2016 In Review and Blog Post Index - Omar Niode Foundation

Posted by OmarTarakiNiodeFoundation
01 January 2017 | news

On the first day of 2017 we extend our heartfelt gratitude and sincere appreciation to our media friends and those who have assisted and inspired the OMAR NIODE FOUNDATION in its activities over the last 7 years. See our "2016 Achievement Metrics" in one image and read a few highlights and the blog post index here.

The year 2016 was an exciting year for all of us at Omar Niode Foundation as we received a number of accolades regarding two important books.

At the Table” published by ABC-CLIO in April is a fascinating insight into how dinner is defined in countries around the world. We are pleased to have the opportunity to contribute a chapter on Indonesia, represented by GORONTALO on pages 133-146. The editor Ken Albala, is a professor of history and director of food studies at the University of the Pacific and author/editor of 24 books on food.

Last November we met Matt Sartwell, founding partner of "Kitchen Arts and Letters" had a chat with him and presented "Trailing the Taste of Gorontalo."  Kitchen Arts and Letters is a legendary bookstore in New York City specializing in food and drink. With more than 12,000 titles in stock from around the world, its customers range from Michelin three-star chefs to home cooks. Founding partner Nach Waxman and managing partner Matt Sartwell compiled and edited "the CHEF says .. Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom."

"Trailing the Taste of Gorontalo" a book about food and culture travel in Gorontalo published by Omar Niode Foundation wins the "BEST IN THE WORLD – Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2016" for Asian Cuisine from Asian Books. A million thanks to the 14 authors, 10 photographers, 10 testimony writers, and all who wholeheartedly contributed their time and expertise.

Mr. Rachmat Gobel, a prominent Indonesian business figure presented the book as souvenirs to important guests at the wedding of her daughter attended by thousands of people in Gorontalo.

Edouard Cointreau of Gourmand International who invited us to the Frankfurt in October. This year the Frankfurt Book Fair and the World Cookbook Fair launched the Gourmet Authors Center, an international area for culinary authors at the Gourmet Gallery of Frankfurt Book Fair. The Omar Niode Foundation was there for a display of "Trailing the Taste of Gorontalo" introduced in the Gourmet Gallery tour and had a presentation on Gorontalo and its food.

Karida Niode wins first prize in a #MoreThanATourist storytelling competition organized by Visit.org with her article "Ceviche, a Modern Taste of the Incan Empire." Visit.org asked its community of travelers to share moments from their trips when they’ve felt like they were more than a tourist to change the way the world travels by promoting immersive, local experiences. Thank you to everyone who voted for Karida.

Here is a round-up of our 2016 blog posts:


Crafting Culinary Stories in Cambodia | 31 December 2016 

Focusing on Nutrition in Young Women, Japfa Foundation Organized KIB 2016 | 28 December 2016

MOFAD Lab Launched CHOW – The History of Chinese Restaurants in America | 28 December 2016 


Reliving Casablanca the Movie at Rick’s Café | 29 November 2016  

Marrakech Foodventure | 28 November 2016  

Gorontalo at Frankfurt Bookfair 2016 | 23 November 2016 


A Feast for the Senses at Bloggers Gathering | 3 October 2016 


The World I Want to Live in by 2030 | 24 September 2016 

Social Good Summit, New York 2016 | 20 September 2016 

Mustikarasa: Reliving the Masterpieces of Indonesian Cuisine | 6 September 2016 

Tahu Kota Kediri – Tofu Celebration | 3 September 2016 


A School Kitchen to Break the Cycle of Poverty | 10 August 2016 

Karida Niode Wins Visit.org Storytelling Competition | 6 August 2016 


An Act of Eating | 24 July 2016 

Farm to Table Vegetable Services in Jakarta | 15 July 2016 

Siaran Pers: Food Travel Monitor 2016 | 12 July 2016 

Press Release: Food Travel Monitor 2016 | 12 July 2016 

Community Cookbooks for Noble Causes | 12 July 2016 

The Art and Business of The Mercer Kitchen | 8 July 2016 


Slow Iftar with Slow Food Jakarta/Kemang | 28 June 2016 

Meet Jakarta’s Safe and Healthy Food Crusaders | 20 June 2016 

Culinary Champions at the Gateway to Angkor Temples | 11 June 2016 


Trailing the Taste of Gorontalo Wins Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2015 | 30 May 2016 

Siaran Pers: Buku Indonesia Raih Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2016 | 30 May 2016 

Exploring Korea’s 5000-year Food Culture | 29 May 2016 

Kumpulan Resep Rasa Gorontalo | 15 May 2016 

Revel in Heartwarming Tours Through Visit.org | 6 May 2016 

Chinese and Korean Plant-Based Meals in New York | 2 May 2016 

Trendy Plant Based Eateries in New York | 2 May 2016 


New Book: At the Table. Food and Family Around the World | 29 April 2016 

In Pursuit of Jazzy Egg Waffles | 9 April 2016 


In Quest of Tempe Making | 29 March 2016 

Improving Nutrition Through Traditional Foods | 24 March 2016 


Javara Ethnic Food Experience | 29 February 2016

The Rainbow Bagels Saga | 28 February 2016 

Permaculture Weekend at the Kul Kul Farm in Bali | 24 February 2016 

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2016 | 21 February 2016 

Makan Bajamba – Minangkabau Journey of Taste | 14 February 2016 


2015 In Review & Blog Post Index – Omar Niode Foundation | 2 January 2016