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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience the joy of a homemade meal (and eat it the way the locals do) over conversation about food and culture
Discover cultural and culinary traditions passed down through generations as you learn to cook with your host in their kitchen
Explore a nearby market with your host, discovering local and regional produce before returning home to cook and eat together