Friday, September 14, 2012
Tokioka Room, Moore Hall 319
Presentation by Dr. Vivienne Kruger
Dr. Kruger is a social historian with a Ph.D. in American history from Columbia University. She wrote the monthly food column in the Bali Advertiser from 2006 to 2008, and has spent the last eight years doing research on the extraordinary foods and peoples of Bali for her cultural cookbook Food of the Gods: The Traditional Cuisine of Bali (forthcoming, Orchid Press, 2013).
In writing, Food of the Gods: The Traditional Cuisine of Bali it was Dr. Kruger’s intention to produce a meticulously researched, encyclopedic storehouse of hard to find information on Balinese cuisine–encompassing all aspects of traditional village food found, grown, and consumed on the island.
Research for the book took her inside many cramped compound kitchens and small home food factories where magnificent culinary masterpieces were created and conveyed with a sense of love, art, and reverence for the gods.