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» Ubud Food Festival returns this April
Ubud Food Festival returns this April

Ubud Food Festival returns this April

Now in its fifth year, the Ubud Food Festival (UFF) is set to take over the Balinese town again from 26 – 28 April. The three-day festival, which attracted over 12,000 attendees last year, is Indonesia’s first culinary event that champions everyone from farmers to chefs to restaurateurs, scientists and simply just food lovers.

Ubud Food Festival returns this April
Ubud Food Festival returns this April

The UFF is also a celebration of the diversity of Indonesian cuisine. This year’s theme is Spice Up the World, with an aim “to show food lovers across the globe that it’s time they added some Indonesian dishes to their list of favourites, and through this, learn something about Indonesia,” according to UFF Founder and Director Janet DeNeefe.

Across the three days, there will be a wide range of food-related events happening around Ubud. These include cooking demonstrations, food tours and talks, masterclasses, music and arts performances, films, markets and more. Over 50% of the events are free as well, making them widely accessible.

The UFF program is filled with exceptional talents from Indonesia and beyond, including both culinary icons as well as a range of up and comers. Australia’s own Ben Ungermann of Ungermann Brothers, Ipswich and MasterChef 2017 finalist, will be appearing on the Food for Thought: Reality Bites panel. He’ll also be hosting the Oz’s King of Ice Cream demonstration on the Kitchen Stage, as well as taking part in the How Spicy Do You Like It? Special event.

Go to ubudfoodfestival.com for the full program and more info.