Ava and mama

Hello! I’m Sasha Martin and I cook the world for fun.

For the past several years I’ve cooked more than 650 recipes from every country in the world. They’re delicious. They’re beautiful. And they’re going to make you and your loved ones happy.

I know because I served each recipe to my picky husband, Keith, and our young daughter, Ava – all from our small kitchen in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I’m proud to report that Ava ate the entire world before her fifth birthday – an experience that will have a lasting influence on her food preferences and attitude towards her global neighbors. Equally amazing – my once picky husband now looks at food as an adventure, not an attack.  As for me? I’ve satisfied (most) of my wanderlust (and finally put my spice jars to good use!).

What we learned? There is good food everywhere.

We didn’t need a ton of special equipment. We didn’t need to order ingredients online. We steered clear of cobra hearts and fried tarantulas and stuck to the recipes that made us say YUM or WOW.  As we opened our hearts to trying new foods, bite by bite, the world grew smaller (and friendlier).

Together, we spiced up dinnertime, reclaimed our sense of adventure, and came to appreciate the peace that comes with inviting the world to our table.

And it all starts with stovetop travel. With each recipe you try, you and your family will explore a new and exciting corner of the world – not just with the food, but with the photos and stories connecting you to the people who live there.

Are you ready to explore the world through food?

  • Do you want to travel, but limited time or money makes that hard right now?
  • Are you tired of the same old boring meals? (I’m looking at you, steamed carrots, boiled corn, and baked potatoes!)
  • Are you curious about trying foods from other countries, but don’t know where to start?

I’ve been where you are, and I’m happy to say that I can help. When I started this blog it was mostly to record our family’s experience, but it really took off when people (just like you) chimed in – “I want to cook the world, too!”

Variety really is the spice of life.

We have hundreds of recipes from every continent for you to try – many easy enough for a weeknight, others elegant enough for the weekend. By introducing foods from 195 countries into your meals (as well as a full calendar of holidays around the world), you will reclaim the joy and adventure of cooking with your family. You’ll also know you’re teaching peace in action. After all: We create peace when we learn about each other, when we understand one another.

Take the first step today

You don’t need to cook the world all at once – even trying one new recipe a week will have a huge impact in your family. To get started, try out Tanzania’s Amazing Mashed Potatoes (this East African recipe is SO easy – our entire household loves it).

To help you on your journey, I’d like to offer you a FREE Starter Guide. These 45 pages are complete with tips for dealing with picky eaters, a “pact” for the whole family to sign, tips for hosting potlucks, and more – all to help make cooking the world a fun part of your lifestyle. Teachers and home educators will also enjoy my FREE Printable Passport Book for tracking progress through the countries.

Enjoy and happy stovetop travels!

P.S. Want to meet the family?

If you are still curious about who in the world we are, check out our stories by clicking on the images below and come say “HI” with #GlobalTableAdventure on Instagram, FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest

sasha-martin-headshot Ava's Around the World Lunches Keith-A-Martin

SASHA                                                  AVA                                                  KEITH


  1. I am so excited to find your book! I have always wanted to find a cookbook that brought me through foods around the world, and I can’t believe I found one in my own town of Tulsa! I love culture and adventurous food – thanks for sharing, and I look forward to cooking with you!

  2. Jan Olsen says

    Just downloaded your book on my Kindle and love, love, love it. Thanks! I need to get a hard copy so I can do some cooking.

  3. D.M.D says

    I haven’t had a good read that moved me in a long time and made me wish I didn’t read it in two days. Only because I wanted to read more and more. Although a very different experience of family trials and heritage from yours. You spoke pieces of my own journey to culinary school and moving around, seeking solace, fond food memories of my childhood, healing, and forgiveness. Thank you!

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