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  • Traveler Review from December 6, 2016

    This was a fantastic experience - the best moment of my entire trip in Casablanca. Bravo! Hajar and her family were so welcoming and gracious. I can't wait for my next time.
    Mark, hosted by Hajar in Casablanca BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 6, 2016

    Iti was an excellent host. She made us so welcome and was very happy to answer any questions. We had some stimulating conversation and Iti provided us with beautiful Bengali food!
    Nanette, hosted by Iti in Kolkata BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 30, 2016

    I would recommend an evening with Iti as a 'must do' in Kolkata. In summary, we had a wonderful evening at Iti's home. She is a very interesting and friendly lady who is well travelled and well read. She provided great insights into the life and culture in Kolkata. The food was superb too!

    Edel, hosted by Iti in Kolkata BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 29, 2016

    It was delightful and delicious! Spending a relaxing afternoon in Iti's home while savoring her excellent home-cooked meal was a perfect way to spend our first day in India. It gave us the opportunity to ease into the local culture.

    Viajera, hosted by Iti in Kolkata BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 29, 2016

    Sundari not only let us experience cooking in her wonderful kitchen, she gave us so much information about her city, her customs, traditional home life, and family. It was exactly what we had hoped for and more. She was gracious, kind, has a great sense of humor and made us feel like friends, not just "clients." The food was amazing, and the time spent was well worth it! What a memorable evening!

    Carol and Steve, hosted by Sundari in Chennai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 28, 2016

    Pea was a delightful host. She (and her son) went out of their way to make sure my friend and I left full from delicious foods, full with lessons about Thai cuisine, culture and cooking techniques, and our hearts full of her warm advice and thoughts on life. The opportunity to visit a home and learn from someone that has been living and cooking in Thailand her entire life is a unique one, and a highlight of my stay in Thailand.

    Mary, hosted by Pea in Chiang Mai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 26, 2016

    My host Cherry is very kind, sweet and polite. Her house is in one of the best areas in Bangkok. Her food is delicious and made from good quality ingredients. To sum up, I had a pleasure time with Cherry.

    Pattazia, hosted by Cherry in Bangkok BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 19, 2016

    Koji and Kaori were wonderful hosts! We had a great time learning how to make okonomiyaki and the conversation was even better! We highly recommend Traveling Spoon and specifically Koji and Kaori for any traveler who is looking to enjoy a traditional meal in a lovely Japanese home.

    Stefani & Chris, hosted by Koji in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 14, 2016

    Pallavi was a wonderful host! Her beautiful apartment is in a great neighborhood for walking and has views of the Oval Maidan. My husband and I loved the hands-on cooking of several items for the meal. Our favorite was the delicately stuffed okra! We loved the cooking and conversation. Pallavi is easy going and full of interesting info about local food and culture.  
    Michelle, hosted by Pallavi in Mumbai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 8, 2016

    I have taken many cooking classes around the world and this was my favorite! Keiko's home is lovely and she provided a warm welcome when I arrived. We enjoyed a great lunch together and I felt I could have stayed the whole day talking. Keiko is such a lovely and kind person. I highly recommend this experience.

    Deborah, hosted by Keiko in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 7, 2016

    Teresa was a great host and a wonderful cook. She was young and fun and it felt like we were going to a house party with a friend in Tokyo. She also invited a few of her friends over, all of whom speak impeccable English, so we were able to learn about Japanese culture, cook a variety of delicious local foods, and got some excellent recommendations on what else to do in Tokyo.

    Dorna, hosted by Teresa in Tokyo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 1, 2016

    We had such a wonderful lunch with Keiko and her family! The food was incredible, and Keiko was great at explaining (through a translator) what she was cooking, and the background of each dish. What really made the afternoon special was sitting down around the table with the whole family.

    Emily Mangini, hosted by Keiko in Tokyo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 1, 2016

    Keiko was such a fantastic teacher, cook and host! As a former English teacher, she was very easy to talk to, and it was great to sit around the table and chat about food and our different cultures. My favorite dish was the fried lotus root with chicken – I could have eaten the whole plate by myself.

    Emily, hosted by Keiko in Kyoto 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

    How it works

    Find a host in your destination

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    Choose your host, select your travel dates and fill out our booking form

    Get ready to travel!

    After your host responds, confirm your booking to receive final details and travel off the eaten path!

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