- May 14, 2022
- Posted by: AliensFaith
- Category: OBJECTIVE PRESS
With grating, pounding and folding, this hands-on Balinese feast demands cooking with care and intention
It’s five o’clock in the morning. My niang (grandmother) is bent over her mudbrick stove with a bamboo pole in her right hand, stoking the freshly lit fire. “It’s better to fill your mind with nice thoughts when you’re cooking,” she says.
My niang and I have been cooking together for four years now. Our conversations in her kitchen – a traditional open-air pavilion with a wood-fired cooktop – are what brought me home to Bali.