Fragrant Rice

In the aftermath of the tragedy that struck Bali on 12 October 2002 comes an inspiring memoir which shows that Bali is still very much an island of warmth and hope. When Janet De Neefe stepped off the plane in Bali in 1984, she felt an immediate connection to the island paradise. Curious though she was about Bali's culture, its warm people and its mouth-watering cuisine, she didn't expect to fall in love with a Balinese man and make a new life there. Now, almost twenty years later, Janet and her husband, Ketut, have four children and run two of the most successful restaurants in Bali. Casa Luna is famous not only for being the first restaurant to fuse Balinese and Western food, but because of Janet's cooking school, which attracts visitors from all around the world. Janet's experiences in the magical world of Bali give her a unique perspective. In this delightful lifestyle book with a difference, Janet shares many entertaining stories as well as delicious recipes handed down through generations of her husband's family, as she learns to adapt to another culture and way of life. With additional information about the book and the author in Fragrant Rice's new PS section, this title pays tribute to Bali's thriving spirit and unconquerable strength, as the island continues on the path toward healing.