Posts tagged with food:

Sharing a meal with Couchsurfers is a great way to share your life!

What is the wildest dish that you have shared with another Couchsurfer?

Adventurous Couchsurfers stay curious by trying exotic foods!

Thomas Angie NezNez ate bamboo snake soup in Hanoi, Vietnam:

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Yana Klimova had lamb brains! "Yummy!":

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Norbert Szilagyi doesn’t remember the name of the pie, but knows that hyva ruokahaluva for bon appétit in Finnish:

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Anne KA ate Malaysian food:

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Anne KA also tried mink whale in Iceland:

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Andrée-Anne Gauthier has discovered new foods in their own country! “You don’t have to cross the world to try something new!”  Poutine rapé in New Brunswick, Canada:

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Stine Grete Asak dined on chicken feet in Hong Kong:

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Heidi Rintahaka shares Mämmi (Finnish easter pudding made of rye and malt) with her surfers. “I haven’t tasted anything really weird when travelling but Mämmi seems to be something that my guests barely can eat!”

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Traditional Palestinian Cooking Class this Sunday in Bethlehem

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Every Sunday in the smallest refugee camp in Bethlehem, Echlas opens up her home to Couchsurfers from all over the world. Guests learn how to cook traditional Palestinian food, as well as meet other Palestinian women and learn about their culture. And of course, everyone will get to feast on their delicious creations afterwards!

For more information, check the event page.

Couchsurfer Pieter not only made dinner for his hosts in Kyoto dinner, but brought ingredients all the way from Belgian. The result? Biscuits, chocolate, beer, homemade quiche and a birthday cake for his host’s friends. Pieter, you just won Surfer of the Year.

Read his recap here»


I’m impressed. You gave me so many useful tips. Spent so much personal time to help me. I did not expect this. A huge thank you to everyone who gave advice.

Taras Kucherenko asked for Local Advice on the London Page and was blown away by the amount of useful responses he got.

I’m impressed. You gave me so many useful tips. Spent so much personal time to help me. I did not expect this. A huge thank you to everyone who gave advice.

Taras Kucherenko asked for Local Advice on the London Page and was blown away by the amount of useful responses he got.

We welcome many surfers into our home. We share meals, play cards and encourage our surfers to cook for us. As you can imagine, we have had some amazing food (and some interesting food). We also ask our surfers to record the recipes they cooked for us in a small book. 
When Anna and Marius stayed, we entered the dining room to find our plates with 2 rissoles on each plate and in the centre of the table a huge pile of rissoles which immediately became the ‘Leaning Tower of Rissoles’. The meal was delicious and the rissoles were enjoyed for a few days afterwards as hamburgers and then with spaghetti sauce!
Couchsurfing has given us the opportunity to meet and host an amazing array of people of all age groups. It has given us traveling experiences that are unique. It has also given us a new love for where we live as we see it through new eyes all the time.




~ Michele Legge, Australia

We welcome many surfers into our home. We share meals, play cards and encourage our surfers to cook for us. As you can imagine, we have had some amazing food (and some interesting food). We also ask our surfers to record the recipes they cooked for us in a small book.

When Anna and Marius stayed, we entered the dining room to find our plates with 2 rissoles on each plate and in the centre of the table a huge pile of rissoles which immediately became the ‘Leaning Tower of Rissoles’. The meal was delicious and the rissoles were enjoyed for a few days afterwards as hamburgers and then with spaghetti sauce!

Couchsurfing has given us the opportunity to meet and host an amazing array of people of all age groups. It has given us traveling experiences that are unique. It has also given us a new love for where we live as we see it through new eyes all the time.

~ Michele Legge, Australia

Couchsurfing: Share Your Meal

Is there anything better than a good meal with a Couchsurfer? Learning to cook a new dish or sharing a meal even if you don’t share a language can be one of the most rewarding travel experiences.

Check out these four photos below and the meals they shared with other Couchsurfers! Want to see your photo featured here? Follow us on Instagram and tag your photo with #CSshareyourmeal

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'Bakso kosong' homemade meat ball soup. The famous Java food. 
~ via
bobdagreat69

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Tacos made from scratch made by real Mexicans for a Couchsurfing group dinner comprised of German, American, British, Welsh, and Chinese people in Berlin.
~ via wanderlusttour 

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Picture from yesterday! We made dinner and fruit salad with our amazing host Roland. Thanks for showing is the city of Hamburg and making us feel like home!

~ via goshh12

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I think my couch surfer is enjoying the American food. 

~ via planetstandby

About Two Girls: The Couchsurfing Story of Lucy and Doris

Five years ago Doris Fin traveled to Thailand and stayed with Lucy, a 69-year-old retired American, who opened her home and her heart to Doris three times in three months.

Lucy and I in 2008

It’s 7am, and I Lucy and I are chatting away as usual.

We’ve kept in touch ever since that first visit. On my way to India from Bali this past December, she invited me to come and visit her again in Thailand.

"Oh Doris you’re so close, just come and visit!"

So I did.

It was the first time I had ever revisited the same country and revisited a friend. This was six months ago and I’m still in Thailand and I’m still at Lucy’s.

Lucy and I today

Lucy is now 74 and has hosted over 200 Couchsurfers. She is absolutely amazing. We’ve shared life stories and eaten many meals together. We’ve spent birthdays and holidays together. We’ve gone for walks and over time have really blossomed.

I’m so grateful to her and her invitation. Thanks to Lucy I started my blog  and self published a vegan and mostly raw recipes into a book Feed Your Bliss. I’ve inspired her in the kichen and she’s inspired me to stay committed to writing and travel.

Thank you Couchsurfing for being the catalyst to many of my heart warming, potent journey connections.

Where to get the best kunefe in Istanbul? Locals discuss.

Where to get the best kunefe in Istanbul? Locals discuss.

"Our Couchsurfing host is a lobster fisherman and home brewer. #jackpot."
~ @honeytrek

"Our Couchsurfing host is a lobster fisherman and home brewer. #jackpot."

~ @honeytrek

“Portuguese dinner with my Couchsurfing friend, Sylvia Pena from Canada, who surfs at my couch.” ~Nabila As’ad

Portuguese dinner with my Couchsurfing friend, Sylvia Pena from Canada, who surfs at my couch.” ~Nabila As’ad

As part of their eating-around-the-globe monthly events, the CS London Dining Club is having food from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Fancy tasting some Central Asian delights? Join the group then sign up here.
(Photo: TijsB)

As part of their eating-around-the-globe monthly events, the CS London Dining Club is having food from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Fancy tasting some Central Asian delights? Join the group then sign up here.

(Photo: TijsB)