• Traveler Review from February 22, 2017

    It was an amazing experience, Dewa and Jero were amazing hosts and we really enjoyed their company!

    Nikhil, hosted by Dewa in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 19, 2017

    Our time with Alex and Alej was fantastic. They were both extremely friendly and easy to talk to. They provided us with a great experience and tons of local knowledge. The food we prepared was amazing.

    Derrick, hosted by Alex and Ale in Mexico City BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 18, 2017

    Panphailin (Lin) Puntira was amazing! She is kind hearted and just a good soul to be in company with! I am going to see her again and again. Couldn't recommend her enough. This time with her made our hearts full of love and we learned so much about the Thai, Lana culture.

    Tiffany & Stephen, hosted by Panphailin (Lin) in Chiang Mai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 18, 2017

    It was a great pleasure to meet Iti.. a privilege to be invited into someone's home in a new city. The meal and the setting were lovely, and the hostess! what a way to celebrate a 70th birthday! This experience, being invited in to someone's home is a very precious one. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

    Jenny, hosted by Iti in Kolkata BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 16, 2017

    Sundari was a fantastic host and teacher, and all aspects of the day exceeded my expectations. In addition to the food and cooking, Sundari shared aspects of her culture, and took me to local places of interest that helped to shape the overall experience. If you are considering this experience, take the chance! I can't recommend it highly enough!

    James, hosted by Sundari in Chennai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 14, 2017

    This was my first Traveling Spoon experience but certainly not the last one. Lin is a wealth of knowledge about Thai cuisine. Her passion in hosting, teaching and cooking truly radiates. I left with new knowledge in Lanna cuisine, a satisfied stomach and a new friend! It couldn't be better, thanks Lin!

    Christine, hosted by Panphailin (Lin) in Chiang Mai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 12, 2017

    I have done many cooking classes in India and in other countries, but this is by far, the best class I have ever done. Not only I learned new ways and recipes to cook, but I also learned invaluable insights into the culture and customs of India from Sundari. They truly welcomed me into their home and their hearts. Thank you very much.

    Au Gourmand, hosted by Sundari in Chennai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 10, 2017

    I had an amazing day with Dewa! I not only learned how to prepare Balinese home food, I also learned about Balinese every day life, their beliefs, religion and culture. Dewa was a great host. He made me feel comfortable from the minute he picked me up.

    Angela, hosted by Dewa in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 9, 2017

    Jekky's fried chicken deserves the accolades! It was super tasty, and really easy to make. Unfortunately, beyond her fried chicken, the other dishes we made fell a little flat. We had booked this class hoping to discuss the menu with Jekky and figure out some interesting things to cook. However, the discussion felt very one sided.

    RJW, hosted by Jekky in Bangkok BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 8, 2017

    Thanh was very friendly, and took time to weave conversation and laughter into the coming experience. It made for a very fun evening. Spending an evening with Thanh and her family was one of my best memories of Hanoi.

    Dan, hosted by Maia in Hanoi BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 8, 2017

    She is absolutely amazing!

    Simon, hosted by Mahrukh in Mumbai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 4, 2017

    Pea's class was just what we've been looking for! It's incredibly difficult to find someone willing to teach homestyle Thai cooking in Thailand - most people teach the same menu of classics that as far as we can tell the majority of Thai people don't even eat that often. In Pea's class you'll learn simple, delicious dishes that use easy-to-find ingredients, dishes that you'll definitely want to recreate at home. In a city over saturated with cooking classes, Pea's stands out.

    Jannell, hosted by Pea in Chiang Mai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 4, 2017

    Sofia was such a gracious hostess, a wonderful "chef," and a very effective teacher. Our experience was very relaxed and hand-on. We loved doing most of the cooking, guided by Sofia's expertise.  She was lots of fun and the food turned out DELICIOUS!!! She focused on traditional techniques and ingredients which was perfect!

    Carol , hosted by Sofia in Merida BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 28, 2017

    Traveling Spoon offers a unique experience to interact with a local and learn about the culture of where you're visiting. What better way to learn about a country than through food and conversation! I absolutely loved my experience with Keiko in Kyoto, Japan.

    Kaitlin, hosted by Keiko in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 25, 2017

    Archana was a wonderful host. We enjoyed our market visit. The prepared food was excellent and explanations of the dishes very informative. There was not an opportunity to cook which we were hoping for and have enjoyed on other similar experiences. It would have been nice if the hosts had joined us in eating the meal.

    Ian, hosted by Archana in Bengaluru BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 25, 2017

    We landed, took a short nap and were whisked into a truly local experience. Aoy took us to the Do Wai floating market where we picked up her boat and puttered upstream to her home and riverside restaurant.The food was delicious, and the presentation was beautiful. I'm so glad to have learned about Traveling Spoon just days before our departure.

    Karyn, hosted by Aoy in Bangkok BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 23, 2017

    This was an outstanding experience! I have booked other cooking classes with other online companies - and what Traveling Spoon does best is BOTH parties benefit (chef and learner). In a short time, through cooking together, we became friends.

    Robin, hosted by Shivani in New Delhi BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 22, 2017

    Unforgettable cultural experience. Keiko was an incredible host who spoke excellent english and was a great conversationalist…we were able to learn a lot about the culture and have meaningful personal conversation with a new friend.

    Jared, hosted by Keiko in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 22, 2017

    Unforgettable cultural experience. Keiko was an incredible host who spoke excellent english and was a great conversationalist…we were able to learn a lot about the culture and have meaningful personal conversation with a new friend.

    Jared, hosted by Keiko in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 20, 2017

    Pea and her son Jah were so welcoming and their house is stunning.
    Brooke, hosted by Pea in Chiang Mai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 11, 2017

    I enjoyed my Traveling Spoon experience as I was able to see how a local lived and see a smaller, quieter neighborhood of Tokyo instead of just tourist spots. The food was delicious and I look forward to trying to make similar recipes at home.

    Christie, hosted by Keiko in Tokyo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 9, 2017

    Delicious food, extremely nice and generous host, beautiful ambience.

    Quichen, hosted by Mor in Bangkok BOOK NOW
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    100% of hosts are personally vetted

    We find the best home cooks around the world so you can immerse yourself in meaningful food experiences and cultural traditions passed down through generations. Visit a grandmother in her kitchen in India and learn how to make crisp dosas or spend time on a farm in Northern Thailand and grind curry pastes.

    Choose from three unique experiences with our vetted hosts:

    In-home Meals
    1 ½ - 2 hrs

    Experience the joy of a homemade meal (and eat it the way the locals do) over conversation about food and culture

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    3 - 4 hrs

    Discover cultural and culinary traditions passed down through generations as you learn to cook with your host in their kitchen

    Market visits + Cooking Experiences + In-home Meals
    5+ hrs

    Explore a nearby market with your host, discovering local and regional produce before returning home to cook and eat together

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