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Travel off the Eaten Path

Book a private meal or cooking class with the best home cooks around the world

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  • Traveler Review from July 8, 2019

    Wow - This experience was my highlight of Medellin. If you like fresh, delicious local cuisine prepared by a host who is intelligent, funny and can explain both the food and the culture - I can't recommend this experience enough. It was amazing.
    Anthony, hosted by Daniela in Medellín BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 5, 2019

    Grainne was an amazing guide to spend learning about cheese making, goat rearing and life. The St Tolas cheeses were delicious - each one in the sampling was better than the next. Though if I started in reverse order would say the same. You will love this tour and high level discourse about the region. And the 30+ baby goats were on their best behavior.
    Cezanne, hosted by Siobhan in Ennistymon BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 26, 2019

    Wonderful time with Cathleen and her daughter Karen. Real Irish people! The chocolate beef stew was sensational.
    David, hosted by Cathleen in Ballyvaughan BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 23, 2019

    We want to thank Kanae for being an awesome host. She made our local cooking experience in Sapporo enjoyable. All of the dishes we made were very delicious and simple to make! She even provided us with the recipes which we will definitely be using! Kanae was also very personable and easy to talk to. Her English is excellent!
    Katherine, hosted by Kanae in Sapporo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 20, 2019

    The whole experience was very enjoyable. We decided the menu over a welcome coffee and introductory chat. A nonstop conversation, first in the kitchen and later over the dinner, about food, customs, people, and so on. We learnt a lot of dishes, prepared by Tania, her mother and us alike.
    Eduardo, hosted by Tania in Beirut BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 20, 2019

    It was a wonderful culinary experience with Maria. Above and beyond attending a "cooking class". Maria was knowledgable about the food and the nutritional value of it. Created a new perspective for cooking for me.
    Sundy, hosted by Maria in Syros BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 20, 2019

    My daughter and I had a wonderful time with Fusina touring her local market, learning about the products, sustainability, and sourcing of local food. We felt welcomed and relaxed and enjoyed the pancake making and conversation! It was a pleasure to be welcomed into her home and learn about Dutch culture.
    Christie, hosted by Fusina in Amsterdam BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 18, 2019

    Midori was so welcoming and kind to us during our visit. Her warmth made the experience so much fun and we learned a lot about Japanese cooking. All of the dishes we created were delicious. Midori speaks beautiful English and talked us through some of the other plans for our trip and even was able to make a few calls for us to help us overcome a language barrier. Thank you to Midori for a wonderful memory! 
    Mara, hosted by Midori in Kyoto BOOK NOW
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    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. Connect with local culture through food. 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, and experience how local people live.

    Choose from three unique experiences with our hosts, or pick a combination:

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    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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    Cooking Experiences
    3 - 4 hrs

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

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    Market visits
    1 - 2 hrs

    Explore a nearby market with your host, discovering the best local produce and its producers

    How it works

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    Find a host in your destination

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    Fill out the booking form

    Choose your host, select your travel dates and fill out our booking form

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    Get ready to travel!

    After your host responds, confirm your booking to receive final details and travel off the eaten path!

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