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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 August 16, 2019

    We loved this experience. Very well organized and thoughtfully prepared for just the two of us. Linh was a great guide and we cooked some wonderful food. Linh has a very professional set up and is super friendly.
    Paul, hosted by Linh in Hoi An BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 13, 2019

    Wayan’s cooking lesson and home meal were incredible! She went to so much effort with all the food and it was so fun to cook with traditional Balinese methods. We’d highly recommend trying a cooking class and meal with Wayan.
    Ella, hosted by Wayan in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 13, 2019

    Dining in Dimitri and Kremena’s flat on the eighteenth floor was like dining on a fluffy cloud. The food was honest and flavourful, the conversation fun and contributed to an enjoyable evening. If you’re visiting Sofia don’t miss this experience!
    Thanos, hosted by Dimitar and Kremena in Sofia BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 13, 2019

    I was looking for an interactive cooking experience for myself, my husband and our 13-year old son, and I'm so happy I found Lili and her family! Beyond food, we love making meaningful connections when we travel, and this was definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
    Jill, hosted by Elena in Dublin BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 12, 2019

    We were excited for our first Traveling Spoon experience and it did not disappoint! We all had a task to do throughout the lesson while making the phyllo and the filling. She was nice and walked us through all the steps. We would highly recommend this experience!
    Dawn, hosted by Christina in Athens BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 5, 2019

    My friends and I wandered the garden, eating fresh vegetables from the vine, then worked with Amal and her mom to make some traditional dishes. Our dishes met with things Amal and her family had prepared. Cured sour grapes, delicious chickpeas, and everything that tasted fresher than anything in the store. I can’t recommend this experience enough!!!!
    Krisi, hosted by Amal in Beirut BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 24, 2019

    What a privilege it was to have the opportunity to be in Alex and Ale’s home. I enjoyed the hands on experience of cooking and feeling totally at home in the kitchen. It was my first experience of “real” Mexican food and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you Alex for such a wonderful afternoon, it was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for teaching me a few tricks of the trade! What a great way to start my Mexican food adventure.
    Christina, hosted by Alex and Ale in Mexico City BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 22, 2019

    We had a delightful time with Ally and her family at their beautiful home yesterday. Such warm hospitality and delicious food! The meal was wonderful, but the best part was their warm hospitality...they were intent on seeing we had a good time...gave us lots of recommendations for other things to see and do while we’re here...really such a nice experience...if you find yourself in Melbourne, you’d be lucky to spend time with Ally!
    Peggy, hosted by Ally in Diamond Creek BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 20, 2019

    Antonio and his assistant Victor were the best. We loved our time at the market and at his home. The lunch he made was seriously one of the best meals we’ve ever had. Super fresh ingredients and the best flavors. Absolutely delicious.
    Michelle, hosted by Antonio in Tulum BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 19, 2019

    Christine was a friendly and caring guide for our market tour. We loved how she shared lots of Danish history with us while discussing the food culture.
    Anonymous, hosted by Christine in Copenhagen BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 8, 2019

    Wow - This experience was my highlight of Medellin. If you like fresh, delicious local cuisine prepared by a host who is intelligent, funny and can explain both the food and the culture - I can't recommend this experience enough. It was amazing.
    Anthony, hosted by Daniela in Medellín BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 5, 2019

    Grainne was an amazing guide to spend learning about cheese making, goat rearing and life. The St Tolas cheeses were delicious - each one in the sampling was better than the next. Though if I started in reverse order would say the same. You will love this tour and high level discourse about the region. And the 30+ baby goats were on their best behavior.
    Cezanne, hosted by Siobhan in Ennistymon 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

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    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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