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Cooking up a storm in ubud

Mmm food

semi-overcast 31 °C

Early rise this morning for our cooking class. Our driver was on time and we set off to our cooking class at the bali organic farm cooking school. Driver was very cautious so we travelled at a slow pace which suited us. We were waiting for him to pick up others, however, to our joy we realised we were the only ones doing the class, happy days!
First stop was a local market were we met up with our guide/cooking instructor Made. Nice young fellow in mid 20s. He took us around the market showing and sampling different foods. Lots we knew and lots we didnt. Asian markets are dominated by women who push and shove , with a smile, their way through the markets to get what they need. I coped a few shoves in the back and turned around to a smiling 45kg lady on a mission. Move out of the way or else, with a smile.
Next it was on to the cooking class. We made our way out of ubud and into rural bali. This is more like it. Rice fields and jungle for the next 30 minutes. Through some windy roads and down a dirt track and we here.
The bali organic farm cooking school is as the name says an organic farm which also does cooking classes. This place is beautiful. It has been an organic farm for over 40 years and doing cooking classes for 3 years. Made took us on a tour through the farm. While he talked about the different foods and techniques they use on the farm we collected food which we would use in our cooking. This place is a little slice of heaven.
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After the tour it was time for cooking. All the food we picked was prepared by Made assistant and we got into it. Our cooking area was a large covered area with work stations for up to 12 people. We were to make 6 courses. 5 meals and desert. For the next 2 hours we chopped, sliced, diced, boiled, fried, bbq and ate our way through some amazing dishes. Wont go into each meal, pictures below, but we enjoyed each and every one of them. Quick highlights. Jen was tuna sambel matah and mine was bali sate lilit (satay skewers). AWESOME!
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With our tummys and hearts full of good feelings we said goodbye to bali organic farm cooking school. Great experience and would do it again in a heart beat. After saying boodbyes we headed back to ubud. Back at the gajah biru for some afternoon bintang action.
Got our hunger back after a few beverages and decided to hit cupit warung bbq which has a good reputation for ribs. Being a person who loves some carcass i thought this would be perfect. A short walk from our hotel and we were settled in with more alcohol, this is a recurring theme, and a plate of ribs each. Excellent ribs falling off the bones with some great bbq sauce. Managed to devour mine and some of jens. Sometimes i love that jen cant eat as much as me. We will revisit this place next when they have some live music.
End of another day.

Posted by andrewjenny 03:24 Archived in Indonesia Tagged bali indonesia cooking class ubud

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your foods look yummy

by kickabum

Sounds like you're having a fantastic time and getting in amongst the real Balinese lifestyle and people. Love your blogs Andrew they're great to read. Have fun guys. Love you heaps.....Bea xoxo

by Bumbleb397

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