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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 September 18, 2019

    This was our favorite experience while we were visiting Paris. Our guide was fabulous. She made us feel very welcome, showed us the best market, and helped us experience Paris like a local! She was knowledgeable in the local wine and cheese and spent time sharing customary shopping and eating habits of the French. I highly recommend this experience with Laurence.
    Stephanie, hosted by Laurence in Paris BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 18, 2019

    Thoroughly enjoyed 2+ hours with Gerry. We learned quite a bit about the oyster life cycle, oyster farming and the local marine life, followed by an oyster shucking lesson. Then, a huge number of oysters were poured on our table, for a literally “all you can shuck” feast, accompanied by a delicious white wine. Gerry is informative and charming. A very, very fun and memorable afternoon. 
    Michelle, hosted by Gerry in New Quay BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 18, 2019

    I loved this experience meeting Fabio and his mother and learning how to make several Colombian specialties. From the market visit to the general cooking tips to the hands-on lesson in making arepas and patacones to (of course) eating the delicious meal, this was an unforgettable experience where I felt beyond welcomed. Fabio really went out of his way to make sure I got everything I wanted out of it.
    Nolan, hosted by Fabio in Bucaramanga BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 13, 2019

    I loved cooking and chatting with Diep and hanging out with her parents as well. Diep is a lovely person, very easy to talk with. And she did a nice job including me in the preparation of our meal and explaining all the ingredients and preparations. We had so much delicious food! Overall a fabulous way to enjoy Danang food and culture.
    Dawn, hosted by Diep in Danang BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 12, 2019

    Incredible food with an interesting and cultural experience. Dewa showed us his compound and provided insight into his life and culture. Definitely recommend for anyone trying to experience a true Balinese lifestyle.
    Michelle, hosted by Dewa in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 8, 2019

    I very rarely leave reviews, but was really blown away by this experience. It’s a must do for anyone who wants to experience the art of pasta making and cooking in Italy. Our host Cinzia was incredibly nice, highly knowledgeable and a great teacher and chef. Overall, this was one of the most memorable parts of our trip.
    Nick, hosted by Cinzia in Florence BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from September 5, 2019

    We were in food Heaven. Jacqueline went above and beyond our expectations. We LOVED every single thing, not one dish failed to impress. She was prepared for our cooking class visit and all dishes were precut with ingredients easily accessible. Her environment is clean and the food is so natural and healthy with all the herbs and lemons coming from her garden. Healthy, authentic, and delicious!
    Denise, hosted by Jacqueline in Los Angeles BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 29, 2019

    My wife and I were lucky enough to have dinner with Sandro and his wife. Sandro works at the Cordon Bleu so his food was splendid. As my wife is vegan and I am vegetarian, he expertly created a menu that worked for us covering vegan takes on Peruvian dishes. I would highly recommend booking any of the experiences he offers.
    Laurent, hosted by Sandro in Lima BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 29, 2019

    We had the best day with Chef Ray. He went above and beyond to make our experience exceptional. I was impressed that he paid great attention to the finer details. Overall a lovely man who was extremely hospitable.
    Morgan, hosted by Ray in Napa BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 27, 2019

    The family were very friendly and welcoming. We learned a lot about the food culture also they made us know about their food secrets which was great. We loved every minute and we will definitely do it again.
    Hanadi, hosted by Marcelle in Byblos 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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