The Birdwoman's Palate

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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...

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Laksmi Pamuntjak is an award-winning Indonesian novelist, poet, food writer, and journalist. Her debut novel, Amba, won Germany's LiBeraturpreis, was short-listed for the 2012 Khatulistiwa Literary...

Advance Praise

“For me, [The Birdwoman’s Palate] was a bittersweet road trip—I’m going to resist all the culinary metaphors, because they could get hackneyed, but I could pull them out: redolent, peppery, silky...