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…

Pandan Coconut Meringue

When in Holland I have my favorite foods. High on the list of my favorite pastry is ‘hazelnoot schuimgebak’. In English; hazelnut meringue pastry. Inspired by this delicious treat I now present to you the new Pandan Coconut Meringue. A sandwich of two crisp meringue cake layers with a filling of pandan pastry creme and sprinkled with…

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…

Indonesian Restaurants in USA

I often get the question: “Where can I find an Indonesian restaurant?” Well, here you go:   The number of Indonesian restaurants, small eateries, catering & food trucks are on the rise but still below 100 in the USA. The restaurants serving rijsttafel have an *. We have created a list of places to give a…

Risotto with an Indo Dutch twist

When two cultures meet, beautiful things happen. Like the Indo Dutch cooking style, for example, derived from a blend of Western and Oriental cooking techniques and ingredients. A kitchen that is the heart of the hybrid culture that originated in the former Dutch East Indies (modern Indonesia). This cooking style came along with the Indo…

Pangsit Goreng – a delicious crispy surprise

An old time favorite and no.1 on the Indofood appetizer chart: Pangsit Goreng. This deep-fried dumpling with special meat mixture was a great starter at our restaurant Djokja in Amsterdam. One regular guest would always call ahead: “I am on my way, can you have 3 orders of Pangsit Goreng ready at my table?” Pangsit Goreng…

East Coast Indo Dutch Food Talk

Another Indo Dutch food talk was on the schedule for the East Coast this time. Of course there was more because we know that talking about food grows an appetite. So, there I went on the red-eye to New York with a suitcase full of terasi, krupuk and spices. An invitation to speak and cook…

Pisang Goreng Slide Tackle

Going Bananas

When eating my Indo Dutch soul food, I often get memory flashbacks that I associate with the dish I eat. When eating fried bananas (Pisang Goreng) for example, I am catapulted back in time to the family restaurant Djokja in Amsterdam, where I grew up. There was never a dull moment. If you were able…

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…

Jeff Keasberry interviewed at Heritage Radio Network

SHARE THE MESSAGE: TRY THIS AMERICA

There is so much to share on the subject of Indo Dutch Culinary Heritage. Luckily the media has shown interest in Indo Dutch Kitchen Secrets to help amplify the message. We need exposure to support our mission: to get America to explore this fascinating cuisine. I have been humbled by rave reviews and warm responses.…