‘We are what we eat’, said an old saying, indicates how culinary is a reflection of the society. Indonesia, with more than 17,000 islands and 490 ethnic groups is a haven to its diverse culinary palate. Whether it’s gourmet cuisine or simple homemade dish out of a street food stall, the experience are limitless. As an all-encompassing subject, culinary study also has multidimensional aspects such as art, science, technology, agriculture innovation, health/wellness and sustainability.
When the culinary trends/issues followed by the rise of local culinary movement/community, it shows that culinary has become more than just ‘food’ but also knowledge, storytelling and way of life.
At Pecha Kucha Night Jakarta Vol.18, we’d like to showcase the excitement of these culinary-enthusiasts, where they can inspire the public by embracing, expanding and exploring the fascinating interplay of food and culture.