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.
Delicious food, extremely nice and generous host, beautiful ambience.
Traveling Spoon gave me the chance to connect with a city in a way I had never thought possible.... I always find something missing from my usual vacations, something real. But with Traveling Spoon, I felt I actually connected with the culture and learned something about both Mexico City and myself. It was a phenomenal experience that broadened my horizons.
Keiko was an incredible host. We loved being able to learn about the food, how to cook, and her life in Japan. Her kindness and hospitality made us feel at home, and we can't wait to experience the Traveling Spoon in other places around the world!
Great food and cultural experience. The warm and friendly family took time to explain their home, garden and customs...Really a must do for any traveler. You can buy food at any restaurant, but last night was an experience to remember.
We had a wonderful evening with Jessie she was very hospitable and went above and beyond to make our experience great. The only down side was we thought the class was going to be more hands on with everyone cooking...Still very enjoyable.
Lan Anh Lê was a very gracious host. I enjoyed her cooking and conversation tremendously. I loved the experience and will rave to my friends about this app from now on. I will use this app again that is for sure.
We had the most fantastic time learning to cook thai food with Pea. She made us feel welcome in her home and really took the time to guide us through each dish...After we finished cooking, she sat with us for quite some time talking about the culture of Thai's and how food fits into that. It was so great spending time with her, a big highlight of our trip!
Maia is extremely friendly and hospitable: she threw her house open to a group of strangers with no material incentive. She is both curious and knowledgeable about food and its preparation. I loved spending time talking to her about Hanoi and Vietnam's culture (both food and general), and got a great deal out of the encounter even without cooking.
Keiko is an amazing host. Her English was excellent so communication was perfect. She was able to teach us more in a single lunch then we were able to learn from from any exhibit. She made our trip everything we wanted it to be.
Best culinary experience of any vacation - Dewa was very calming and offered a divine experience incorporating culture, food, religious practices, and general personal connection.
Jessie was so welcoming! It was awesome to connect with someone from another culture so personally, and enjoy good food together. We had a wonderful experience.
Sundari's expertise in guiding us through the preparation of the cuisine of South India was beautifully balanced by her gift of storytelling. For each dish we were encouraged to taste and make suggestions if it was ready, this made us feel we were truly making the dishes ourselves. Sundari has a gift for cooking and for making people feel at ease…we felt we left with two new friends.
Pea and her son Jah were amazing hosts! It was an awesome local experience. Thank you for sharing your home with us Pea and Jah!
My traveling companions and I visited a traditional Balinese family compound. Walking through the garden and rice paddies and learning about the culture from Dewa, our host, was an experience I will remember forever. Thank you so much to Traveling Spoon for connecting us with Dewa and his beautiful family!
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