In the Indonesian cookbook Coconut & Sambal: Recipes From My Indonesian Kitchen, Australian-born chef Lara Lee takes us on a journey to trace her family's Indonesian roots while she discovers the secrets to real Indonesian cookery. She shares more than 80 authentic, mouth-watering recipes that have been passed down through generations so you can recreate dishes such as nasi goreng, beef rendang, chilli prawn satay and pandan cake. There are also recipes for a variety of sambals: fragrant, spicy relishes—ranging from mild to fiery—that are undoubtedly the heart and soul of every meal.
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art, opened to the public in 1923, a gift to the nation from Charles Lang Freer. The Gallery contains an extensive collection of oriental art, prints, sculpture and silk panels, as well as a major group of 19th and 20th century American works.