Cover Photo: Photograph and label by Kaki Tiga
Photograph and label by Kaki Tiga

A Search for the Secret Sauce I Hoped Would Connect Me to My Heritage

I sought a cherished symbol from my own childhood, not a standardized emblem of all Indonesian culture, which I can’t and shouldn’t pretend is all mine to take.

believe

Them,

was

do

Elisabeth Sherman is a digital reporter at Food & Wine. She lives in New Jersey.