• Traveler Review from October 13, 2017

    Excellent. We had a lovely time with Shveta and her family. It was wonderful to be at a family home and engage in interesting conversations about Jaipur and India.

    Petra, hosted by Shveta in Jaipur BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from October 10, 2017

    What an absolutely wonderful experience!  Suzy and Bob were warm, inviting, and exceptional hosts.  The home was beautiful, the conversation was rich, and the cooking experience was a lot of fun.  If you want to really connect with the city and its people then cooking a meal and sharing it with individuals from the area is the way to go!

    Brad, hosted by Suzy in Ghent BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from October 8, 2017

    Patty and her husband were both great and they have a lovely house!
    Bob, hosted by Patricia in Santiago BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from October 1, 2017

    What a wonderful experience, Putu's warmth hospitality and knowledge never waned in the 6 hours we spent with her and her family.  All answers explained, all cooking techniques and produce used are well transferable to home,  we already have a Balinese banquet to organise.  This should be a must do for anyone visiting Ubud / Bali.

    Greg, hosted by Putu in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 30, 2017

    Excellent experience. Host was welcoming and provided lots of information about Casablanca and the food. She encouraged us to participate in preparing our meal. Her home and family were delightful. We had a phenomenal time.

    Monica, hosted by Chamsi in Casablanca BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 29, 2017

    The experience is absolutely unique. Maia is a host that makes you feel comfortable and inside of her world. I hope I can repeat some day and enjoy like I just did. Traveling spoon provides experienced and rich gastronomic experiences. Not the average ones, they provide the authentic and real ones. I felt involved in the local culture visiting markets I wouldn't have visit by my own. This is an experience for real foodies.

    Juan, hosted by Maia in Hanoi BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 28, 2017

    A wonderful day in Florence! The whole experience.....the market, the cooking, the company! Mirella invited us into her home where we had so much fun cooking, eating, and just enjoying!

    Brenda, hosted by Mirella in Florence BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 26, 2017

    This was a great experience for our family. We loved our visit to Akiko's house in Nagoya for the cooking class. Akiko, her sister and daughter spoke really good English so we could ask lots of questions about the food and their daily life. The food we cooked - Nagoya style fried chicken, miso soup, tempura rice balls was really delicious. One of the highlights of our trip to Japan.

    Lynley, hosted by Akiko in Nagoya BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 20, 2017

    Sundari was amazing! This was a fantastic way to learn about and get in touch with local culture. It's so difficult as a traveler to meet with and interact with real people who live in the cities we visit, but this was a great way to bridge that. I've recommended it to all my friends who might visit South India soon.
    Andrea, hosted by Sundari in Chennai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 19, 2017

    My wife and I had a great time as guests of Ismael and his lovely family. The food & drink prepared at Ismael's home was delicious, and throughout the whole day we learned a tremendous amount about how these ingredients and recipes have come to integrate into the local & regional culture in Mexico. Gracias Ismael por su hospitalidad!

    Eating in Hayward, hosted by Ismael in Mexico City BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 18, 2017

    My host and his friends gave us really enjoyable experience. We enjoyed not only cooking and dinner but also shopping in a huge local market. It was really fun.

    Mika, hosted by Golf in Bangkok BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 17, 2017

    We had a great time with April! The experience provided us with the two things we were looking for: (a) get to chat in a relaxed setting with a local about day-to-day life and culture and (b) taste delicious food (the Khao Soy and Pineapple Curry April prepared were amazing!!!)

    Patricio, hosted by Simawadee (April) in Chiang Mai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 16, 2017

    Dr Vinita and her charming family are gracious hosts and excellent company. We discussed many interesting subjects over delicious food. Dr Vinita and I will remain in contact, indeed remain friends and I look forward to welcome her in London when she comes to run the London Marathon.

    Costas, hosted by Dr. Vinita S. in New Delhi BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 15, 2017

    Patricia and her husband Enrique were wonderful hosts, very warm and welcoming. Enrique picked me up from my apartment in Santiago, and filled me in on what it's like living in modern day Chile. Patricia had drinks and nibbles ready on arriving...all local Chilean specialties...with her own beautiful personality added to every dish!

    Karen, Australia, hosted by Patricia in Santiago BOOK NOW
  • "Traveling Spoon is a brilliant idea. The world needs it." - Alice Waters

    100% of hosts are personally vetted

    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!