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Innovative Indonesian food products presented in L.A

I was happily surprised the other day to find jars of Sambal Matah (Indonesian salsa) smiling at me from a shelf at Trader Joe’s, my favorite neighborhood grocery store in LA. This is proof that Indonesian foods are finally finding their way into mainstream supermarkets in the US.  This is a significant step forward as part of the gastro-diplomacy and nation-branding mission, presented…

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Kado idee: welke? of gewoon alle twee!

Jeff’s tweede kookboek: ‘De nieuwe Indische keuken van Jeff Keasberry’, is in mei 2014 uitgekomen. Ruim 100 verrassende en eigentijdse Indische recepten. In dit boek vind je een keur aan makeovers van Indische klassiekers, maar ook nieuwe gerechten die passen in een drukke en gezonde levensstijl, geïnspireerd door Oost en West en toepassing van de Indische…

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Indo Dutch Food Culture 101

If you are wondering what Indo Dutch Food is, you are not alone. Internationally, little is known about this exotic cuisine. Many people still refer to it as Indonesian food. Not entirely wrong when you consider it originated in the same geographical area, known as Indonesia.  But in my opinion it’s a bit oversimplified. There are actually differences…

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Indonesian street food galore

“Ke-to-praaaak, Ke-to-praaak!” That is what I would shout when pushing a cart selling this popular and delicious salad. I would want everyone to hear it and I would probably get arrested for disturbing the peace. This traveling chef made him self heard by hitting a spoon against a plate, while passing down the street in Jakarta where my…

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Indo Bento – Lunch Box Meal Ideas

Summer vacation is over. It’s back to school and back to work. What’s for lunch? The cafeteria, (unhealthy) fast food or a packed lunch you bring from home? This week I will share some tasty and nutritious meal ideas for your (or your kids’) lunch box with and Indo-Dutch twist. Appetizing lunch ideas inspired by the Japanese Bento Box,…

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Keukenpraat

Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands. Natuurlijk wil ik er kroepoek bij. Net als sambal, is kroepoek bijna onmisbaar bij de Indische maaltijd. De uiteenlopende, contrasterende smaken zijn niet genoeg. Het gaat ook om de textuur, hoe of het eten in je mond voelt en hoe of het klinkt. Nooit zo bij stilgestaan misschien,…

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Book Launch in the Netherlands

The official launch of my 2nd cookbook ‘De nieuwe Indische keuken van Jeff Keasberry’ was held at the ‘Torch Gallery’ in Amsterdam on June 2nd of this year.  An intimate group of people gathered and were served some snacks from my new book accompanied by some fine wines by ‘Outspoken Wines’. Publishing a book almost compares…

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