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Explosive book presentation

By Jeff Keasberry. While I was in the middle of my presentation of the ‘Foods that Binds Us,’ last Saturday, suddenly there was a hard bang, and a sharp hissing sound. A Samsung Note 7 spontaneously exploded like firework, sparks flew, acid smoke was forming, there was panic in the audience. One lady’s phone shot across the floor…

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Gado Gado & Friends

When we talk about vegetable salad with peanut sauce in our family, we often think of Gado Gado. But there are more Indonesian vegetable salads like:  lotek, pecel, karedok and ketoprak. They may look similar but each is slightly different, depending on region or ethnic community. These salads can have cooked and uncooked ingredients, such as string beans, …

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Dik Bikker en Oma’s kookboek

Tijden de release party van mijn eerste kookboek: Indische Keukengeheimen, op 24 maart 2012, hadden we een fijn weerzien met trouwe gasten en vrienden van ons familierestaurant. Een feestelijke reünie, gehouden in het etablissement dat ooit ons restaurant Djokja was.  Dik Bikker, een vriend van oma en de familie en fan van Oma’s eten was er…

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Toko Ramee Amsterdam

Mijn favoriete Toko Ramee in Amsterdam bestaat inmiddels meer dan vijftig jaar. Ter gelegenheid van het vijftigjarig bestaan in 2011 werd een boekje uitgebracht waarin het verhaal vanaf het begin van de populaire Toko Ramee staat. De relatie met Toko Ramee en onze familie gaat terug naar de tijd van het voormalig Nederlands Indië. Mijn…

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Indo Dutch Food for Thought

“It is only real Indo Dutch* food when it contains coriander and cumin!” This often heard remark suggests that Indo food needs coriander and cumin for it to be considered authentic. I also often hear: “Oh, that needs more salt!” “That’s not how you should make that!” “It doesn’t taste the same…!” “Why is there…

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Je Maakt Wat mee…!

In de begintijd, rond 1957, voordat moeder naar Amerika emigreerde, werkte ze al bij restaurant Djokja. Onlangs vertelde ze mij dit verhaal waar ze nu nog hartelijk om kan lachen. “Je maakt wat mee!” zei ze. Ze kwam in contact met Oma doordat ze met haar nicht Erie op bezoek ging om lekker Indisch te…

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As only Grandma Jessy can on 24kitchen

TAHOE TELOR PETIS by Oma (grandma) Jessy. My mother appeared on the Dutch cooking channel 24kitchen in May of 2016. The show is called ‘as only grandma can’ and features Indies grandmas who cook with TV-chef and host Danny Jansen. The whole production team came to her house to tape some segments for the show. There…

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l’indo – hot ‘n spicy, yet different!

Inspired by the much talked about ‘steamy’ cover of the Dutch L’Homo Magazine (special edition by the makers of Linda Magazine), this is my ‘tongue in cheek’ response; L’Indo (French for The Indo*). Since the posting of my cover, I have received requests from fans as to where they might pick up this new magazine.…

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We hit the 20K mark

Our project got successfully funded today! To all the BACKERS: thank you for your support and being part of this project. Thanks to you the project will come to life! YOU CAN STILL ORDER THE BOOK(S)! $35/book (incl. shipping within USA). Send an email to cookingwithkeasberry @ gmail. com. [:nl]At 9:40pm PST we went over…

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Indo Dutch Food Events Calendar

A series of Indo & Dutch food events are scheduled for this summer and fall. I will be doing either a book presentation, a food demonstration and/or a cooking workshop, sometimes followed by a brunch or dinner party. If you like to set up a reading, signing or want more information, send an email to info@ keasberry.com.  …

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