Spice Up the World

Learn the 1,000-year history of Indonesian spices, meet the makers, and try the unique dishes

In collaboration with

Indonesia Gastronomy Network
Tasty fact: in the 17th century, the Dutch traded Manhattan in New York City for an Indonesian island famed for its nutmeg
Tasty fact: more than half of the spices in the world originate in Indonesia
Where does Rendang come from originally?
West Sumatra
The Culture Around Rendang (Erison J Kambari)

Indonesian Food 101

5,000 Indonesian recipes in a nutshell

How spices can save your life

The Javanese Health Philosophy

Learn about the Javanese approach to health and the meaning behind different ingredients

Tasty fact: the Javanese have been eating tempeh since the 7th century

Market fresh

The sights, sounds, and smells of a traditional market