The World Wide Dishes dataset is the product of committed contributors and community ambassadors who were open and willing to share knowledge close to their homes and cultures, and our dataset would not exist without them. This data belongs to those who added to it, and we believe this recognition is paramount. Not all of our participants agreed to be recognised in print; all names below have been included with express permission.

Distinguished contributors

This section is dedicated to our community ambassadors, who demonstrated significant and extraordinary commitment to the project, involving time, energy, and—most importantly—cultural expertise.

Special mentions

This section is devoted to our contributors who shared significant amounts of information about the dishes associated with their home(s) and culture(s), collectively making up more than 20% of the version of the dataset as released in June 2024.


We are so grateful to all the contributors who shared their local knowledge with us, making World Wide Dishes possible on such a scale.