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Host: Jemima

London, England

USD
$50-$90 per person

Authentic South Indian meal in Bromley

Host offerings
  • House
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Jemima

Jemima grew up in South India where she first learned to cook from her mom. After living in Hyderabad for several years for work, where she met her husband, Jemima moved to London in 2010. She and her family are constantly entertaining their vast Indian network of friends and family, and it is not uncommon for their home to have 50 guests visiting for a weekend meal. Jemima cooks for her husband and two children and loves being in the kitchen, finding it the perfect way to relax after a day at work. In addition to their love for hosting friends and family, Jemima and her family are active in their local church and with their children's activities. Be sure to ask Jemima about her and her husband's 2000-person wedding in India!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Join Jemima, and her husband and children, when they are home, for a home-cooked South Indian meal. Jemima lives in a family home on the outskirts of London (London Zone 6) in Orpington, a quiet suburb of London with professional working families. You will enjoy your meal, which will feature South Indian staples like dosas (Indian crepe-like pancakes made from fermented lentil and rice batter) and a variety of meat and vegetable curries, at their kitchen dining table. In the summer, enjoy your meal on their back patio. Please note that your host will be serving you and happy to chat as you are eating but won’t eat with you - so she can make sure you get your dosas piping hot!

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Learn to make traditional South Indian dishes with your host, a home cook who has been cooking throughout her life. You might learn to make dishes like a traditional tomato or coconut chutney, a meat or vegetable curry dish, and as well as dosas or idlys, for your South Indian meal together. Please note that for some of the dishes such as dosas components will be prepared in advance, as dosa batter needs to sit for several days before cooking.

Languages spoken: English, Tamil

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Welcome Indian drink (such as chaas, a spiced buttermilk yogurt drink)
  • Dosas with tomato chutney
  • Beef ularthiyathu (dry roasted beef with onions and spices)
  • Spiced eggs with Jemima's Mother's secret spice mix (one of Jemima's signature dishes!)
  • Coconut rice
  • Papadum
  • Fresh fruit for dessert

Traveler reviews

5.0 (2)
Would recommend to couples and small groups that are keen to try a range of dishes and to understand how and why the ingredients are paired. Hosts were knowledgeable and friendly.
- nicholas October 09, 2022
Talking with Jemima in her kitchen as she explained what she was doing, the spices she was using, and the equipment. It was great to see the cooking in the context of her home and family. We also loved speaking to her and her husband about family and culture. Also, we enjoyed eating the delicious food! It was a feast.
- maryan September 17, 2022
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Jemima

$50-$90 USD

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Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$80 $64 $50
Cooking Experience + Meal
$90 $80 $60
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$80 $64 $50
Cooking Experience + Meal
$90 $80 $60
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Jemima

Jemima grew up in South India where she first learned to cook from her mom. After living in Hyderabad for several years for work, where she met her husband, Jemima moved to London in 2010. She and her family are constantly entertaining their vast Indian network of friends and family, and it is not uncommon for their home to have 50 guests visiting for a weekend meal. Jemima cooks for her husband and two children and loves being in the kitchen, finding it the perfect way to relax after a day at work. In addition to their love for hosting friends and family, Jemima and her family are active in their local church and with their children's activities. Be sure to ask Jemima about her and her husband's 2000-person wedding in India!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Join Jemima, and her husband and children, when they are home, for a home-cooked South Indian meal. Jemima lives in a family home on the outskirts of London (London Zone 6) in Orpington, a quiet suburb of London with professional working families. You will enjoy your meal, which will feature South Indian staples like dosas (Indian crepe-like pancakes made from fermented lentil and rice batter) and a variety of meat and vegetable curries, at their kitchen dining table. In the summer, enjoy your meal on their back patio. Please note that your host will be serving you and happy to chat as you are eating but won’t eat with you - so she can make sure you get your dosas piping hot!

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Learn to make traditional South Indian dishes with your host, a home cook who has been cooking throughout her life. You might learn to make dishes like a traditional tomato or coconut chutney, a meat or vegetable curry dish, and as well as dosas or idlys, for your South Indian meal together. Please note that for some of the dishes such as dosas components will be prepared in advance, as dosa batter needs to sit for several days before cooking.

Languages spoken: English, Tamil

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Welcome Indian drink (such as chaas, a spiced buttermilk yogurt drink)
  • Dosas with tomato chutney
  • Beef ularthiyathu (dry roasted beef with onions and spices)
  • Spiced eggs with Jemima's Mother's secret spice mix (one of Jemima's signature dishes!)
  • Coconut rice
  • Papadum
  • Fresh fruit for dessert

Traveler reviews

5.0 (2)
Would recommend to couples and small groups that are keen to try a range of dishes and to understand how and why the ingredients are paired. Hosts were knowledgeable and friendly.
- nicholas October 09, 2022
Talking with Jemima in her kitchen as she explained what she was doing, the spices she was using, and the equipment. It was great to see the cooking in the context of her home and family. We also loved speaking to her and her husband about family and culture. Also, we enjoyed eating the delicious food! It was a feast.
- maryan September 17, 2022
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$80 $64 $50
Cooking Experience + Meal
$90 $80 $60
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$80 $64 $50
Cooking Experience + Meal
$90 $80 $60
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm
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