• Traveler Review from March 8, 2018

    We ate, we laughed, we learned. Daniela is a great hostess, and I had a great experience.

    Tom, hosted by Daniela in Medellín BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from March 6, 2018

    Charming, energetic and extraordinary experience. I found plenty of delicious foods and two wonderful people. Ipek was so lovely and talkative and Nuray was so energetic and hospitable. The food was amazing, plenty and dessert was incredible. I felt very special at the table and it was so warm atmosphere. It was a great experience for me. I strongly recommend it to anyone looking for an extraordinary experience and nice people to talk to.
    Ilker, hosted by Nuray and Ipek in Istanbul BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from March 1, 2018

    My wife and I visited India for a month...cooking/lunch with Noopur was the best thing we did on our entire trip. Great conversation, phenomenal meal, afterwards she took us shopping and we bought everything we need to cook tasty food back in the States. Cannot recommend this experience highly enough.
    Kris and Kelly, hosted by Noopur in Mumbai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 22, 2018

    This is the best thing I did during my stay in Chennai - Jyashree, my host, was very welcoming and the experience was so much more than I hoped for. We went to the market to buy supplies (with a temple visit and a little souvenir shopping on the side), then Jyashree showed us how to make various delicious south Indian foods, including sambar which I had particularly requested. The meal we ate was one of the best meals I have eaten in India and I left very full and happy! I would definitely recommend this to anyone, whether you have an interest in cooking yourself or would just like to experience a proper home-cooked meal.
    Harriet, hosted by Jyashree in Chennai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 21, 2018

    We had a Traveling Spoon dinner with Patty and Enrique in their beautiful home in the countryside of Santiago. It was so nice to get out of the city and see a Chilean home. It was a Wonderful Experience to get to know the lives of 2 Chileans and enjoy the meal with them. We feel like we have a true Chilean experience along with new friends. I HIGHLY recommend this experience.
    Mindy, hosted by Patricia in Santiago BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 21, 2018

    Since I was traveling to Chennai on business, I did not have a lot of free time to explore the city. Having done cooking classes while on holiday in other countries, I knew this type of experience would be the best use of my limited time. If you are a person who enjoys learning about culture, eating great food, and meeting new people, Sundari does not disappoint! Both her and Krish welcomed me into their home and I felt immediately as ease in their presence. They went out of their way to ensure I was well taken care of. I encourage you to share a table with these two; best way to spend an afternoon in Chennai.
    Andrea, hosted by Sundari in Chennai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 19, 2018

    The experience with Linh in Hoi An was terrific and first rate; wonderful market trip where she bought from regular local vendors many of whom she clearly knew. We finished the market tour with a cup of coffee at a local cafe then to her house for the class and meal. Her teaching was experienced and organized - easy to understand and duplicate at home. The food was delicious and she offered a beer with lunch:-) The pick up and drop off were great as well. She gave a sweet parting gift of cooking chop sticks and a Vietnamese veg peeler.'
    Michelle, hosted by Linh in Hoi An BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 19, 2018

    Our time with Somkid will be the most memorable moment from Bangkok. Somkid was a lovely host and his background as a professional chef not only provided us great food but improved cooking techniques.
    Mimi, hosted by Somkid in Bangkok BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 19, 2018

    Lucia was the most gracious host and exceptionally talented chef. It was like cooking with family, if your family were a world renowned chef!
    Desiree, hosted by Lucia in Mexico City BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 18, 2018

    Diep is bubbly and adorable and her energy makes the experience with her special. What I loved about the experience with Diep, was meeting and having lunch with her mom, dad and brother at their home. They are proud to offer ‘a little bit of the countryside in town’. The food was good and the experience was rich and it was great to meet this woman and her family - it gave me a solid cultural experience.
    Michelle, hosted by Diep in Danang 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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