We literally could not have asked for a better experience! Keiko was extremely warm in inviting us into her home. She was formerly a teacher and it showed in learning how to cook the things she was showing us. The food was all delicious, fresh, and authentic. Her conversations with us were also extremely memorable.
As amazing as all the restaurants in Kyoto were, it was such a breath of fresh air to get outside of downtown and have a truly authentic in-home culinary experience. It provided such wonderful to context to all the delicious foods we had already been eating (and inspiration for my next excursion to Japantown back home in San Francisco!). It was a true highlight and Keiko went out of her way to make us feel comfortable and welcome.
The cooking class and meal at Dewa's house was an amazing experience! Not only was the food delicious but Dewa was also the best host ever! He explained a lot about the culture, their way of living and the food. That was a great way of connecting with the local culture. We definitely recommend doing a course with him - you will leave happy and inspired with a full belly :)
Awesome experience! Jessie is a woman who loves to cook. We enjoyed cooking, eating, and chatting so much. Our conversation ranged from "foods" to "educational system" to "FTA with other countries". It was an experience that is hard to find elsewhere. Highly recommended!
INCREDIBLE! So much more than I could have ever imagined. Wayan and her family were gracious hosts. The food was delicious and it was wonderful learning how to make authentic Balinese dishes. The whole experience was amazing. I will definitely book Travelling Spoon in other countries.
Experience the joy of a homemade meal (and eat it the way the locals do) over conversation about food and culture
Discover cultural and culinary traditions passed down through generations as you learn to cook with your host in their kitchen
Explore a nearby market with your host, discovering local and regional produce before returning home to cook and eat together