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Host: Jemima

London, England

USD
$42-$76 per person

Authentic South Indian meal in Bromley

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • 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 4) in Bromley, 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
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Jemima

$42-$76 USD

per person
100%
Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$68 $48 $42
Cooking Experience + Meal
$76 $58 $48
Alcohol
$5 per person
Transportation
$18 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$68 $48 $42
Cooking Experience + Meal
$76 $58 $48
Alcohol
$5 per person
Transportation
$18 per car
*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 4) in Bromley, 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
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$68 $48 $42
Cooking Experience + Meal
$76 $58 $48
Alcohol
$5 per person
Transportation
$18 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$68 $48 $42
Cooking Experience + Meal
$76 $58 $48
Alcohol
$5 per person
Transportation
$18 per car
*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
FAQ

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    Most of our hosts are able to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies, including vegetarian and gluten free options. For vegetarian travelers, we have an icon on each host profile to indicate whether that host can also offer a fully vegetarian menu. There is a section in the booking form to note any allergies or dietary restrictions which will be sent directly to your host.

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    All prices are noted per person prices unless otherwise specified. Transportation is typically charged on a per car basis, but otherwise all prices are per person. Children aged 5-11 are 50% off, and infants aged 0-4 are free.

    Some hosts offer alcohol as an optional add-on for travelers who are of legal drinking age. Pricing for alcohol is visible on the host profile page and includes one to two glasses of wine, beer or local alcohol.

    Some hosts offer transportation as an optional add-on for travelers. Typically this is round trip transportation with pick up and drop off at your hotel. Pricing is quoted per car. Specific instructions for transportation will be provided in your confirmation details when your booking is confirmed.

    Many of our hosts accommodate solo travelers. You can see if a host accepts solo travelers by looking at the traveler range found next to the experience descriptions on the host profile (indicated by the numbers in parentheses next to "In-home meal", "Cooking experience" and "Market visit").

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