Mamakan x Chef Andre Chiang

Cathy Henkel, Virgo Productions, June 12, 2012

The Rainforest Cuisine is the marriage of local sustainability and luxury food. The idea, conceptualised by Mamakan (aka Kristine Oustrup Laureijs) in 2011, intends to protect the depleting rainforest of West Kalimantan by providing the local tribes an alternative source to livelihood rather than taking part in the oil palm and timber industries, the cause of Borneo's rapid deforestation, burnings and haze.

 

Borneo's primary rainforest is 130 million years old, making it the oldest in the world. There are over 15,000 unique species of flowering plants making it one of the most bio-diverse places on earth. And it has the most incredible wild food that you can imagine!

 

What does an orangutan salad taste like? from Rise of the Eco-Warriors on Vimeo

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