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Ingredients for life with Shiva Keshavan

Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection
Worldwide Olympic Partner

Olympic experience hosted by Shiva

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Hindi, Italian

What you'll do

We are, quite literally, what we eat!

I have always given great importance to what I eat. Good eating habits helped me to maintain a long athlete career spanning 6 Olympics! A good diet with seasonal, local and natural ingredients helps build a healthy immune system to recover from injury or illness. Food is not just for the body, but influences thoughts and emotions as well.

During my travels around the world, I constantly discover new ingredients and recipes, and I want to share these with you.

We will start by making a quick and delicious dessert (a secret recipe perfect for race day! ). Then on to the main course! Together we will create a simple Pasta alla Carbonara (the real Italian way!). The recipes are super simple to do so are suitable for solo beginner chefs to a family cooking session. Throughout the experience, I’ll show you some of my favourite spices and ingredients and shed some light on their health benefits. We’ll also discuss the philosophy of natural nutrition and why it’s important for our wellbeing, immunity, and recovery.

You can also ask me any questions about my personal experiences growing up in the Himalayas and becoming a six-time Winter Olympian. We’ll enjoy our meal together and discuss anything around nutrition, my travels or stories of my athletic career.

Can’t wait to meet you!
We are, quite literally, what we eat!

I have always given great importance to what I eat. Good eating habits helped me to maintain a long athlete career spanning 6 Olympics! A good diet with seasonal, local and natural ingredients helps build a healthy immune system to recover from injury or illness. Food is not just for the body, but influences thoughts and emotions as well.

During my travels around the world, I constantly…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Shiva can host private groups of any size, up to 10 guests. Private group rates start at £79.

What to bring

  • First Course: (Pasta alla carbonara) spaghetti (or penne) , guanciale (or fresh bacon), pecorino romano (or parmesan cheese), fresh eggs (1 for each person), pepper, salt, olive oil
  • Dessest: Ripe avocado, ripe banana, cocoa powder, honey, coffee, berries (strawberries/blueberries), nuts (walnut/hazelnut)
  • Other requirements: 1 pan, 1 pot, 1 serving bowl, blender
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Meet your host, Shiva

Olympian · Representing India · Host on Airbnb since 2020
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I’m a six-time Olympian in Luge, also known as the fastest sport on ice. I am also a ten-time Asian Championship medalist and I hold the Asian speed record and a few others. In my life experience, a wholesome, natural diet is all the fuel you need to become a six-time Olympian. I grew up in a small village in the Himalayas and have been blessed to travel around the world through sport. I have had the fortune of growing up in the birth place of Ayurveda, and I've learned many wonderful things about food from my family tradition and our own organic spice farm. I want to share the recipes and traditional ingredients, some of which are already popular in the west, with you. I’m also adding a personal touch gained from my experiences with cuisines from my travels around the world.

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I’m a six-time Olympian in Luge, also known as the fastest sport on ice. I am also a ten-time Asian Championship medalist and I hold the Asian speed record and a few others. In my life experience, a wholesome, natural diet is all the fuel you need to become a six-time Olympian. I grew up in a small village in the Himalayas and have been blessed to travel around the world through sport. I have had the fortune of growing up in the birth place of Ayurveda, and I've learned many wonderful things abo…
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Lulu
February 2021
This was a lovely class! Shiva is such a great host and a wonderful cook He is so enthusiastic and made me feel very welcome ! Plus the dishes I cooked were both delicious and healthy and I will be making them again and again This really is a very enjoyable class and I hope to cook again with him
This was a lovely class! Shiva is such a great host and a wonderful cook He is so enthusiastic and made me feel very welcome ! Plus the dishes I cooked were both delicious and…
Jude
February 2021
How often would you get a chance to meet a six time Olympian who has represented your country. It was a privilege to meet Shiva and discuss health tips, food and his Olympic journey. His Italian lineage helped him share family secrets as he demonstrated his expertise in cooking up the carbonara and a secret super healthy mousse. I was also privileged to be his first guest. Shiva is affable and super humble that it was so easy to strike a conversation. This is a great experience. Don't miss this. Highly Recommended.
How often would you get a chance to meet a six time Olympian who has represented your country. It was a privilege to meet Shiva and discuss health tips, food and his Olympic journe…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.