Cooking with ingredients that love sunshine for people who love flavour
I’m Ina Pegley; Tanamerah is my food business.
I grew up in Indonesia, lived and married in Italy, and have been based in Haslemere for 30 years. My cooking draws on Indonesian and other Asian cuisines, including Middle Eastern, with influences from Italy and other Mediterranean countries. Cooking with ingredients that love sunshine, for people who love flavour!
I offer private catering, from a small dinner party for friends, to a special event for hundreds. I do staff parties and client entertaining for companies too.
From time to time, I run supper club events at my own home, or pop-up restaurants at other venues.
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Recipes for two versions of acar (pronounced ‘achar’). Acar is sort of versatile, Indonesian version of Branston pickle. Acar simply means ‘pickle’. Like Branston it’s made from chopped vegetables, including carrots and onions, pickled in vinegar sweetened with sugar, and zhooshed up with spices. The difference is that it is served as a side dish, and is eaten with just about any main dish you could imagine, including barbecued meat, satay, and grilled fish.
Easy-to-make recipes to add variety to a locked-in life
Indonesian fried rice
The last thing anyone wants to think about right now is elaborate dinners. But we all have to eat, and I thought my friends and followers might appreciate some ideas for what to cook while we’re limited to shopping at the nearest supermarket (and hoping that their shelves aren’t empty!)
I’m posting a few recipes that don’t require difficult-to-find ingredients, and which might add some interesting variety to the usual repertoire. This is one of them.
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Airbnb for eating out
When you’re allowed to see your friends again, why not get together at one of my supper clubs
When the crisis has passed and we’re all allowed out again how about getting together with a bunch of friends for a meal? Come to my place and I’ll cook you a bespoke three-or-four-course dinner for no more than you’d spend for a bite in the average pub. Factor in cheap drinks—you bring your own—and it’s terrific value. The food’s pretty good too!
In past events we have offered other options for supper and I can assure you they have not been as tasty as what you provided. I can’t tell you how complimentary people were and I think they were a little surprised at the quality and the variety of flavours – so well done! I have no hesitation in recommending your service to others.”
I just wanted to say thank you so much for super food on Saturday & for being so calm & flexible with timings. So many people complimented the food & it was lovely that you were able to describe sauces etc. Thank you too for keeping the whole kitchen so sparkling… We will keep your number for all future parties!”
I must thank you for making Nigel’s party such a success. We were both delighted with how it all worked out and have had fabulous comments from everybody. The food was splendid and your quiet control in the kitchen was greatly appreciated. It took all of the stress out of the event for me and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.”
I must let you know we’ve had lots of letters thanking us for our party and all of them mention your delicious food. Thank you for making the party such a success.”
So many people raved about your curry and your tasty & unusual dips disappeared faster than you could blink! The bowls and simple forks and a jar full of rice crackers on the serving table meant you got the balance of informality I was looking for just right… thank you both so much for everything.”
Feedback for food has been that it tasted blooming fantastic / exceptional.”
The food was absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for all your help and hard work, and please thank your team of helpers too.”
Thank you for your fabulous curries that we ate on Friday night, our clients were in heaven they were so delicious. Huge thanks for squeezing me into your schedule.”
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