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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 November 20, 2019

    We had a wonderful time visiting Shalini and her family in Jaipur. From walking into her neighbourhood and seeing all the children play, we were invited into her home where she lives with her husband, in-laws and 2 children. We enjoyed chatting with Shalini’s family while we all ate at the dining table. We left with full stomachs, new friends and wonderful memories.
    Elie, hosted by Shalini in Jaipur BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from November 19, 2019

    Our host, Margarita, was incredible. Her home is lovely; she is knowledgeable, organized, and had all 3 of us participating in many aspects of preparing our multi course meal. Started out in a local market with many stalls offering a variety of local fresh ingredients. There is not enough room to describe this amazing experience, I cannot recommend Margarita more highly.
    Lorraine, hosted by Margarita in Mexico City BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from October 30, 2019

    I wanted to thank you again - my boyfriend and I were really happy to cook with you. It was one of our favorite experiences in Japan! In Lausanne there is a really good Japanese shop where I could find the basic ingredients, some gyoza pasta and nira. I tried to cook some gyozas as your recipe but with chicken. It was absolutely delicious!
    Elodie, hosted by Yoshiko in Osaka BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from October 25, 2019

    You have to eat the bean stew," Amal's father Amin told me. "After all, they are picked from what is YOUR garden now," he said. After picking me up in Beirut, driving up in the hills above the city, showing me around the wonderful vegetable garden, Amal and her mother showed me how to make the kibbeh paste, how to hollow out the ball of paste...Most of all, I will always remember the generosity and warmth of the people, that from now on is my new Aramoun family!
    Per, hosted by Amal in Beirut BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from October 25, 2019

    Thank you Laura for a Fabulous time today. Laura was a wonderful host, a lot of fun, and I learned a lot. Everything we made was delicious. Best experience of my whole vacation!
    Gale, hosted by Laura in Venice BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from October 23, 2019

    On my first day in Tbilisi, I had an amazing cooking experience and introduction to Georgian cuisine. The food was prepared with love and there was plenty of food. I enjoyed spending time with Teona and her siblings in their beautiful charming kitchen. I highly recommend this experience.
    Natassja, hosted by Teona in Tbilisi 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

    How it works

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    Find a host in your destination

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    Fill out the booking form

    Choose your host, select your travel dates and fill out our booking form

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    Get ready to travel!

    After your host responds, confirm your booking to receive final details and travel off the eaten path!

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