Gado Gado & Friends

When we talk about vegetable salad with peanut sauce in our family, we often think of Gado Gado. But there are more Indonesian vegetable salads like:  lotek, pecel, karedok and ketoprak. They may look similar but each is slightly different, depending on region or ethnic community. These salads can have cooked and uncooked ingredients, such as string beans, …

Dik Bikker Oma Keasberry

Dik Bikker en Oma’s kookboek

Tijden de release party van mijn eerste kookboek: Indische Keukengeheimen, op 24 maart 2012, hadden we een fijn weerzien met trouwe gasten en vrienden van ons familierestaurant. Een feestelijke reünie, gehouden in het etablissement dat ooit ons restaurant Djokja was.  Dik Bikker, een vriend van oma en de familie en fan van Oma’s eten was er…

Toko Ramee Amsterdam

Mijn favoriete Toko Ramee in Amsterdam bestaat inmiddels meer dan vijftig jaar. Ter gelegenheid van het vijftigjarig bestaan in 2011 werd een boekje uitgebracht waarin het verhaal vanaf het begin van de populaire Toko Ramee staat. De relatie met Toko Ramee en onze familie gaat terug naar de tijd van het voormalig Nederlands Indië. Mijn…

Indisch Cultuur Ridder

Indo Dutch Food for Thought

“It is only real Indo Dutch* food when it contains coriander and cumin!” This often heard remark suggests that Indo food needs coriander and cumin for it to be considered authentic. I also often hear: “Oh, that needs more salt!” “That’s not how you should make that!” “It doesn’t taste the same…!” “Why is there…

Je Maakt Wat mee…!

In de begintijd, rond 1957, voordat moeder naar Amerika emigreerde, werkte ze al bij restaurant Djokja. Onlangs vertelde ze mij dit verhaal waar ze nu nog hartelijk om kan lachen. “Je maakt wat mee!” zei ze. Ze kwam in contact met Oma doordat ze met haar nicht Erie op bezoek ging om lekker Indisch te…

l’indo – hot ‘n spicy, yet different!

Inspired by the much talked about ‘steamy’ cover of the Dutch L’Homo Magazine (special edition by the makers of Linda Magazine), this is my ‘tongue in cheek’ response; L’Indo (French for The Indo*). Since the posting of my cover, I have received requests from fans as to where they might pick up this new magazine.…

We hit the 20K mark

Our project got successfully funded today! To all the BACKERS: thank you for your support and being part of this project. Thanks to you the project will come to life! YOU CAN STILL ORDER THE BOOK(S)! $35/book (incl. shipping within USA). Send an email to cookingwithkeasberry @ gmail. com. [:nl]At 9:40pm PST we went over…

Indo Dutch Food Events Calendar

A series of Indo Dutch food events are scheduled for this winter and spring. I will be doing either a book presentation, a food demonstration and/or a cooking workshop, sometimes followed by a dinner party. If you like to set up a reading, signing or want more information, send an email to info@ keasberry.com.   Check the activity…

Expression of Indo Lifestyle

That time in my life that I took a greater interest in my heritage, helped me better understand, in part, who I am. When looking at my peers with similar backgrounds and roots, I recognized that many had this  yearning to discover who they are, where they fit in and their role in this world.  Especially for some…

Keeping memories alive through food.

When it comes to nostalgic eating the holiday season gets the highest score on the ‘food memories’ scale.  It is that time of year that specific fragrances fill the house and a myriad of traditional and delicious foods are being prepared. People come together around a decked out dining table to share good conversations and happy…