Amsterdam Snack and Street Food

While in the airplane to Amsterdam, I already imagine sinking my teeth in my favorite snack and street food. The number one snack destined to meet its fate is the kroket, named after the French croquette. The Dutch kroket, is cylindrical shaped, deep-fried, breaded and filled with a creamy meat ragout (usually with beef, broth,…

Keasberry in the new PINDAH – glossy Indo magazine

Keasberry is in the new glossy Indo magazine PINDAH (Indonesian for ‘move’), published and available now at newsstands in the Netherlands. I got to make a small contribution to talk about how Indo food feeds my “Indodentity” in America. Keasberry also made it to the list ’TOP 10 Dutch Indies/Indonesian cookbooks’  of three food writers…

Cook-Along With Keasberry Tastes Like More

The “pilot” online  Cook-Along with Keasberry  is a wrap. The audience was our group of Dutch entrepreneurs who meet periodically for roundtable dinners. Due to covid19, with people staying at home, social distancing,  I thought it would be a good opportunity to test my new online cooking class concept. As opposed to giving a demonstration…

“You Say Umami, I say Gurih!”

“You Say Umami, I say Gurih!” You say that, I say this! It’s the same thing and has everything to do with taste. The popular word “Umami” (pronounced u•ma•mi) is not about “your mommy” or any insult but more about yummy! Umami is a Japanese word and literally means ‘savoury deliciousness’. It is often found…

Indofood unites and keeps heritage alive

Indo Dutch culture is threatened with extinction. With the passing of older generations with roots in the former Dutch East Indies, traditions are slowly disappearing. Their children and grand children are very well assimilated in American society. In my opinion it’s important where you live in the present, at the same time you should not…