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Going Bananas

When eating my Indo Dutch soul food, I often get memory flashbacks that I associate with the dish I eat. When eating fried bananas (Pisang Goreng) for example, I am catapulted back in time to the family restaurant Djokja in Amsterdam, where I grew up. There was never a dull moment. If you were able…

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Keasberry fined in Surabaya

A hefty fine was imposed on Mr. Keasberry in Surabaya. Big news back in the day – say 78 years ago.  When you Google or search online and type in the name Keasberry, you come across all kinds of things. The name Keasberry also appeared in a scanned page of the newspaper  Bataviaasch nieuwsblad (Batavian…

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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…

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Indische Keukengeheimen – het kookboek

My first book came out in 2012: Indische Keukengeheimen…. Text in Dutch:   Op veler verzoek een nieuw Indisch kookboek van de familie Keasberry Authentieke familierecepten van 3 generaties, door Jeff Keasberry. Gedurende 350 jaar koloniale intimiteit in het voormalig Nederlands-Indië is niet alleen een mengcultuur ontstaan, maar ook een van de oudste fusionkeukens ter…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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