Recipe for nurturing your inner Indo

New generations of Americans with Indo European lineage, at some point in their lives, have a desire to rediscover or know more about their origins and (multi-) cultural background. For a long time I asked the questions: How do Indos in America identify themselves? What is their emotional relationship with the Dutch East Indies, the…

Celebration meals in California

Meet Richard Foss, a journalist, author, culinary historian, and lecturer based in Manhattan Beach, California. We are talking about celebration meals in California and the history behind it. Richard also talks about his book the surprising history of food and drink in the skies. To learn more about Richard Foss, go to his website richardfoss.com Richard shared his…

A Touch Of Dutch In Philly

Meet Chef Joncarl Lachman, serial restaurateur and owner of one of the few Dutch themed restaurants in America. We talk about his passions, his impressive track record and his tips on what to eat and cook at home. Tune in for a real Dutch treat. Photo credits: Robert Moysan.

Fired Up in San Francisco

Meet Chef Siska Silitonga, the first Indonesian Food Truck driver in San Francisco, bringing a bit of her Batak culture to the Bay Area. She shares her story about her journey and her award winning Indonesian spice pastes for home kitchens across the USA. Tune in and find out more about this passionate and talented…

The Greatest Little Hole in the Wall

In this episode we are having a conversation with Diana Widjojo – co-owner of Hardena Indonesian family restaurant in Philadelphia. What makes this hidden hotspot so special and how did they become semi-finalist in James Beard competition for best Chef Mid-Atlantic region? What does pizza have to do with Indonesian food? Tune in, find out…

Indonesian Fusion in the Windy City

In this episode we have a conversation with Chef Chris Reed, adventurous entrepreneur behind the Indonesian pop-up restaurant The Rice Table, renamed to Bumbu Roux in Chicago. Together with his mother he serves a delicious Rijsttafel – one of the few places in the USA that do. Also on the menu Creole dishes, inspired by…

It’s All About The Broth

In conversation with: brothers Erwin & Eric Tjahyadi, successful entrepreneurs behind Komodo restaurants and Bone Kettle – South EastAsian Restaurant & Bar in Old Town Pasadena – famous for its broth! Photo credits: Anthony Lu for food. Jesse Hsu for portraits. Music David Cutter. Production: Jeff Keasberry

Exploring Asian American Home Cooking

In conversation with: Pat Tanumihardja, food, travel and lifestyle writer and  best selling author of cookbooks, like; The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook, Farm to Table Asian Secrets and her two latest books: Asian Pickles At Home and Instant Pot Asian Pressure Cooker Meals. Check out the following links: http://smithsonianapa.org/picklesandtea/about/ http://ediblewords.com Photo credits: Sanya Chopra for food and portrait. Music…