• Traveler Review from May 25, 2016

    Satomi was a wonderful host!...She was really flexible with the menu, identifying what foods we liked and teaching us those. Home made udon was amazing, as was the karage chicken, miso and egg roll!...she was generally a fascinating person to chat to about Japanese culture in general!
    Jacqueline and Elan, hosted by Satomi in Tokyo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 25, 2016

    Incredible experience!!! Dewa and his family were the best, the food was incredible and we learned tons about a culture that is very special and different from what we are used to. I recommend this experience as the first thing once you get to Ubud, to have a better understanding of the culture and their traditions, which are everywhere!

    Valentina - Chile, hosted by Dewa in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 23, 2016

    Sally was a very generous host and made us feel welcome in a foreign land.
    Oliver, hosted by Sally in Tokyo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 6, 2016

    Simply wonderful! Loved Keiko's home, the food (incredible) and the conversation (stimulating). We spent four days in Tokyo and this was definitely the highlight.
    Deb, hosted by Keiko in Tokyo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 26, 2016

    We had a wonderful time. Reshma was the perfect host. She took great pride in serving us authentic dishes from her Maharashtra region. Her passion to share her knowledge for local produce and cooking technique gave us a very memorable experience.
    Sandy, hosted by Reshma in Mumbai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 26, 2016

    I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience from market to table. I felt that Chi truly cared about making sure we had a good time, understood the answers to our questions and that she provided a fresh high quality meal. Spending time with Chi and her husband was the highlight of my stay in the city.
    Traci, hosted by Chi in Ho Chi Minh City 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 vetted hosts:

    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

    Cooking Experiences + In-home Meals
    3 - 4 hrs

    Discover cultural and culinary traditions passed down through generations as you learn to cook with your host in their kitchen

    Market visits + Cooking Experiences + In-home Meals
    5+ hrs

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

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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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