All in order ... holidaymakers attend the cooking school.
Sarah Maguire savours traditional island flavours at a cooking school where authenticity tops the menu.
THE stern-faced Heinz von Holzen has three rules for the food-loving holidaymakers who find their way to his cooking school, Bumbu Bali, in the village of Tanjung Benoa.
In between grinding candlenuts and peppercorn, sauteeing pork in soya sauce and deep-frying bananas, his students must not sit in the same seat twice. This is to encourage sociability. Rule No.2, they must not talk politics. Rule No.3, they must not talk about anything at all that might throw a shadow over the convivial exercise of group-cooking your own lunch.
Dishes from Bumbu Bali.
Alas, von Holzen has broken his own house rules, in spectacular fashion, even before he's got around to telling us what they are. "It's too late for planet Earth," he declares.
We are sampling Balinese breakfast foods in an open-sid…
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