Indonesian Sweet Talking with Farah Quinn

Meet Farah Quinn, Indonesian celebrity chef, restauranteur and award winning media personality, known for her culinary television shows.  Farah Quinn hails from Bandung Indonesia, has a bachelor’s degree in finance at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of culinary arts at Pennsylvania Culinary Institute in the US. She participated in the World Pastry Championship…

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Taking Indonesian Cuisine to New Heights

Meet award-winning Chef Yono Purnomo of Yono’s restaurant in Albany in NY. Owned and operated by the Purnomo family, this fine dining restaurant has been serving contemporary American and Indonesian fusion since 1986 and has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation, Wine Spectator, Santé, DiRoNA & The American Culinary Federation among others. Chef Yono…

Promoting Indonesian Culture in Philly

We are talking with Sinta Penyami Storms, passionate dancer, marketing expert and promotor of Indonesian culture in Philadelphia.  Sinta’s vision is to preserve the traditional culture through dancing, food, events and other experiences for the South Philly’s Indonesian community as well as the greater Philadelphia public. Listen to our conversation with another Indonesian entrepreneur in…

Indonesian Fine Dining In LA

Meet Chef Zen Ong, consultant and entrepreneur in Los Angeles. Zen hails from Down Under and was featured in last year’s L.A. Times as one of the rising stars of modern Southeast Asian fine-dining. We are having a conversation about his passions and his vision of Indonesian cuisine. Zen Ong: “The way I approached it,…

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…

Oma Keasberry’s cookbook on display in museum

Grandma’s cookbook ‘Oma’s Indische Keukengeheimen’ (Dutch for Grandma’s Indies Kitchen Secrets) will be on display as part of Museum of the Netherlands, to be set up in the Rotterdam Kunsthal. This honor has been bestowed on her for her influence on Dutch cuisine – presented during this new weekly TV show, which premiered Wednesday 16th…

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…