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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 October 11, 2018

    Junko is a delightful woman who speaks very good English and cooks delicious food. First she took us on a tour of the Tsukiji outer market. Although I've been there a few times, we went to places I'd never seen, and Junko provided interesting information about the food and market history. We learned a lot about Japanese culture and lifestyle while chatting with Junko.
    Dawn, hosted by Junko in Tokyo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from October 1, 2018

    Michiyo and her husband were very kind and warm.The cooking experience was great and we had very interesting conversations about the culture, the habits of Japanese people. It was a great expérience for us. I recommend!!
    Valerie, hosted by Michiyo in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 29, 2018

    The things I love best about travelling are the connections with the people I meet and how, as a result, my mind and world open just a bit wider than they were prior to my adventure beginning. This could not be truer after my evening shared with the two of you. You have both inspired me in so many ways. Again, thank you so much for such an inspirational, life changing, and enjoyable evening for me. It was the highlight of my trip and so very much appreciated.
    Melissa, hosted by Suzy in Ghent BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 26, 2018

    We all have heard that in order to get the best of a local cuisine, you've got to eat in someone's home....well, this was the answer. I just feel like we had a very unique and special opportunity to witness and join in the life of a family living in Addis - that have so generously opened their home to welcome 'strangers' curious of their food and culture.
    David, hosted by Daniel in Addis Ababa BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 17, 2018

    Lin was an absolute delight to spend an evening with. She's personable, smart, funny, and a great chef. With Lin, my girlfriend and I had what may be the peak experience of our 2 week trip to SE Asia. Lin's beautiful home /cooking school is just outside of Chiang Mai and her class was equal parts delicious, fun, informative, and hands-on.
    Jonathan, hosted by Panphailin (Lin) in Chiang Mai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 15, 2018

    We absolutely enjoyed the night at the Bed&Breakfast with Cinzia. We had such a lovely and friendly welcome with some appetizers and some good wine. With fresh ingredients and basil from the garden, we made the most delicious meal...and it was all vegan! We couldn't have had a better first Traveling Spoon experience, thank you!

    Eileen, hosted by Cinzia in Florence 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

    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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