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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 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 May 18, 2021

    Mirella and her family were amazing. The class was a lot of fun and they helped us through the rolling of the dough and all the steps with ease. They were a very nice family to get to know, and my entire family enjoyed the experience immensely.
    Cassie, hosted by Mirella in Florence BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 17, 2021

    Chiara was a truly wonderful host who was well organised, helpful, supportive and keen to impart knowledge of her recipes, cuisine and culture. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with her and was thrilled with the recipes chosen... Thank you so much for a wonderful experience Chiara.
    Jenni, hosted by Chiara in Rome BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 17, 2021

    Reshma was extremely fun to work with, and she was a very good instructor... She helped us at each step along the way... We all had so much fun and looking forward to doing another class in the future.
    Cassie, hosted by Reshma in Mumbai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 17, 2021

    Mirella and her husband and nephew were amazing! She was so entertaining and funny with the banter between our families... she did a wonderful job teaching all of us and explaining the history! She also made so many jokes it made us feel like she was family in our own kitchen.
    Morgan, hosted by Mirella in Florence BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from May 16, 2021

    Andrea was a wonderful teacher. She made the recipes easy to follow and made the whole experience a blast.
    Janet, hosted by Andrea in Palm Springs, CA 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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    Find your destination and book a private meal or cooking class with the best home cooks in their homes around the world

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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

    Cooking class icon
    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