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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 May 16, 2019

    Fabienne is charming, interesting and delightful. Felt like I was having dinner with an old friend. The green salad with foie gras and marinated fresh peaches was different and delicious. She served my favorite French dish blanquette de veau with rice and sautéed mushroom - outstanding. Of course the tarte tatin was perfect. I will do it again and will recommend it to anyone who is going to be in Paris.
    Kathy, hosted by Fabienne in Paris BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 16, 2019

    If you’re a foodie or just want to have an authentic and unforgettable experience you simply must do this. From the minute I was picked up at my b&b to being dropped back, I couldn’t quite believe how lucky I was to spend an evening with such lovely people. It was a wonderful evening with wonderful people and wonderful tastes - the highlight of my first trip to Lebanon and easily one of the best experiences I've ever had on my travels.
    Carmel, hosted by Amal in Beirut BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 16, 2019

    Chiara made an excellent feast for us at her home and it surpassed our expectations! The food was amazing, but the experience you are getting is all about the location itself and Chiara's infectious personality. My only regret is not being able to stay there for longer.
    Casey, hosted by Chiara in Bologna BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 15, 2019

    Teo and her mom were amazing hostesses! I felt like I was walking into a dear friend's home when I arrived. We made a few traditional dishes together, all while discussing culture and sharing personal experiences. Best of all, you will leave Teo's home truly feeling like part of the family!
    Kanani, hosted by Teona in Tbilisi BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 13, 2019

    A most interesting family visit with the benefit of cooking together and sharing the experience of a family meal. A worldly experience.
    Neil, hosted by Shalini in Jaipur BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 11, 2019

    We had a great time with Shalini and her family. To reiterate what others have said: this is more than just a cooking lesson. By touring the family house and lots of interesting conversations you will get a real insight into the daily lives of this lovely family. We had a really fun time and learnt a lot. Very highly recommended! Thanks a lot!
    Beth, hosted by Shalini in Jaipur BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 10, 2019

    My wife and I had a paella class with Josh in Barcelona on May 7 and he was terrific. We did a tour of the local market then went to his studio for the class. We learned to make sangria which was the best we ever tasted and then a wonderful seafood paella. Highly recommend Josh!!
    David, hosted by Josh in Barcelona BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 9, 2019

    We had so much fun shopping and getting all of our long-festering questions answered about Morocco and Moroccan culture. The food was fun to prepare and delicious! I only wish I'd done this tour at the beginning of my stay - it would've been so helpful in my transition to life here in Casablanca.
    Jen, hosted by Chamsi in Casablanca BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 8, 2019

    Our visit to the home of Fabio and Christiane exceeded all of our expectations. The meal was absolutely delicious ( our best in Florence ) and served with a wonderful local wine while seated next to a cozy open fire. Florence is a beautiful city but to really appreciate Tuscan life and the people there ( not to mention a meal you won’t forget ) we would highly recommend this dining experience arranged through the Traveling Spoon.
    Bruce, hosted by Fabio in Florence BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 6, 2019

    Erna is such a lovely, interesting and funny woman we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon with her. The food she prepares with you is with delicious, fresh and local ingredients. She incorporates different flavours we got to try a few new things we hadn't tried before! She went out of her way to make us feel welcome and we even got to visit a local winery on her recommendation!
    Stephanie, hosted by Erna in Epanomi-Thessaloniki BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 4, 2019

    What a delight meeting Chamsi and her family! We were picked up at our hotel right on time, and proceeded to the market. Cooking with Chamsi and learning about Moroccan culture was most enjoyable. Her young son Sami was also fun. And the food! You will not go wrong with this cooking experience!
    Dan, hosted by Chamsi in Casablanca BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 4, 2019

    Maria took us into her home, showed us unparalleled hospitality, involved us in the ingredient preparation and cooking process, and provided a spectacular presentation of the prepared food. We would both repeat the experience with Maria in a heart-beat, if the occasion presented itself. The class was a true joy.
    Don and Gayle, hosted by Maria in Casablanca BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 4, 2019

    It was warm and special as Carol shows true passion in her cooking. The food was unpretentious and wholesome Chilean meals. As a chef, you’d always want to eat this 5 star home cooked meal!
    Kim, hosted by Carol in Santiago 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. 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 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

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

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