• Traveler Review from November 22, 2017

    Mariana and Geraldine were fantastic hosts! We started off with a market tour…and purchased some fruit we had never had before. We walked past a magazine stand of food magazines and most of the photos on the covers were styled by Mariana and Geraldine - very cool to hear about their experience as food stylists and how important healthy, good food is to both of them. We then went back to their beautiful home, prepared a delicious salsa, home-made tortillas and made quesadillas and sopas with 3 different fillings; each very unique. Dinner was eaten outside in the back garden; we chatted about food, culture, and Mariana and Geraldine showed us their award-winning cookbook! 

    Doug and Lindsey, hosted by Mariana and Geraldine in Mexico City BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 17, 2017

    Whether it’s your first time eating or cooking Japanese food or you have some prior experience, we’d highly recommend taking a class with Satoru. He is very talented, thoughtful, and observant. Non-judgmental, positive and encouraging. The food was delicious; we had a great time. Oishi!

    Scott and Rita, hosted by Satoru in Tokyo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 14, 2017

    What fun to be able to go to the fish market with a local to buy our food, then to be in a home in Morocco to actually learn how to cook Moroccan food.  Chamsi was a wonderful host and a great cook.  She explained all the spices used well and gave us cultural information to help us understand the cooking we did.  Overall a great day!

    Laurie, hosted by Chamsi in Casablanca BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 14, 2017

    Rafa and his cousin, Melania, were wonderful to meet. I had a very good time walking with them to the nearby market, trying some local food and fruits while talking about Mexican cuisine. Back at the apartment, I had a great time learning to make some local dishes. Rafa did an excellent job walking through things as we were preparing them.

    Kyle, hosted by Hannah & Rafael in Mexico City BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 13, 2017

    What a stellar experience! Ismael started off with an incredible tour of the local market that only someone truly connected with all the vendors could provide and then took us back to his home. Everything we made was delicious...Ismael spoke great English and shared his love of Mexican food and culture with us. This experience was easily one of the highlights of our time in Mexico City.

    Andrew, hosted by Ismael in Mexico City BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 8, 2017

    Fotini was an absolutely wonderful host and the food was excellent!

    Sam, hosted by Fotini in Athens BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 5, 2017

    Midori was an amazing host - very inviting and incredibly helpful. She gave us lots of tips and secrets to Japanese cooking. She also gave us lots of advice about Kyoto helping us make the most of our time.  We have taken away lots of treasured memories (as well as some great recipes)!

    Alexa, hosted by Midori in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 5, 2017

    This was SUCH a fantastic experience! Dewa and his family welcomed me into their home and we cooked the most delicious food I've ever eaten in my life. I felt truly immersed in the culture and learned so much about it beyond what I learned about cooking. Dewa was fantastic and I highly recommend him!

    Abbie, hosted by Dewa in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 4, 2017

    The entire experience was amazing. David cooked one of the best meals that I have had in a long time. Just when I thought that the meal could not get any better, he would bring out another dish to prove me wrong. But what really made the experience exceptional was David and family. It really made the experience an authentic local one because of his family's long history in Penang. They made me and my wife feel right at home.

    Jeff, hosted by David in Penang BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 2, 2017

    Chef George was both knowledgeable and passionate not only about Greek cuisine, but Greek culture as well. It was one of the highlights of our trip.

    Jared, hosted by Chef George in Athens BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 2, 2017

    April was wonderful. We slept through our alarm because of jetlag which made us 2 hours late to dinner, but we called and she had us over anyways. She was nice and the food was amazing!

    Emma, hosted by Simawadee (April) in Chiang Mai 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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    1 - 2 hrs

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

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