Baru Belanda Jeff Keasberry

Revival of Indonesian cuisine in Holland

Two star Michelin Master Chef Pascal Jalhay presented his new book Baru Belanda (New Dutch) during an exclusive release party at Hotel Jakarta in Amsterdam, on March 18th. This tribute to Dutch Indies cuisine already received great reviews. Together with 14 talented chefs, Pascal aims to inspire young chefs to revalue dishes and tastes, modernize…

Hussars Salad Indo Dutch style

Celebrate the coming of summer with a tasty Indische Huzarensalade – as it is called in Dutch. A light purple colored dish with a fresh, lightly sweet ‘n sour taste. I have fond memories of this delicious salad, the way my dad Bill used to make it. A traditional Indo Dutch dish that made it into…

BATAVIA CLUB CANAPÉ

Picture the grand old ‘Hotel Des Indes’ in Batavia (Jakarta’s colonial name). It was a famous hotel in the days when travel meant long journeys by rail or sea and where the rich and famous of its day would stay. Where during official functions and private regal feasts, local jongos, or male servants, would carry…