Food Stories from Lewisham

Exhibition organised by the Goldsmiths Department of Anthropology.

The exhibition presents the result of our ethnographic project Austerity Bites conducted by the Department of Anthropology at Goldsmiths. 190 more words

From island to computer

In Java, coffee plantation began in 17th century. The Dutch exported the produce to the West and later it became their favorite.

People started calling their Java coffee “java”, then the word was (and still is) used to refer to any coffee. 87 more words


Steamed rice cake and Sugriva

Enter one of my favorite traditional snacks, the marvelous putu bumbung.

It’s basically brown sugar-filled rice cake, served with grated coconut.

I used to be curious as to why the food bears a strange name “putu”, which means “grandchild” in Javanese. 347 more words