Roundtable Discussion: Indonesian Foods and the EMP
Barbara Andaya (University of Hawaii-Manoa), Leonard Andaya (University of Hawaii-Manoa), and Peter Lape (University of Washington)
The Early Modern Period was characterized by rapidly expanded and intensified global exchange networks. Many of the materials and ideas that moved in these networks were related to food, including plants, animals, intoxicants, medicines, as well as farming, harvesting, cooking and eating cultural practices, many of which we have inherited today In this roundtable discussion, three Indonesian specialists will talk about how the EMP formed the cuisine of contemporary Indonesia and beyond. They will also link the movement of foodstuffs in the larger discussions on ecological change.