by Jeff Keasberry
Indo Dutch Kitchen Secrets is an inspiring cookbook for anyone who wants to explore and rediscover a unique culinary heritage, explained in more than 100 delicious, easy-to-prepare dishes. During 350 years of colonial intimacy in the former Dutch East Indies (modern Indonesia), not only did a hybrid culture emerge, but also one of the world’s oldest and richest fusion cuisines. Indo Dutch Kitchen Secrets celebrates the blending of Indonesian, Dutch and the resultant Indo Dutch fusion cooking style, all coming together in one fascinating kitchen.
Jeff Keasberry shares three generations worth of family recipes, anecdotes and stories about Holland’s favorite adopted food, from appetizers to main courses, desserts, vegan and gluten-free dishes, including Jeff’s nasi goreng, gado gado, sambal terasi, macaroni schotel, as well as Jeff’s Mom’s risoles, frikadel pan, rendang, tahu telor petis; Jeff’s Granny’s elaborate rijsttafel, klappertaart, spekkoek and some of Jeff’s favorite typical Dutch delicacies like stamppot, erwtensoep, bitterballen and stroopwafels. You will also find tips on sourcing ingredients, including substitutes and what to serve for different occasions.