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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 June 17, 2021

    Margarita was a fantastic host! Simple to follow instructions and the recipe turned out wonderfully!
    Leah, hosted by Margarita in Mexico City BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 14, 2021

    We celebrated an international birthday for 13yr old boys and aspiring chefs. It was great.
    Kristel, hosted by Nancy in Chicago, IL BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 10, 2021

    Theresa was very engaging and patient as we prepared our ingredients and walked us step by step through the process. She kept checking to make sure everyone was good before we got to the next step. Food came out so delicious!
    Kia, hosted by Theresa in Mexico City BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from June 7, 2021

    Pea was a great host!! She was enthusiastic about making the class a great experience for my group. She was very communicative about substitutions and answering our questions about the instructions.
    Britanny, hosted by Pea in Chiang Mai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 28, 2021

    Loved this class! Nancy was wonderful considering I was unable to let her see what I was doing during the class...not tech savvy! The food was wonderful and will be made again!
    Judy, hosted by Nancy in Chicago, IL BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 22, 2021

    ... We had two other friends join us and it was truly a highlight for the year! Mirella made us feel so welcome even through a virtual experience... She was fun, patient and shared many things about Italian cooking as we prepared our food together...We shared a toast together, much laughter and delicious food!...Grazie Mille!!!
    Shuna and Diann, hosted by Mirella in Florence BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 21, 2021

    Sally was extremely personable and clear in her instructions for each recipe. It was a lovely experience to meet her and learn a little about her culture through her food. She was patient, friendly, very happy to share tips about the recipes that would not always be clear in the written recipe.
    Jenni, hosted by Sally in Melbourne BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 19, 2021

    Martina is a talented teacher and excellent cook. We had such fun with he class and the food was delicious! She also had lots of useful hints!
    Jodi, hosted by Martina in Belmont, CA BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 19, 2021

    Tania was a perfect host and made us feel like we were part of her family. The recipes were simple and the culture really shined through. I’m so glad to have made this friendship.
    Colleen, hosted by Tania in Beirut BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 18, 2021

    ...My son is a big fan of Greek food, and since we cannot travel due to Covid, we decided to gift him an online cooking class for his birthday. He had a wonderful time. The written materials were easy to follow (we shopped beforehand) and our hosts were extremely gracious... Would definitely do it again!
    Kelly, hosted by Fotini in Athens BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from February 10, 2021

    Gabriela was great! This was such a fun experience and I've been making empanadas ever since.
    Megan, hosted by Gabriela in Buenos Aires 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