UNLOCKING BALINESE CULINARY ADVENTUREreal food by real farmer in the real village community
About Pemulan Bali and the Farm Cooking School
WHY WE BUILD THIS PLACE?
The Balinese Farm Cooking School is a new attraction open in the early of 2014 and is operated by Pemulan Bali ( a small group in the village who care for organic and health food ). Most of the root spices and vegetables are planted by this group and the farmer around the village who is very passionate about farming. This program was start by a small thought seeing the local farmer very hard to sell their crops especially the naturally organic one since it is look not perfect compare the one with chemical pesticide and fertilizer. The farm area is surrounded by trees like, jack fruit, papaya, lime, coconut, banana, snakeskin fruit ( salak ), cocoa,… not to forget the vegetable garden with, lemon grass, chili, ginger, turmeric, lemon grass and more. a great opportunity for visitors to learn more about the ingredients while cooking our best Balinese meals!
WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT THAN OTHER COOKING SCHOOLS IN BALI?
we are the only Balinese cooking school who has its own growth farm. Only here you will see how fruit, vegetables and herbs grow. You will pick most of the ingredient freshly and at the same time learn those different ingredients.
We grow our farm organically, which means that you will have more healthy food if you cook with our organic ingredients.
Come and Visiting our farm its mean also that you will escape from the hustle bustle in the city for a day. You will enjoying to prepare you food while being in a natural environment. Further more you will have an opportunity to see the countryside where local people do their activities.
You will have to participate in the cooking process! We work as a team here just like what we do in local tradition in Bali. We have build our kitchen out of Bamboo and local wood. Our staff cleans the kitchen every day in order to maintain a hygienic standard.
Our Team is divided into our specialty, some of our staff is working in the tourism related business and some other is very passion in organic farming, The teacher Ketut and Made (and his local instructor team), is the man to teach you the right way to cook our Balinese food. Pass some years of Experience in Balinese cooking class in Ubud, Ketut and Made had to go and find substitutes for some Balinese ingredients. Get helpful ideas from us during class.
VILLAGE LIFE AND COOKING FARM TOGETHER
Our small group of Pemulan Bali is care to our environement, our village and our culture in farming. We are base of village community farming life, we need to make sure this program is sustainable and giving a positive contribution for people in the village. We would love to share our Balinese cuisine recipes and most importance to help people to enjoy more healthy meals.
Fortunately we have a great team that helps the program to work. Beside our team in the Cooking class we get help form all the people in the village to support the supply all of the ingredients.
We strongly stick to one of the oldest concept of Tri Hita Karana Philosophy (“three causes of well-being” or “three reasons for prosperity.” good sources here). It’s a traditional philosophy for life on the island of Bali, It’s Balinese spiritualism and beliefs, which promotes harmony among fellow human beings through communal cooperation and promoting compassion; harmony towards God, manifested in numerous rituals and offerings to appease deities; and harmony with their environment, which strife to conserve the nature and promote the sustainability and balance of the environment.
OUR ORGANIC FARM
As part of our cooking school, we proudly cultivate our own exotic organic vegetation. Upon arrival, you will be given a tour around our organic farm and learn how a Balinese family expertly uses the natural resources surrounding them to create a self-sustaining farm. Most of the farmers in the village of Bali using permaculture method. This farming system has been pass on generation to generation where most of the produce is use for own family consumtion. On our farm we are linking tourism with sustainable living and eco educational way. What we grow on our farm? see theme here
OUR VILLAGE COMMUNITY
The Agrowisata Pemulan Bali was established on 2012 and start to operated early on 2013. We are local Community-based agriculture with strong vision of future farming, culinary creativity and hospitality skill. We would like to create jobs and opportunities, developing small business entrepreneurships and keeping precious rupiah in the community. We work with local organic farmers surround our area to make our network even stronger and wider.
OUR TRADITIONAL RECIPES
What makes Balinese cuisine so different? Learn step by step how make “Bumbu Bali” Balinese spice paste that use on most of Balinese food. How to (simple and effective) make great combination spice paste made from fragrant seeds (including; white pepper, black pepper, coriander, cumin, clove, nutmeg, sesame seed, and candlenut), fragrant roots:(including; shallots, garlic, greater galangal, lesser galangal, turmeric, ginger), palm sugar, fish paste, etc. We have list of traditional food recipe book ready to to be cooking once you get back home. Some picture gallery here
OUR LOCAL STAFF
We love more people involve on our project! All of our staff is from local village who have multiple background skills, including farming, artist, hospitality and chef. We are proud to be a part of this community and would welcome you warmly to be a part of this local economy growth.