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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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Unique Indo Dutch Heritage Calendar

A unique Indo Dutch heritage calendar, featuring SoCal Indo-Dutch Americans loving their Indo Dutch food culture, is offered for free.  This limited edition calendar will be included with your cookbook order placed via this site. We preserve our heritage whenever we serve that special food that relates to our community and culture. It provides a…

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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…

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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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