Dewa lives with his wife, Jero, and their children and extended family in the artist village of Keliki, located in the elegant terraced foothills 20 minutes north of Ubud. Dewa is a wealth of knowledge about local customs, cuisine and agriculture and loves to share his culture and Balinese philosophy with guests. Enjoy an authentic Balinese feast including dishes such as pepes ikan (grilled tuna in banana leaves), a delicate and deeply satisfying dish, bumbu kuning (chicken in a fresh turmeric and coconut milk sauce), or bregedel (freshly-ground corn fritters). This is a chance for your travelers to experience authentic Balinese life with a wonderful local who is sure to leave a lasting impression on any visitor. If you book a cooking experience, travelers will also be able to enjoy a hands-on, communal cooking experience, learning to grind fresh herbs on their enormous family cobek (traditional mortar and pestle) and cook in their traditional wood-fired oven. Please note, in traditional Balinese style, guests will not eat their meal with Dewa and his family, although they will be present throughout the experience. In keeping with their Balinese family tradition and sense of spirituality, Dewa and his family prefer to eat on their own and focus on personal meditation to achieve a positive state of mind during meals.
Hidden among the rice paddies, foothills, and steep ravines is Ubud, the cultural center of Bali renowned for its arts, dance and music. The town was an important source for medicinal herbs and plants wherein Balinese the word 'ubad' means medicine. It was a Javanese priest in the 8th century who discovered Ubud while meditating between two crossing rivers. Here, he discovered the Gunung Lebah Temple on the valley floor which today, remains a pilgrim destination. Tranquil, visitors can find serenity in nature and inspiration in its ancient temples and palaces. Make friends at the Ubud Monkey Forest, but hold on to your belongings. Meditate at Anand Ashram or hike through the rice paddies.
Cooking Class (optional)
Lunch (12-2pm Meal, or 9am-1pm Cooking Lesson) OR Dinner (7-9pm Meal, or 4-8pm Cooking Lesson)
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