Jakarta (ANTARA) – The ongoing Russian attack on Ukraine that started on February 24, 2022, has haunted the international community owing to factors, including the potential to trigger a severe food crisis that could lead to starvation globally.

The potential food crisis might increase since several countries dependent on essential commodities produced by Russia and Ukraine, such as Egypt, which still imports 80 percent of wheat from the two nations.

Egypt, which is currently also known as the world’s largest importer of wheat, requires wheat as raw material for flatbread for their citizens’ daily consumption. Any shortage in food commodities, especially wheat, could lead the country to severe hunger crises.

Moreover, based on data from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Russia and Ukraine dominate wheat production, with the supply reaching 40 percent of the world’s wheat requirement.

Russia, apart from Canada and Belarus, is also a major producer

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Tunggul Wirajuda (The Jakarta Post)

Tue, July 19, 2022


The Paris di Jakarta restaurant strives to bring the French capital’s simple, down-to-earth flavors and ambiance to Indonesian diners.

The marinated chicken thigh gave off aromas of thyme, basil, oregano and garlic that penetrated well into the meat. Known as African chicken or chicken yassa in its native Senegal, the poultry dish worked its way into contemporary French cuisine after it won the hearts of diners, not least Indonesians and other Asian expatriates.

Among those who have savored the succulent, tender African chicken is restaurateur Caroline Rumiris Samosir.

Parisian soul food

The dish made a deep impression on Caroline’s palate, so much so that she made it one of the highlights of Paris in Jakarta, a chain of French fusion restaurants that she founded in May 2020.

“African chicken is a ubiquitous

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Theaudric Davis has split his time between the food and film industries. He appears in commercials and auditions for film and TV roles, and he’s also catered for film sets. Recently, he’s been focusing on developing his culinary business, Real Clever Cuisine, and its signature use of matcha. In July, he participated in the Vegan 2 the Soul Festival, and this weekend, he’ll be offering vegan and nonvegan dishes at Satchmo SummerFest. For more about Davis and his food business, see @realclevercuisine_ on Instagram or his website flavorithms.com.

Gambit: How did you get interested in cooking?

Theaudric Davis: My mom is the best chef in my family. Food has always been in the background of what I was doing. I got into restaurants when I was 14. I worked at Algiers Landing. That’s where my love for cooking and presentation sprouted. I did some serving with Black

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We love trying all sorts of foods around here, so when we got pitched a new cookbook on Balinese cuisine, we just had to learn more!

Chef I Wayan Kresna Yasa is out with a new cookbook called “Paon” and he shared a quick and tasty salad recipe with us perfect for summer!

‘This is a really quick rujak. The jicama is cool and fresh, and pops nicely against the sweet, hot, tangy sauce. We haven’t included terasi (shrimp paste), but you could throw in a teaspoon for a more pungent dressing. This recipe calls for two chilies, which provides a nice consistent buzz — use one for less heat. Slice the jicama as finely as possible for the most delicious results.’

From “Paon: Real Balinese Cooking” by Tjok Maya Kerthyasa and I Wayan Kresna Yasa, Hardie Grant Publishing

Direct from the traditional home kitchens of Bali, “Paon” is a

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Russian leader Vladimir Putin has agreed to open a sea route for Ukraine’s food exports, the Indonesian President said on Friday, in a move to sustain the food supply chain amid Moscow’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo met with Putin in Moscow just a day after meeting Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on June 29, as he was offered to become “a communication bridge” between the two leaders.

During his meeting with Putin, Widodo discussed the disruption in the food and fertilizer supply chain and how it will impact hundreds of millions of people worldwide, particularly in developing countries.

“I really appreciate President Putin, who said that he would guarantee the security of food and fertilizer supplies from both Ukraine and Russia. This is good news,” he was quoted as saying by the Foreign Ministry.

Widodo said he supported the United Nations’ efforts to reintegrate food

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