Sandra & Gerben Zuidema

Love Lives On For Sandra

It’s with both sadness and fondness that we remember and honor the life of my dear cousin Sandra Zuidema-Keasberry, who passed away peacefully on May 17, 2024. Scroll naar beneden voor de Nederlandse text. Sandra was more than just a cherished family member; she embodied love, kindness, and strength to everyone she encountered. From her…

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…

Rijsttafel not an adaptation of Nasi Padang

When you Google ‘rijsttafel’ you will see from the top results that the rijsttafel is an elaborate meal adapted by the Dutch following the hidang presentation of nasi Padang, an Indonesian dining ritual from the region of West Sumatra.  It’s time to debunk this newly created myth. When it comes to the history of Indo-Dutch culinary traditions there are no…

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…

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…

NEW INDO DUTCH COOKBOOK

An inspiring full-color, hardcover cookbook about a unique culinary heritage, told through a collection of delicious recipes & stories. CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW To get updates and special rewards SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER by clicking  HERE You will receive the latest news first and benefit from the special offers. MILESTONE! At a loss for words…