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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 November 16, 2018

    Amazing experience! Learned some great chef tips and enjoyed a fabulous meal complete with interesting conversation! Learning from a professional chef - and one that is as accomplished as Romuald - was a thrill. Not something you get to do everyday. Quite possibly the BEST fish pie I have ever had...I highly recommend this during you travels in London....
    Amy, hosted by Romuald and Alexia in London BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 15, 2018

    We had an absolutely amazing time with Maria, our hostess...I couldn’t believe how easy it was! We had a truly memorable feast (including dishes we did not cook but Maria wanted us to sample!) and we had a wonderful visit as well sharing family photos and talking about life in Morocco. Our visit with Maria and our cooking lesson was truly memorable and not to be missed!
    Pearl, hosted by Maria in Casablanca BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 15, 2018

    Fantastic experience with Archana! We booked a market visit and cooking lesson - what we ended up with was a fabulous cultural experience. We had a lovely few hours with Archana and her family and would recommend!
    BitesizedtravelsAUS, hosted by Archana in Bengaluru BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 15, 2018

    I felt like I was part of a big family as soon as I was greeted by Paulo and Susanah. It seemed like we talked for hours at the dinner table and was joined by Paulo and Susanah's son as well. It was really that kind of "European" eat, drink and laugh atmosphere that you imagine. These experiences are so memorable for me and I really thank my hosts for such a wonderful and delicious experience.
    Christina, hosted by Paulo in Lisbon BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 13, 2018

    Our host Chamsi and her family were awesome! We had a great experience! Chamsi was very knowledgeable of local culture and very well organized. The kefta appetizers, the warm eggplant and pepper salads, the lemon chicken and olive tajine were delicious. We were also served very nice Morocan white and red wines.
    France, hosted by Chamsi in Casablanca BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 11, 2018

    A most enjoyable experience! Make sure you are hungry because the table is full.
    Mike, hosted by Erna in Epanomi-Thessaloniki BOOK NOW
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    "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 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

    How it works

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    Find a host in your destination

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    Fill out the booking form

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

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    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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