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. Every 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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June 22, 2022 57 min

In this podcast we are talking with Chef Wayan Kresna Yasa. He is a successful global executive chef, culinary director and  co-author of the recently released cookbook Paon  - Real Balinese Cooking. Chef Wayan  was trained and worked in the US for six years in Michelin-rated kitchens and helped launch several restaurants in Indonesia. He is currently on tour in the US to promote his cookbook PAON.

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In this episode we are talking with Addy Sulley. He is the owner and gregarious host of Addys Dutch Cafe & Restaurant, located downtown Greenville,SC.

Addys is one of the few Dutch restaurants in the US. What makes Addys unique is the interior, imported decoration from Holland to make it exactly like an Amsterdam "brown" cafe.  

His grandparents had an old Dutch pub located in Downtown Amsterdam and most came from that. C...

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April 14, 2022 16 min

Meet Melany Lintuuran, founder of the Indonesian Women Alliance (IWA), a non-profit organization founded in Los Angeles in 2015.
In this podcast Melany talks about the Indonesian charity event at the beautiful Deco Building in LA: Celebrating Ramadan With Neighbors with delicious Indonesian food on Sunday April 10th, 2022.

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February 4, 2022 24 min

In this episode we have a conversation with Ian Claproth. Together with his cousin Stephanie, his business partner, they run Satay LA  a pop-up and food stand specializing in Indonesian satay!

The menu features delicious items like pork satay, tofu satay (for vegetarians), nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice - recipe by his grandmother) and satay tacos - a fusion treat, inspired by his Mexican ancestry.

 

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January 9, 2022 50 min

Meet Joseph Gidman, our guest in this episode of The Rice Table. Joseph is chef and co-owner of Van Gogh's Eeterie, a Dutch-inspired restaurant - the only one of its kind in the state of Missouri.

Gidman, along with his mother, Claire, also owns Cafe Cusco, a Peruvian restaurant and Chabom Teas + Spices shop with a Portuguese touch.

Listen to our conversation about his personal experiences and the story behind his ethnic rest...

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In this episode of The Rice Table podcast our guest is Cédric Vongerichten, chef and owner of Wayan, a French Indonesian restaurant in New York's City's Nolita neighborhood - his first solo venture which he opened in February 2019.

Chef Cédric has worldwide experience in the hospitality industry and opened restaurants in four different continents together with his father, critically acclaimed chef Jean-Georges.

Listen to our ...

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September 29, 2021 61 min

Our special guest in this episode is Kathiana LeJeune, author of The Power of the Palate: Through the Great Exchange. We have a conversation about Culinary Diplomacy and her passion for peace-building policy, women’s rights, human rights, women’s access to global higher education, and global public relations.

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September 16, 2021 94 min

Our special guest in this podcast is Pepy Nasution. Pepy is a blogger, photographer and cooking instructor. We have a conversation on her activities to make the world aware of Indonesian Culinary. For the first time, we have a guest cook something during the podcast. 

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July 24, 2021 77 min

In this episode we have a conversation with Willem Meiners, holder of two world records flying from Alaska to Antarctica as a helicopter aviator, former newspaper editor and owner of a radio station, co-founder of PublishAmerica, and author of the book The Dutch Touch.
Willem Meiners, born in Amsterdam, has lived and worked in America since 1991. He has traveled all fifty states and lives with his American wife Alice in Bangor, Mai...

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Today, we are talking with Dessy Andriani, Publisher, PR-manager auditor,  catering chef and event organizer in Los Angeles.

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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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December 9, 2020 80 min

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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November 26, 2020 41 min

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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September 20, 2020 51 min

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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