• Traveler Review from January 12, 2018

    Our family had a great experience with Sofia and were very happy with the many dishes she taught us to prepare and the effort she made to properly introduce us to the ingredients and educate us about them. Since our group had one person with dietary restrictions, Sofia went out of her way to customize the menu to accommodate everyone and get very fresh ingredients, which was greatly appreciated. The food was delicious and our family will surely use the recipes she provided in the future. 

    Alanna, hosted by Sofia in Merida BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 8, 2018

    Farheen was very cheerful, kind and always willing to answer any questions we had about anything including Indian cultures, markets, foods, and more. Took us for a proper walk through a local spice market, explaining the uses of several different spices and their significance to Indian cooking, which she is very passionate about. After that we were welcomed to her apartment where we were met by her lovely family who made us feel at home as we prepared our meal and shared it together. Overall highly recommended when in Delhi.

    Rayan, hosted by Farheen in New Delhi BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 4, 2018

    We had a great time with Pat and would recommend it to everyone. We learned a lot about the food at the market and while cooking. Our host gave us a lot of information on why we were doing certain things.

    Thierry, hosted by Patcharin (Pat) in Phuket BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 2, 2018

    Unique experience! A wonderful introduction to the local culture in a warm inviting setting...Amazing hosts!

    Marci, hosted by Lina in Viña del Mar BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 1, 2018

    Chamsi and her family were warm, welcoming hosts. The food was presented beautifully and delicious. The conversation was great. We would recommend this experience to anyone traveling to Casablanca.

    Jeff and Fara, hosted by Chamsi in Casablanca BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 27, 2017

    Our family had a great time cooking and eating with Fotini. She picked us up from our hotel and took us to her apartment where we prepared a variety of tasty dishes, several of which we now plan to make at home. We snacked, had a little wine, and sat down to a nice long meal where we chatted about food, culture, politics, economics, and many other things! Overall the experience was very relaxing and a really nice change of pace after so much restaurant eating during our travels. We've never used Traveling Spoon before, but we certainly plan to do so again. Thanks, Fotini '

    Art, hosted by Fotini in Athens BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 27, 2017

    Traveling Spoon is an amazing company and Mirella and her husband were wonderful hosts. She was warm, welcoming and funny! My husband and I agreed it was the highlight of our trip. I'd recommend coming before dinner to cook as well. We loved it and made the recipe when we got home!

    Jess, hosted by Mirella 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

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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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