Name: Silvia Maulini*
Class Year: 1980
Country of Residence: The Netherlands
* Silvia is one of this competition’s judges, so this recipe will not be considered – it’s simply delicious, and needs to be shared!
Why is this recipe great? What’s its backstory?
For the past decade I have been spending a month a year on the wonderful island of Bali, in Indonesia. Local food is absolutely amazing and after following a few cooking classes there and buying several cookbooks I started experimenting at home. The house smells wonderful when I cook Indonesian and I feel I am back in Bali, at least for a few hours. This recipe is easy and very satisfying. I tasted this stew for the first time at “Bumbu Bali”, a fantastic restaurant owned by Swiss chef Heinz van Holzen, who has been living on the island for four decades and who is considered a master of Balinese cuisine.