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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 March 12, 2019

    Juan and Marina exceeded any expectation we could have ever imagined. They welcomed us into their beautiful home and made us feel as though we were old friends. Juan taught us the proper way to start the parrilla with woods we are now dreaming of. We were so inspired that we have taken a new approach to the way we BBQ and the Argentine cuisine.
    Taazworld, hosted by Juan and Marina in Buenos Aires BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from March 12, 2019

    Michiyo and her husband welcomed us very well. Our family is happy about this moment. We learned to cook Japanese dishes. Delicious!
    Pauline, hosted by Michiyo in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from March 11, 2019

    Daniel and family were great hosts and teachers. We enjoyed meeting them and cooking together, and the food was delicious. They were able to do a vegetarian meal for us. My only issue was that it's quite expensive to reach there by taxi from the middle of Addis.
    KT, hosted by Daniel in Addis Ababa BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 27, 2019

    The experience I had with Rossy and Emily was among the highlights of 20+ years of traveling around the world. Their generosity, kindness, and love of great food ensured a delightful evening.
    Keja, hosted by Rossy in Santo Domingo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 26, 2019

    We had such an interesting evening with EMI! She is really nice and taught how to cook 4 dishes from scratch. She was really patient with us and answered every question we had about food and Japanese culture in general. We would definitely recommend Emi to anyone looking to experience Japanese home cooking with a Japanese native!
    Georgina, hosted by Emi in Tokyo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 25, 2019

    An Asado experience not to be missed in Buenos Aires! Constanza & Manolo exceeded any expectation we could have ever imagined. From the moment we met them, we were instant friends They welcomed us into their beautiful home and made us feel as though we had known each other for a long time. We were so inspired that we have taken a new approach to the way we BBQ and the Argentine cuisine.
    Terry, hosted by Constanza in Buenos Aires BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 23, 2019

    Amazing experience in Buenos Aires. This felt like a couple that you knew at the university who got married, moved to Argentina, and you are now visiting them many years later. An evening with Constanza and Juan was the highlight of our stay in Argentina. Their house is beautiful, perfect for entertaining and experiencing an Argentine barbecue. The food was really delicious. From the picadas to the empanadas, to the different cuts of meats and vegetables cooked on the grill, everything was perfect.
    Jose, hosted by Constanza in Buenos Aires BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 23, 2019

    We had the dinner cooking experience with Isi on Valentine's Day. Everything tasted amazing. Calamansi pie for dessert was heavenly. We appreciated to be guests at a local family home and Isi managed so well to create a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere while being the perfect host at the same time. She gave us lots of great info on the Philippines' cuisine and heritage, as well as what to do and where to eat in Manila, which considerably enriched the 2nd half of our stay in town.
    Marion, hosted by Isi in Manila 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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    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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    After your host responds, confirm your booking to receive final details and travel off the eaten path!

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