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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 April 24, 2019

    My partner and I enjoyed an excellent private cooking class with Emi and learnt some great Japanese home cooking recipes. If you enjoy cooking and Japanese food, this is a great class to take and you’ll bring home some skills to recreate the recipes.
    Louisa, hosted by Emi in Tokyo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 24, 2019

    Start with the market - don't miss it. Maria showed us a colorful authentic place without tourists and with friendly people and price. The cooking lesson was great and Maria was a lovely host showing more than the local gastronomy. We spent a great time shopping, cooking and eating. Enjoy it!
    Adriana, hosted by Maria in Casablanca BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 24, 2019

    It felt like an evening together with friends. Furthermore Aki is a great cook and an excellent teacher and the food we cooked was so delicious. Not just Japanese food you know from the restaurants, but real Japanese home cooking, that I definitely will make again at home. I had a wonderful evening and an authentic experience and will certainly recommend it.
    Jesper, hosted by Aki in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 23, 2019

    The food was great and we had an opportunity to take a part of cooking..and very shortly you felt yourself like you met your old friends after while. The atmosphere was so cool that we didn’t even realise that the time was already over 10pm. All over that evening with Juan and Marina was among our very memorable experiences in Buenos Aires.
    Souren, hosted by Juan and Marina in Buenos Aires BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 22, 2019

    The cooking class with Emi was lovely and such a treat to experience while in Tokyo. We learned all about Japanese food traditions as well as cultural insights, like why rice is always served on the left. Emi is very sweet, easy to talk to and is very informative! We really enjoyed our cooking experience with her.
    Erika, hosted by Emi in Tokyo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 17, 2019

    Suzy and Bob could not have been more welcoming or friendly. They genuinely enjoy hosting people and are very open and sharing of their time. The cooking was fun. The food was amazing and plentiful. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in getting to know a local and experience a very authentic home cooked meal. Would definitely book again!
    Kim, hosted by Suzy in Ghent BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 17, 2019

    What a wonderful afternoon. Not only was the cooking experience enjoyable it was great to be able to spend time with an English speaker to understand local culture and customs. Our host and her friend made us very welcome and catered to our dietary requirements helping make it a very special experience!
    Harvey, hosted by Midori in Takayama BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 17, 2019

    Our family of 4 learned so much about the traditional Balinese way of life and food. We loved seeing their home, learning about their traditions, cooking with their wood fire stove, getting inspired by their nearly waste-free lifestyle and enjoying their gorgeous property. Definitely was a highlight from our trip to beautiful Bali!
    Brook, hosted by Dewa in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 16, 2019

    This was such an amazing experience! We observed the cooking from muddling spices, to steaming rice, making tempeh, and everything in-between. We then joined the family for dinner in a very nice open dining area. All of the food was excellent and the family was so kind. Certainly an experience I will never forget! I highly recommend this!
    Brett, hosted by Wayan in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 14, 2019

    Our host went to a lot of trouble to prepare a beautiful and delicious lunch and was very patient with all of our questions. She let the children play outside in the snow after lunch and bought them a lovely decorated lollipop, which they loved. She took us to a nearby shrine which we really appreciated before taking us to the train station. We enjoyed the experience very much.
    Nadia, hosted by Kanae in Sapporo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from April 10, 2019

    My husband and I enjoyed every moment of this market tour and class, from our shopping through our pasta lesson through dinner conversation. Cinzia is a great instructor and a lovely, warm host...I will add that if you cook and love cooking, it's really worth it to take a private class - you get the kind of hands-on experience and attention you simply cannot get in a group.
    Jenny, hosted by Cinzia in Florence 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. 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.

    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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    Find a host in your destination

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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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