"The Festival Kuliner Nusantara UNY aims to preserve the existence of traditional Indonesia cuisine as well as to inform the public about the Diploma of Applied Food Engineering Study Program, Faculty of Vocational Studies, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY)," said the Coordinator of Diploma of Food Engineering Study Program of UNY, Prihastuti Ekawatiningsih, M.Pd on Sunday (11/6) at Kulonprogo Cultural Park. One hundred nine students of Food Engineering Diploma were divided into 30 groups presenting various Indonesian traditional food.
Gastronomy has attracted a lot of attention from tourism practitioners to develop food-based cultural tourism. Gastronomy has also contributed to the development of the creative industry and the tourism industry. RA. Kartini became one of the first Indonesian gastronomic document owners, which contains more than 200 recipes for typical family dishes. The second documentation belongs to a Dutch lady who loves to cook, who published a book containing 1,381 recipes collected during her stay in Indonesia. In 1967, President Soekarno published the book "Mustika Rasa".