After spending most of he day in the kitchen, preparing various dishes, experimenting with different recipes, reading articles appearing on different magazines and weekly newspapers, Shyama was able to enhance her knowledge about cooking and develop her own way of cooking and baking. Because of her years of experience in the kitchen, Shyama is able to provide classes of any type of South Indian or Kerala food in order to satisfy the individual needs of the guests. She is extremely happy to provide culinary training and share her passion for cooking.
Self Taught (Chef)
from Canada, May 2018
"Great week of veg cooking"
Host family was very welcoming and friendly. Food was excellent and the cooking lessons were customized. Same day laundry was really useful for traveling light.
from Germany, February 2018
"Perfect Kerela Cooking"
Once you meet the family you can feel the warmth. They are very pleasant and nice. They are very well prepared. Once we got down to cooking, Mrs Nair went out her way to satisfy my culinary needs and based the entire week's cooking on what I wanted. Her incredible experience shows through immediately and it is a pleasure working with her.
All in all, a fantastic experience.
from Saudi Arabia, April 2018
Staying with Shyama and her family in Fort Kochi was a wonderful, life enhancing experience. The facilities were excellent, the food delicious and the atmosphere delightful. The warmth of our host combined with her passions for food, people and her city made this a memorable and valuable experience.
She was also very helpful and flexible with me and my travel plans and requirements. I am looking forward to try the recipes on my own for my family and friends. Hopefully I will have similar results!
I'm already planning a return trip, and it can't happen soon enough.
a traveler Japan
Thank you so much for making each moment so beautiful!! I had such a wonderful stay at Silverweed Homestay for one week. I come to Kerala twice a year so I wanted to get a different experience this time and I found it here. It was the right choice; I really enjoyed the mother's cooking. She prepared variety of delicious traditional meals everyday. I didn't expect to have a cooking lesson before I came here but I ended up taking 8 lessons in one week. These mother's recipes would be my life treasure. They always tried to make me comfortable. For example, I said I like fish in typical conversation and she prepared fried-fish for dinner even though they are purely vegetarian. They are punctual and have a warm hospitality, heart, and mind. I was very lucky to be able to come and stay with this lovely family. I highly recommend this place for all generations. I wish Silverweed Homestay a future filled with happiness!