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Indofood unites and keeps heritage alive

Indo Dutch culture is threatened with extinction. With the passing of older generations with roots in the former Dutch East Indies, traditions are slowly disappearing. Their children and grand children are very well assimilated in American society. In my opinion it’s important where you live in the present, at the same time you should not…

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A unique Sunday DUTCH BRUNCH, unlike any other in LA!

Enjoy a truly unique Sunday DUTCH BRUNCH – a traditional ‘Hollandse Koffietafel’ (literal translation: Hollandse Coffee Table). More than 25 different items of food and drinks. Learn about Dutch food customs and how to make foods like a Dutch kroket (small breadcrumbed fried food with a meat ragout filling) and ‘uitsmijter’ (an open-faced sandwich) and…

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Revival of Indonesian cuisine in Holland

Two star Michelin Master Chef Pascal Jalhay presented his new book Baru Belanda (New Dutch) during an exclusive release party at Hotel Jakarta in Amsterdam, on March 18th. This tribute to Dutch Indies cuisine already received great reviews. Together with 14 talented chefs, Pascal aims to inspire young chefs to revalue dishes and tastes, modernize…

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A little of this, a little of that

Indo cooking is not always easy if you have to learn it from someone in the family. In most cases, passing down a recipe happens verbally and it is based on feeling and personal taste. My mother prepares food without recipes and mostly by intuition. She owns no measuring spoons nor cups. Yet she is…

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James Our Guitar Man

James, son of Jim and Corry, was a real Keasberry. He had the charisma and recognizable family traits. I know James as a creative artist, a talented singer-guitarist, a passionate medical advisor with an impressive track record and above all a loving and dedicated family man. All the things we admired him for.   James, was my…

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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…

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Rijsttafel not an adaptation of Nasi Padang

When you Google ‘rijsttafel’ you will see from the top results that the rijsttafel is an elaborate meal adapted by the Dutch following the hidang presentation of nasi Padang, an Indonesian dining ritual from the region of West Sumatra.  It’s time to debunk this newly created myth. When it comes to the history of Indo-Dutch culinary traditions there are no…

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