Join celebrity chef Rinrin Marinka and Tobie Puttock once again as they explore the diverse cultures and traditions of Indonesia while traveling to five brand new destinations. From Lombok island to Jakarta city, Rinrin and Tobie will uncover the country’s different regional cuisines, varied indigenous cultures and foreign influences. After each episode, Rinrin and Tobie will head back to the kitchen and whip up a selection of recipes based on their travel inspirations.
Hosted By: Chef Marinka
Chef Marinka is a TV host, chef and restaurateur who is passionate about sharing Indonesian food, culture and art with the rest of the world. Chef Marinka was originally studying for a degree in visual communication, but upon realizing when her passion truly laid, she decided to put her education on hold and moved to Sydney, where she enrolled herself into the renowned Le Cordon Bleu to learn French cuisine and pastries in depth. After graduation, she returned to Indonesia, where she worked freelance as a cooking instructor. She was also invited to make special appearances in numerous commercials and cooking shows on local channels.
Chef Marinka enjoys exploring new and innovative ways to bring East and West flavors together. In 2011, she released her first cookbook, Fantastic Cooking, where she featured 30 recipes inspired by international and Indonesian culinary influences.
In her spare time, Chef Marinka enjoys travelling, doing extreme sports and boxing. She currently resides in Jakarta, Indonesia.