The Rice Table

The Rice Table

The Rice Table is a celebration of food and culture, between East and West. Each episode will cover a new subject. The show is hosted by Jeff Keasberry - published author of 4 cookbooks on Dutch Indonesian cuisine. Twice a month he invites passionate people to have a seat at his table. There are conversations with experts, short stories, history lessons, talks about iconic dishes, little-known foods, recipes and cooking tips, you name it.

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May 12, 2021 58 min

Meet Farah Quinn, Indonesian celebrity chef, restauranteur and award winning media personality, known for her culinary television shows. Listen to our animated conversation about her challenges, successes, new projects and her career as TV and YouTube personality. We also talk about contemporary Indonesian cuisine and she revealed one of her best kept secrets.


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Meet award-winning Chef Yono Purnomo of Yono's restaurant in Albany in NY. Owned and operated by the Purnomo family, this fine dining restaurant has been serving contemporary American and Indonesian fusion since 1986 and has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation, Wine Spectator, Santé, DiRoNA & The American Culinary Federation among others.  
Chef Yono is a passionate Indonesian culinary pioneer & ambassador. We ...

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We are talking with Sinta Penyami Storms, passionate dancer, marketing expert and promotor of Indonesian culture in Philadelphia.  Sinta's vision is to preserve the traditional culture through dancing, food, events and other experiences for the South Philly's Indonesian community as well as the greater Philadelphia public.


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February 18, 2021 75 min

Meet Chef Zen Ong, consultant and entrepreneur in Los Angeles. Zen hails from Down Under and was featured in last year's L.A. Times as one of the rising stars of modern Southeast Asian fine-dining. We are having a conversation about his passions and his vision of Indonesian cuisine.

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January 28, 2021 49 min

Let's talk about Indo Dutch. If you wonder what that means, listen to this podcast. I will share some insights from my life and talk about my food, my people and my book. Find out what led me to write the book Indo Dutch Kitchen secrets. Learn the difference between Indonesian, Dutch and Indo Dutch cuisine. Also, in this podcast a quiz. I interviewed 4 people on their knowledge of anything Indo.

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Meet Richard Foss, a journalist, author, culinary historian, and lecturer based in Manhattan Beach, California. We are talking about celebration meals in California and the history behind it.  And many other fascinating facts around food traditions.

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Meet Ms. Poppy Yeanny, Consul of Information and Socio Cultural Affairs at the Consulate General of The Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeles.  We have a conversation about the wonderful cuisine of Indonesia, a plethora of dishes and new initiatives to promote Indonesian food business in LA.

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October 29, 2020 52 min

Meet Chef Joncarl Lachman, serial restaurateur and owner of one of the few Dutch themed restaurants in America. We talk about his passions, his impressive track record, his love for Dutch food and why it is not well known in America. He shares tips on what to eat and cook at home. Tune in for a real Dutch treat.

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October 10, 2020 70 min

Meet Chef Siska Silitonga, the first Indonesian Food Truck driver in San Francisco, bringing a bit of her Batak culture to the Bay Area. She shares her story about her journey and her award winning Indonesian spice pastes for home kitchens across the USA. Tune in and find out more about this passionate and talented entrepreneur. 

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In this episode we are having a conversation with Diana Widjojo - co-owner of Hardena Indonesian family restaurant in Philadelphia. What makes this hidden hotspot so special and how did they become semi-finalist in James Beard competition for best Chef Mid-Atlantic region? What does pizza have to do with Indonesian food? Tune in, find out and learn much more...

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Special Guest: Domenico Nesci, actor, writer and chef.
We have a conversation about the art of acting, dating and cooking.
Domenico shares delicious Italian recipes "to die for". Listen en salivate! 

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In this episode we are talking with Chef Chris Reed, adventurous entrepreneur behind the pop-up restaurant The Rice Table, renamed to Bumbu Roux in Chicago. Together with his mother he serves a delicious Rijsttafel - one of the few places in the USA that do. Also on the menu Creole dishes, inspired by his father.
In this episode learn about 'The Story of the Rijsttafel' and find out who else found their F-spot.

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Jeff is talking with Pat Tanumihardja, food, travel and lifestyle writer and  best selling author of cookbooks, like; The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook, Farm to Table Asian Secrets and her two latest books: Asian Pickles At Home and Instant Pot Asian Pressure Cooker Meals. 

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Jeff is talking with brothers Erwin & Eric Tjahyadi, successful entrepreneurs behind Komodo restaurants and Bone Kettle -  South EastAsian Restaurant & Bar in Old Town Pasadena - famous for its broth!

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June 4, 2020 59 sec

Welcome to The Rice Table; a celebration of food and culture, between East and West. Each episode will cover a new subject. The show is hosted by Jeff Keasberry - published author of 4 cookbooks on Dutch Indonesian cuisine. Twice a month, passionate people are invited to have a seat at his table. There are conversations with experts, short stories, history lessons, talks about iconic dishes, little-known foods, recipes and cooking ...

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