Melbourne-born Janet De Neefe first travelled to Bali in 1974 with her family. She returned 10 years later, fell in love with a local man and decided to make this island her home. She has founded two restaurants in Ubud, Casa Luna and Indus, as well as the Casa Luna Cooking School, which attracts hundreds of visitors each year, all eager to absorb the secrets behind Bali's spicy and fragrant cuisine. De Neefe also founded the annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. She still lives in Ubud with her husband and their four children. Bali is her second book.