Coconut and Sambal. I’m Anthony Dias Blue with the Blue Lifestyle Minute sponsored by CUISINART. Indonesia’s geography has made it a center of trade, culture, and immigration for centuries. That combination always seems to guarantee one thing: great food; and author Lara Lee exposes the magic of Indonesian cuisine in her debut cookbook, Coconut and Sambal: Recipes From My Indonesian Kitchen. Sourced directly from the author’s grandmother, Popo, as well as her travels, this is as authentic as it gets. Exciting entries include Sticky Glazed Pork Ribs, Spiced Corn Fritters, and Pandan (a unique tropical fruit) Coconut Cake. This new kitchen tome is thirty-five dollars. My one quibble is that the photography could be much better. Ask about Coconut and Sambal at your local bookstore, or go online. I’m Anthony Dias Blue sponsored by CUISINART – fine small appliances and cookware. Visit This is the Blue Lifestyle Minute, visit our website at