30 Nov '11, 4pm

Chef Creates “Orangutan Salad” To Fight Deforestation

Chef Creates “Orangutan Salad” To Fight Deforestation

Before you go all ape, there is no actual orangutan in this salad. It’s all plants. Andre Chiang , chef at the acclaimed Restaurant Andre in Singapore, has created the dish and named it after the rainforest dwelling primates to bring attention to deforestation. The salad, a part of Chiang’s Rainforest Kitchen project, will include plants that orangutans might eat like wild ferns, wild tree mushrooms, wild figs, tree berries, orchid leaves and durian flowers. The chef hopes that while diners enjoy their meal, they also might think about the animal that inspired the dish and how their home is being torn down every day. The restaurant is sourcing its ingredients directly from villagers in Sintang, West Kalimantan on Borneo. They hope that by providing funds for items in the rainforest, the locals might see the benefits of maintaining the forest rather than cutting it down. Ch...

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