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Travel off the Eaten Path

Book a private meal or cooking class with the best home cooks around the world

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  • Traveler Review from June 3, 2020

    Tina was absolutely delightful. Her English is excellent and she has a relaxed and friendly manner that allowed for a flowing conversation while still giving careful and attentive cooking instructions. She accurately judged the pliability of my dough just by seeing how it hung when I held it up to the camera. I never felt like I was cooking alone.
    Dawn, hosted by Tina and Teona in Tbilisi BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 2, 2020

    What a wonderful experience to travel virtually and immerse yourself in your hosts's culture through history, connection, hands-on learning, cooking, and eating!
    Mena, hosted by Alex and Ale in Mexico City BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 1, 2020

    Our family joined Tina online to make Georgian dumplings one early Saturday morning. Making dumplings takes time. It requires proper kneading and patience and waiting for the dough to be the right consistency to achieve dumpling perfection. But the two hours flew by. Ultimately the dumpling instructions were easy to follow and our dumplings were in fact delicious...we also made friends whom we hope to meet in person one day.
    Heather, hosted by Tina and Teona in Tbilisi BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 1, 2020

    We have very different eaters at our house, some more adventurous than others. But we finally found common ground: Soutzoukakia. We really enjoyed our class, and we LOVED eating the results! We had a great time learning to make soutzoukakia, and we also made a delicious eggplant dish, topped with lots of Greek feta. We learned a lot, the ingredients were easy to find, and we are ready to take another class with Fotini in her kitchen!
    Heather, hosted by Fotini in Athens BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 1, 2020

    I made the most amazing cocktail and Nick made it very simple and took all the mystery out of it! He was so helpful with substitutions and ideas to tailor the cocktail to each of the participants! I loved that it was a small enough group that allowed me to ask questions and he could follow along with what each of us was doing.
    Anu, hosted by Nick in San Francisco BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 31, 2020

    When I saw this class on Traveling Spoon I went out and bought a tagine and registered right away. I visited Morocco over 50 years ago but never thought about cooking back then. Morocco is high on my list of places to visit (revisit) after Covid-19 is over. A big reason is for the food. So this class was already going to be good as I read through the descriptions and recipes...The proof is in the eating and these two dishes will make it onto the 'make again' list for sure.
    Graham, hosted by Chamsi in Casablanca BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 30, 2020

    Ally does a great job breaking everything down and keeping it simple!  Making sourdough starter is not easy and Ally stayed in daily contact with me to make sure I was on the right track.
    Mary, hosted by Ally in Diamond Creek BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 30, 2020

    My daughter and I really enjoyed Chamsi's class. She did an excellent job with any questions.
    Jo, hosted by Chamsi in Casablanca BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 29, 2020

    I had fun cooking paella with Juan, he gave many tips for and history of paella, and and we had a lovely conversation while cooking. I look forward to mastering the art of paella! Thanks Juan!
    Rachael, hosted by Juan in Almeria BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 26, 2020

    This was a fun and useful class. Nick was very informative and not at all pretentious -- at least two of his participants (including me) were mixing their cocktails in a Mason jar! Not only did I learn how to make "a" cocktail, I learned the template for making multiple versions of a "sour". And making clear ice was not something I ever thought I needed to do -- and now I will.
    Linda, hosted by Nick in San Francisco 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. Connect with local culture through food. 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, and experience how local people live.

    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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