• Traveler Review from April 24, 2017

    Renata and Alex could not have been better hosts! Great food, great conversation! One of our top highlights on our trip to Puebla.

    Daniel, hosted by Renata in Puebla BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 24, 2017

    We were welcomed into Dewa’s home and felt completely at ease. Dewa provided us with great insight into the culture of family life in Bali and the Hindu faith. Everything Dewa, his assistants and my husband and I prepared was delicious.  By evenings’ end we knew we had experienced a truly special occasion, one of the most memorable from all our travels over many years.

    Jordan and Cheryl, hosted by Dewa in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 20, 2017

    Fantastic experience! A very friendly host who went out of her way to make our visit very interesting. She even changed the day of our visit because our flight was delayed.

    Sally, hosted by Shilpa in Mumbai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 20, 2017

    Keiko is a great host, the food was very good (we opted for cooking with her which was very fun and we highly recommend) and she is a lovely person and an interesting converser. We took a peek of the Japanese day-to-day and Keiko was very patient to explain a lot of thing to us about japanese living.

    Belen, hosted by Keiko in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 19, 2017

    Lunch with Keiko was one of our favorite things we did in our whole trip to Japan. She was an amazing host. The food was great but even better was the time we got to spend with her learning about the food, about the culture and about her experiences. My sister and I really felt so lucky to get to have this experience and have already recommended it to all of our friends traveling to the area!

    Sarah, hosted by Keiko in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 17, 2017

    Maia was a fantastic host. We enjoyed every aspect of the experience….we cooked and talked like old friends right from the beginning! It was wonderful to sit down at the table with her family and eat Vietnamese food as locals would. We learned a lot more than just cooking as we shared information about our cultures. We left as friends. A fantastic experience.

    Jack & Debbie, hosted by Maia in Hanoi BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 17, 2017

    Great experience. Host was very friendly hospital and capable. The food course was very instructive and we'll surely continue the experience at home.

    Stan, hosted by Shilpa in Mumbai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 15, 2017

    As a travel professional, I was so impressed with the experience. My Traveling Spoon afternoon was my favorite day of the whole trip. We had fun, we laughed, and we learned to cook interesting dishes. More importantly, we got to spend time and make a connection with a really special woman, and we felt so honored to be welcomed into their home.

    Natalie, hosted by Dewa in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 8, 2017

    This was one of the best parts of our two week adventure in Japan, and our first time ever using Traveling Spoon. Satomi gave us a tour of Tsukiji Fish Market, including the back-end where the wholesaling occurs. The cooking & eating were great. I learned how to use Japanese utensils and how to make tomagoyaki. She was very hospitable, personal, and an excellent cook!

    Jeffrey, hosted by Satomi in Tokyo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 7, 2017

    We loved our time with our hosts! It was a true treat! I would recommend it to anyone.
    Kristen, hosted by Keiko in Tokyo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 5, 2017

    Excellent experience! Fun and delicious.
    Sybil, hosted by Porntip in Bangkok BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 3, 2017

    We had a wonderful time with Putu, Wayan and Kadek, learning about Balinese traditions and culture, the market, the veggies and spices grown in Putu's garden, and of course how to cook the most scrumptious food! Everyone was so warm and welcoming and Putu even baked a delicious surprise birthday banana cake for Ruben! A must if you're visiting Bali!

    Geni, hosted by Putu in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 1, 2017

    I love Edwina…she's vivacious, witty, and an amazing teacher. It was a complete hands-on experience that allowed us to use all of our senses. Everyone who loves food, but is afraid to enter the kitchen, needs to learn with Edwina. Actually, everyone should just cook with Edwina.

    Tillie, hosted by Edwina in Marrakech BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from March 29, 2017

    But more important than the wonderful meal and cooking experience was to spend time with a food obsessed Florentine couple in their home, laughing together late until the scheduled taxi service had to drag us away, and for us to share wide smiles the entire ride back to the hotel. Stefano is the kind of guy that makes you wish you spoke better Italian, because you know you'd love to share a limoncello or grappa (or two) with him after dinner, trading stories.

    Alan, hosted by Mirella in Florence BOOK NOW
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    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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    Discover cultural and culinary traditions passed down through generations as you learn to cook with your host in their kitchen

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    Explore a nearby market with your host, discovering local and regional produce before returning home to cook and eat together

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