Food, Glorious Food
French politican turned connoisseur Jean Anthelme Brillat- Savarin wrote in 1825 “Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are.” This apt expression rings true today, where food is still very much a reliable measure to indicate cultural elements of a society despite the shrinking world.
Put simply, you can tell actually a story about a place – and the people who live in it – from the food the they eat. Sumatran food, for instance, is known for its thick texture and spiciness influenced by Indian and Arabic fare. By contrast, Javanese food is mostly sweet and contains less fragrant spices; It is more indigenously developed and noted for its simplicity. But make no mistake: Javanese food has quite a