The Rijsttafel Club – LA

The Rijsttafel Club officially kicked off last Sunday, January 27. A group of 42 culinary enthusiasts flocked to the restaurant where we had organized a traditional Rijsttafel – a range of Indonesian specialties served Dutch style. An impression of this elaborate meal could be enjoyed at the venue on the West Side – LA. There are…

The new sriracha on the block: Chabé

Sriracha has become the modern synonym for hot sauce, as Kleenex is for tissue and Band-Aid is for adhesive bandage. The cult-like popularity of the trendsetting, U.S. made, fiery red condiment in the green-capped squeeze bottle with the rooster logo (aka rooster sauce) has even inspired Heinz, Tabasco and Lee Kum Kee to follow with…

East Coast Indo Dutch Food Talk

Another Indo Dutch food talk was on the schedule for the East Coast this time. Of course there was more because we know that talking about food grows an appetite. So, there I went on the red-eye to New York with a suitcase full of terasi, krupuk and spices. An invitation to speak and cook…

Jeff Keasberry interviewed at Heritage Radio Network

SHARE THE MESSAGE: TRY THIS AMERICA

There is so much to share on the subject of Indo Dutch Culinary Heritage. Luckily the media has shown interest in Indo Dutch Kitchen Secrets to help amplify the message. We need exposure to support our mission: to get America to explore this fascinating cuisine. I have been humbled by rave reviews and warm responses.…

Neville Keasberry at the Rijksmuseum

Before the times of television and 3D-viewers there was Stereoscope, a device by which two photographs of the same object taken at slightly different angles are viewed together, creating an impression of depth and solidity. My great grandfather Neville Keasberry was a well known photographer in Malang, Java. He had a subscription service you could…

How to eat a rijsttafel

Do you really know all there is to know about the Rijsttafel? Just in case, it is a Dutch word that literally means ‘Rice Table’ in English. But what is it? In short, it is an elaborate banquet of regional Indonesian dishes served Dutch style. As I explained in my cookbook Indo Dutch Kitchen Secrets,…

Chef Jeff Working NYC

When East Meets West with Jeff Keasberry. A whole week Me, Myself and Chef Jeff were in wonderful New York to conduct two Indo Dutch cooking workshops in the Village for members of the Netherlands Clubs. Eager foodies ready to learn to cook and eat ‘Dutch Indies’ food, as there are not that many Indonesian restaurants…

Jeff’s Indonesian Banana Fritters are a hit

At Irvine’s largest annual event Global Village Festival (23 September 2017) more than 20,000 visitors experienced a multi-cultural day with musical performances, dance, arts & crafts and food samples from all over the world. We were there to launch our special festival treat PISANG GORENG (pronounced: pee-sahng-gor-reng), Indonesian style banana fritters. It was a festive premiere of our…

Have a taste of my special pisang goreng

Chef Jeff will be selling Indonesian Fried Bananas with delicious toppings! Cookbook Indo Dutch Kitchen Secrets available. Celebrate Cultural Diversity at the 16th Annual Irvine Global Village Festival Enjoy international cuisine, multicultural performances and kids’ activities Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Festival admission and off-site parking with shuttle service are free. A variety of sample-sized…

A recipe from the heart by Annette

Although she lived on the other side of the world, I took comfort in the knowledge that I could always start a video call via my smartphone. Or I would actually make that trip to Indonesia one of these days and give her a big warm hug again. That door is now forever closed.  Suddenly, you are confronted with aspects of…

Rave reviews for 1st Indo Dutch Heritage cookbook

The responses to the 1st Indo Dutch heritage cookbook in English  Indo Dutch Kitchen Secrets were overwhelming. A review featured  in Good Magazine by reporter Nilina Mason-Campbell talked about the cuisine as ‘the tastiest fusion food you’ve never had’. Voice of Indonesia and Metro TV online reported on the book which celebrates Indonesian and Dutch culinary roots. ORDER…