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Meal Sharing has joined the Traveling Spoon family!
Meal Sharing has joined the Traveling Spoon family!

Authentic Cooking Classes

Online and in-person cooking classes with locals around the world. Learn to cook new cuisines and travel from your own kitchen with our latest online cooking classes.

  • Traveler Review from November 16, 2020

    Making a 30th birthday feel fun and festive during the pandemic is quite a feat, but Tania succeeded! She thoughtfully added a traditional Lebanese cake to the menu and had a candle on hand as we sang happy birthday. Tania lead our group of seven (in three time zones!) through three delicious Lebanese dishes...She mixed her experience and knowledge with humor to create an enjoyable afternoon for all...
    Aliya, hosted by Tania in Beirut BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 15, 2020

    Heidi was well organized. The pace was easy to follow. The food was delicious. The cooking tips beneficial. Cutting an onion has changed for many in the class! It was a fun learning experience.
    Marion, hosted by Heidi in Warwick, NY BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 15, 2020

    We had a great experience cooking tacos and making salsa with Margarita. It made for a great ladies night in.
    Sara, hosted by Margarita in Mexico City BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 11, 2020

    ...Fotini was a great host and teacher. We got a history lesson that connected us in the food we were making. She was good at giving feedback and paced the dish making. She moved the camera around to give us multiple angles...Highly recommend taking with class with Fotini. We've been telling all our friends to signup!
    Rachel and Carolyn, hosted by Fotini in Athens BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 10, 2020

    It was wonderful to be able take a cooking class together despite living in separate countries and lockdown. Leonie was very friendly and we were delighted with our quiches! We would definitely recommend this class. Thank you Leonie!
    Stacey, hosted by Léonie in Cologne BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 9, 2020

    Julia was awesome! She was very knowledgeable and did a great job teaching!
    Matt, hosted by Julia in New York, NY BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 2, 2020

    Nancy did an amazing job keeping us all on track and making it fun. She has travelled extensively and shared her experiences with us. She also took an interest in ours. We plan to book another class with her during the holidays!
    Spencer, hosted by Nancy in Chicago, IL BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 1, 2020

    Christina was a wonderful host and teacher! We learned a lot about Greek cooking and daily life in Athens, and we made some delicious dishes under Christina’s watchful eyes. Thank you for this opportunity to “visit” Greece during the pandemic.
    Melissa, hosted by Christina in Athens BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from October 30, 2020

    Heidi was a great teacher, very professional, but also fun. I consider myself a good home cook, but I learned a lot from Heidi. She was easy to understand and answered questions really clearly. The dish turned out incredibly delicious, and even my meat loving husband loved it!...Our group had a wonderful time!
    Sarah, hosted by Heidi in Warwick, NY BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from October 28, 2020

    Suzie was such an amazing host! She was so friendly, helpful, and fun to cook with. ..she was so patient and kind with us...Best of all, she gave us fun facts on the dishes' history and a couple of other cultural tid bits...We were so satisfied with the gambas al ajillo and patatas bravas. Thanks so much Suzie! You made my mom's birthday extra fun and special.
    Jennifer, hosted by Suzie in Valencia 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

    Our Favorite Experiences

    Discover the best private, authentic food experiences in people's homes around the world