The Grilling of a Meaty Masculinity

Shilfina Putri Widatama That sizzling sound of masculinity, can you hear it? It comes from somewhere between the cooking of bloody red meat and its juicy marbling fat. It is becoming, just like how black crisps are spreading all over the meaty surface. And it is present, the moment they […]

Mapping Food Politics in Indonesia, Part II

By Huiying Ng, part ofTANAH (SG) Post Salon, Mapping process The mapping process evolved through the first Salon held at Lifepatch, withTANAH and Bakudapan. It was mentored by Ita Fatia Nadia (Bu Ita), a leading feminist scholar. The mapping process took place in three sessions over the week following the Salon […]

Food at the End of the World, Part I

By Michelle Lai, Part of TANAH (SG) Food at the End of the World is a collaboration project between Bakudapan Food Study Group withTANAH, to discuss about politics of food in Indonesia. This project started in January 2018, with support from soft/WALL/studs and Cemeti Institute for Art and Society. Ideas […]


Gleaning has been a customary right to farm products in Europe and elsewhere since the Middle Ages. It refers to both the right and the practice of gathering leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they have been commercially harvested or where reaping is not economically viable. Gleaning differs from scrounging […]

Protein in the Fastest Way

Ingredients: 1 egg Pepper Salt Direction: Boil the egg for 15 minutes While you waiting for the egg, mix the pepper with the salt in the same portion. Peel the eggshell, slice into 2 slices. Spread the mix of salt and pepper on it. Ready to eat. * This recipe […]

Independent Food

The beginning of 2016 was a new start for Bakudapan to embark on our next issue after the “Fast and Foodrious” project. It took more than one or two weeks to decide what would be the next issue and the scope of discussion. There were many ideas, stories, interests, and […]