Wylie Goodman is an inveterate traveller, curious foodie, determined home cook, dedicated backyard vegetable gardener, itinerant baker, wanna-be-restaurateur, and proud graduate of the restaurant management program at the French Culinary Institute. She started couchsurfing in 2008 and hasn’t looked back since, although she has been looked at askance when she tells people what she does.
The CouchSurfing Cook documents her adventures hosting people in her Brooklyn apartment and asking them to share recipes with her.
CouchSurfing, for those unfamiliar with it, involves allowing strangers from around the world to stay in your home or helping them as informal tour guide during their stay in your city. In exchange for your hospitality, you’re rewarded with fascinating conversations, unexpected adventures, and the right to do the same in other people’s homes when you travel.
The best way to couchsurf is by finding people through the website CouchSurfing.org. The former nonprofit organization, now B Corporation, provides names, profiles, and references of potential couchsurfers, so you can feel secure that the people you’re staying with are ones with whom others have had good experiences.
Want to learn more? Contact the CouchSurfing Cook.