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Cooking blind with Lora Fachie

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Paralympic experience hosted by Lora

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

In this session I invite you to watch me in my kitchen from the comfort of your home as I demonstrate how to cook safely without sight. While I prepare my meal, I’ll share some useful nutritional advice as I explain why I have chosen to use certain ingredients. I will also share helpful tips and tricks on preparing and cooking food without sight. Once the preparation is complete and the meal is cooking, I’ll give you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about living with sight loss or sports.

All you need is internet access and an interest in healthy eating or sports, as well as an open mind. I aim to educate you about how you don’t need sight to live independently, enjoy good food, and be successful. You are of course welcome to cook along with me, but I would prefer it for you just sit back and relax and hopefully learn something new.
In this session I invite you to watch me in my kitchen from the comfort of your home as I demonstrate how to cook safely without sight. While I prepare my meal, I’ll share some useful nutritional advice as I explain why I have chosen to use certain ingredients. I will also share helpful tips and tricks on preparing and cooking food without sight. Once the preparation is complete and the meal is cooking, I’ll give you the opportunity to ask any qu…

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
    Lora can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $371.
From $28
/ person
Book for a private group
Tue, 2 Mar
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
Join 1 other guest
$28 per person
$28 per person
Tue, 9 Mar
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
$28 per person
$28 per person
Tue, 16 Mar
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
$28 per person
$28 per person

Meet your host, Lora

Paralympian · Representing Great Britain · Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 8 Reviews
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I was born without sight and was taught to cook by my mum, who is also blind. Over time, I have developed a love for food and cooking healthy meals.
I lead a very active lifestyle as I am an elite athlete.. My sport is cycling. As I am blind, I race on the back of a tandem, a bike for two people, with a fully sighted partner who rides at the front . I need to create nutritious meals in order to fuel my training regime. To further my knowledge of nutrition, I’ve studied with Future Fit and gained a qualification as a nutritional adviser.

I am the current Paralympic champion and record holder in the BVI 3km pursuit, and am a 3x world champion in the Road Time Trial in 2013, the Road Race in 2014, and the 3 km Pursuit in 2018. In 2017, I was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to sport.
I was born without sight and was taught to cook by my mum, who is also blind. Over time, I have developed a love for food and cooking healthy meals.
I lead a very active lifestyle as I am an elite athlete.. My sport is cycling. As I am blind, I race on the back of a tandem, a bike for two people, with a fully sighted partner who rides at the front . I need to create nutritious meals in order to fuel my training regime. To further my knowledge of nutrition, I’ve studied with Future Fit and…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Marie-Joëlle
January 2021
We were a team of 10 persons following Lora’s session and it was great. We were all impressed by her skills and talent for cooking and learned quite a bit on nutrition as well, as we were cooking along with her from our respective homes. She was also a true inspiration, as she taught us about her athletic career, challenges, successes and dreams… Thank you Lora for this very special moment !
We were a team of 10 persons following Lora’s session and it was great. We were all impressed by her skills and talent for cooking and learned quite a bit on nutrition as well, as…
Elizabeth
August 2020
Lora was delightful and it was really interesting to learn about her process. Not only did I see some of her tricks in the kitchen, but I learned a little about nutrition along the way and I looked forward to getting some recipes from her cooking blog!
Lora was delightful and it was really interesting to learn about her process. Not only did I see some of her tricks in the kitchen, but I learned a little about nutrition along the…
Julie
August 2020
Lora was extremely personable, informative, encouraging and helpful. She provided lots of practical tips about cooking when you are blind and about nutrition throughout the class. She also has lots of interesting recipes on her blog that will be nice to try.
Lora was extremely personable, informative, encouraging and helpful. She provided lots of practical tips about cooking when you are blind and about nutrition throughout the class.…
Jennifer
August 2020
Lora was a great host for our first Airbnb cooking experience. She shared her personal experience which resonated with my 15 year old daughter. She was an experienced cook who shared all about nutrition and what types of foods you should incorporate into your diet on a regular basis. We can’t wait to try some of her other recipes.
Lora was a great host for our first Airbnb cooking experience. She shared her personal experience which resonated with my 15 year old daughter. She was an experienced cook who shar…
Mya
August 2020
I highly recommend this class with Lora. She describes very interesting recipes, has such a fabulous way of storytelling and has such a passion for cooking. I never thought about the experience of cooking blind and this opened up an entirely new perspective for me. Lora was very approachable, welcoming and a great teacher!
I highly recommend this class with Lora. She describes very interesting recipes, has such a fabulous way of storytelling and has such a passion for cooking. I never thought about t…
Rebecca
July 2020
I beta-tested this experience. Lora was a lovely warm host. Lora was very comfortable around the kitchen and as she explained she only need her talking scales and talking microwave and the rest she can manage independently. Cooking is the yin to her yan for cycling. While she is very disciplined and strict to a routine when it comes to her training, her passion for food is expressed through her creative freedom to experiment with flavours. Food gives Lora the ability to fuel her body so that she can optimise her performance. She talked us through eating the rainbow and that without being pedantic about her eating, colourful foods and lack of repetition of food throughout the day helps keeps her on track. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience, I only wish I could have enjoyed the curry afterwards!
I beta-tested this experience. Lora was a lovely warm host. Lora was very comfortable around the kitchen and as she explained she only need her talking scales and talking microwave…

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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.