WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BALI

   
             
 
PURI GANESHA VILLAS
We own four very large, laid-back luxury villas with private pools on 1200 mtrs of lava & coral beach in Pemuteran, a small fishing village in the far northwest corner of Bali. I really enjoy
   
BALINESE FAMILY
Gusti and I married in 1998 in true Balinese style and have been running our own, very special resort together ever since. There is
always something more to learn about Bali and my extended Balinese family, who welcomed me with open arms, help me and look after me over the years!
creating different menus every day using only local ingredients with interesting flavours. www.puriganesha.com
   
         

The difficulty is trying to find time to attend all the many family ceremonies being held somewhere!
 
 
 
LOCAL PRODUCE Bali is now home to many sustainable farms and fresh, organic produce is available if you know where to go. Helped by friendly farmers, owners of farms & spice plantations in the central mountains who supply us with produce for the resort’s restaurant and our spice company, we are able to give our guests a daily-changing menu and introduce them to many unusual ingredients that they might not have tried before. I use many of my Balinese mother-in-law’s recipes but also find inspiration by re-working regional recipes from other parts of Indonesia..

 

   
British born Diana von Cranach, Egyptologist, interior designer, hotelier & Cordon Bleu and ‘Rawfully Good’ chef is a well-known Southeast Asianl food explorer & consultant
 
 
RAWFULLY GOOD FOOD in 2006, Chris Miller from COMO Shambhala and I pioneered the ‘living food’ movement in Bali. Since then I have developed my own unique interpretation using only local and regional flavours and ingredients, giving me the chance to discover new ingredients when working as a guest chef around the region! www.rawfullygoodfood.com
 
 
THE ALLTHINGSNICE SPICE COMPANY began selling jams & spices in 2006 to showcase unique local flavours. Sourced from small farms & plantations in Bali and East Java, my chefs helped me to produce the only truly ‘living’ spice mixtures on the planet! For details contact: diana@puriganesha.com
 
 
 
NORTH BALI TEMPLES North Bali is home to some of the islands most important, unusual and beautiful ‘baroque’ temples. There are no crowds anywhere, so take the time to experience the peaceful, healing power of these magical holy places. My favourite are the two temples east of Singaraja, Pura Beji at Sangsit and Pura Meduwe Karang near Sawan, North Bali..
   
   
   
   
   
             
             
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