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 & bloggers, who were also inspired by Oma Keasberry.: culinary diva Vanja vander Leeden, kecap maker Marc Tierolf and passionate b/vlogger Pauline de Senerpont Domis.
In the Netherlands there is a renewed interest in exotic cooking. In the year 2019 we saw an explosion of new cookbooks (including my 3rd cookbook Alle Indisch Keukengeheimen) celebrating the traditional family cooking style from the former Dutch East Indies and also contemporary recipes from Indonesia. For the history buffs read more about the difference between Indies and Indonesian cooking here.
Indonesia is a rich archipelago, with more than 6000 inhabited islands and more than 300 ethnic groups with each their own specialties. There is so much to explore and to share with the world. I am still learning and get inspired by peers who publish new things every day. It’s fascinating to say the least. Just talking about it gets my saliva glands working.
To learn more about our cuisine and our culinary heritage, get my cookbook Indo Dutch Kitchen Secrets – the first of its kind in English. It tells the story of the hybrid Indo-European community, the Indo people and their fusion cuisine.
Find me on Instagram @jeffkeasberry and on YouTube @cookingwithkeasberry. Read more about Keasberry in the media here. Stay tuned for a new podcast where I will be talking about food (what else), some history lessons, opinion pieces, recipes, cooking tips, interviews and audience Q&A’s. I am so excited, can’t wait.
Remember, fun starts in the kitchen!
Note: for the Dutch readers go to https://www.pindah-magazine.nl for more info.
For the English readers: if you want to know more about Indo history and culture go to: the indoproject.org