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Private home cooking class

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A brilliant way to spend a morning and afternoon in Colombo to get to know the culinary flavors of the country is to join your charming host at her home and join her at the stove and participate in ‘Cooking by Color’. Drawing inspiration from her Malay heritage and the rich traditions of her Sinhalese and Tamil friends and neighbors, she has devised a repertoire of rices, curries, sambols and salads that differ in taste, aroma, color and flavor.

Experience Overview

This professional cooking class takes place in your host’s home in the suburbs of Colombo. She has the demonstration on the terrace where she will cook and show you how to prepare a range of delicious Sri Lankan dishes, which when presented are indeed colorful and distinct in taste. Your host’s no-fuss approach means that the art of curry making is made simple and easy to replicate at home. After cooking you will sit down to enjoy lunch together. The program includes fresh fruit juice, lunch and a recipe leaflet to take home as well as a sample of your host’s freshly ground spices.

Includes:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

We provide a guide, water, lunch, the ingredients and vehicle.

Duration:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

3 hours.

Difficulty:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style


Suitable for children:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Suitable for children:

Not for small children

Meeting time:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Meeting time:

10am at your host’s residence in Rajagiriya

What to wear or bring along:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
What to wear or bring along:

Cool, light clothing

Important to know:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Important to know:

Alcoholic beverages are not served during the experience.

Disclaimer:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

Anydietary requirements/restrictions should be conveyed to SLIS prior to booking this experience.

Making the most of it:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Making the most of it:

Remember to bring your camera!

Private or not?  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Private or not?

The visit can be private or join in.




Managing Expectations

It is important to remember that, whilst they are experts in their field, the people who run or host our experiences are not necessarily used to working in the tourism industry and may not offer the level of service you would find at a five-star hotel. For example, instead of a formal lecture, you may get a relaxed conversation where open discussion is encouraged. All of our hosts are, however, extremely engaging, knowledgeable and passionate about educating visitors about their chosen subject and we have worked with them to ensure that they deliver worthwhile, fulfilling experiences. We welcome feedback, so please let us know what you thought and if you think any improvements could be made to the experiences we offer.

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