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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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Echos from the past

People change and neighborhoods change. The place I always called home in Amsterdam, is now someone else’s house. People move in and people move out. Wherever we go, we will always carry the memories created in that house with us. Whenever I am in the city I try to go back and check out the…

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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…

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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…

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Book Launch Party LA

Today we celebrated the launch of the new cookbook INDO DUTCH KITCHEN SECRETS – the first Indo Dutch Heritage cookbook in English. We kicked off the book tour at the Blitzstein Museum of Arts in West Hollywood. We had a great turnout and eager people, excited to get their hands on the book. The response…

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