The Birdwoman's Palate by Laksmi Pamuntjak

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The Birdwoman's Palate Read Online Free - In this exhilarating culinary novel, a woman’s road trip through Indonesia becomes a discovery of friendship, self, and other rare delicacies.

Aruna is an epidemiologist dedicated to food and avian politics. One is heaven, the other earth. The two passions blend in unexpected ways when Aruna is asked to research a handful of isolated bird flu cases reported across Indonesia. While it’s put a crimp in her aunt’s West Java farm, and made her own confit de canard highly questionable, the investigation does provide an irresistible opportunity.

It’s the perfect excuse to get away from corrupt and corrosive Jakarta and explore the spices of the far-flung regions of the islands with her three friends: a celebrity chef, a globe-trotting “foodist,” and her coworker Farish.

From Medan to Surabaya, Palembang to Pontianak, Aruna and her friends have their fill of local cuisine. With every delicious dish, she discovers there’s so much more to food, politics, and friendship. Now, this liberating new perspective on her country—and on her life—will push her to pursue the things she’s only dreamed of doing.

Title : The Birdwoman's Palate
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ISBN : 1542048354
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 364 pages


Harun Harahap rated it ★★★☆☆

January 13, 2015

Mungkin gue adalah satu dari sekian banyak pembaca buku ini karena terkesima dengan Amba karya Laksmi Pamuntjak. Sebenarnya memang tidak begitu relevan mengaitkan Amba dan Aruna. Tetapi begitulah adanya. Semenjak tahu penulis menerbitkan Aruna, gue sangat bersemangat untuk membacanya. Apalagi buku...

Darnia rated it ★★★☆☆

January 04, 2017

Sudah lama pingin baca ini, murni karena gw pernah baca Amba dan karena buku ini membicarakan tentang traveliner (traveling sambil kuliner). Buku ini...gimana sama sekali nggak menyangka bahwa gw bakal disuguhi kasus Avian Flu! Jadi, mbak Aruna --yg bekerja di One World--, bersama Bono d...

Susan rated it ★★★☆☆

February 15, 2018

I won this book in ebook format in a Goodreads giveaway. Ok, here we go. I didn't enjoy this book. At all. It was depressing and the language crude. But I did give it 3*s because it is very well written. It just wasn't something I enjoyed reading and I skimmed through a lot of it.

Peter rated it ★★★☆☆

January 16, 2018

So my second Read Harder book and I am initially unsure of how to classify it. I think it would like to be literary fiction, and I initially thought it would be a culinary infected thriller about bird flu in Indonesia. It actually is a romance, both of the standard type and one of food - the hero...

Diann rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 11, 2018

1 Star and a DNF designation (Did Not Finish). I was drawn to the story line. I like epidemiological mysteries and I enjoy food writing. It seemed an intriguing combination. I made it through 40% and could not read any more. The writing is good, but drawn out and laborious. There were several cha...

Biondy rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 03, 2016

Kalau disuruh menyimpulkan novel ini dalam satu kalimat, saya akan tulis: "Cerita tentang Aruna, seorang wanita yang melakukan wisata kuliner sambil menjalankan tugas kantornya untuk menyelidiki masalah flu burung". Cerita utamanya, seharusnya, tentang Aruna, seorang "ahli wabah" (alias konsultan...

Nagisa rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 01, 2015

Saya pertama kenal dengan Laksmi Pamuntjak karena novel Amba dan saya jatuh cinta jungkir balik dengan Amba, dengan cara menulis Laksmi Pamuntjak melalui Amba. Maka saya tidak tunggu macam-macam ketika novel ini dirilis, langsung saya beli. Terjun dengan penuh keyakinan. Tapi mungkin saya berhara...

Audrey rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 15, 2018

Oh how I very much wanted this book to be better than it was. Note how that doesn't say I didn't enjoy it, because I did, but there's really no denying that it's a hot mess of a novel basically redeemed by lyrical and passionate food writing. As other reviewers have mentioned, trying to tie a cul...

Ming rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 25, 2018

This book was almost a "DNF" (Did Not Finish) for me. The English translation is solid. The tone is snarky, in fact, very snarky, but overly artificial and uncomfortable. Flippant but not witty. (Was the author or the translator trying to do a poor imitation of Carrie Bradshaw or Samantha Jones f...

Melissa rated it ★★★☆☆

January 08, 2018

It's okay, kind of boring. This was a difficult book to get through. The beginning was so long, drawn out boring, that after chapter 7 (of 36 chapters), I seriously considered throwing in the towel. The book is about the main character, Aruna, trying various types of food with her friends while al...

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