A unique Sunday DUTCH BRUNCH, unlike any other in LA!

Enjoy a truly unique Sunday DUTCH BRUNCH – a traditional ‘Hollandse Koffietafel’ (literal translation: Hollandse Coffee Table). More than 25 different items of food and drinks. Learn about Dutch food customs and how to make foods like a Dutch kroket (small breadcrumbed fried food with a meat ragout filling) and ‘uitsmijter’ (an open-faced sandwich) and…

Baru Belanda Jeff Keasberry

Revival of Indonesian cuisine in Holland

Two star Michelin Master Chef Pascal Jalhay presented his new book Baru Belanda (New Dutch) during an exclusive release party at Hotel Jakarta in Amsterdam, on March 18th. This tribute to Dutch Indies cuisine already received great reviews. Together with 14 talented chefs, Pascal aims to inspire young chefs to revalue dishes and tastes, modernize…

A little of this, a little of that

Indo cooking is not always easy if you have to learn it from someone in the family. In most cases, passing down a recipe happens verbally and it is based on feeling and personal taste. My mother prepares food without recipes and mostly by intuition. She owns no measuring spoons nor cups. Yet she is…

James Our Guitar Man

James, son of Jim and Corry, was a real Keasberry. He had the charisma and recognizable family traits. I know James as a creative artist, a talented singer-guitarist, a passionate medical advisor with an impressive track record and above all a loving and dedicated family man. All the things we admired him for.   James, was my…

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…

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…

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…

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…

East Coast Indo Dutch Food Talk

Another Indo Dutch food talk was on the schedule for the East Coast this time. Of course there was more because we know that talking about food grows an appetite. So, there I went on the red-eye to New York with a suitcase full of terasi, krupuk and spices. An invitation to speak and cook…

Pisang Goreng Slide Tackle

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…