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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 August 5, 2020

    ...Gabriela is a sweetheart, and really makes the whole experience feel like you're learning how to cook for the first time in your mother's kitchen... did a great job at teaching me how to follow the recipe but also the different folding techniques and what each of them mean. It was a great experience overall and I would certainly do it again!
    Alexis, hosted by Gabriela in Buenos Aires BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 4, 2020

    Two very different, but delicious dishes. My wife said the “caldine” was one of the best curries she’s ever had. I wanted to swap out a different vegetable in the shrimp dish, and Rita did a great job of walking me through the different way it needed to be cooked.
    Andrew, hosted by Rita in Goa BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 4, 2020

    I loved how Pia showed us all the ingredients, walked us through step by step, and then demonstrated how she would make it again at the end. She also helped us with any modifications whether food based or cooking utensil based. She made us all feel successful, and the dinner was delicious!
    Jen, hosted by Pia in San Francisco BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 4, 2020

    Franco is an excellent instructor and took the time to check in and look at our cooking to make sure we were following correctly and it was delicious. Love his pastry recipe!
    Sheila, hosted by Franco in Buenos Aires BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 3, 2020

    ...Instructions were easy to follow, and Lin was very good about going first, showing how it was supposed to look (excellent use of multiple cameras), and checking in on how my dishes were going... Also some interesting insight into the local Lanna culture. Highly recommended!
    Andrew, hosted by Linh in Hoi An BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 29, 2020

    ...Reshma provided easy to follow instructions, provided insights into the ingredients and flavors and we made a delicious meal! Really fun way to pull together family members living all over right now. Even my 5-year-old nephew was engaged!
    Lindsay, hosted by Reshma in Mumbai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 29, 2020

    Gabriela’s cooking class was fantastic! It was the perfect birthday gift and the food turned out great! Gabriela was enthusiastic and helpful and made sure to answer all of our questions. We had a great experience and would definitely recommend her classes!
    Janelle, hosted by Gabriela in Buenos Aires BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 29, 2020

    Reshma is a wonderful cook - she made the process of preparing butter chicken and naan easy to follow. We had several family members online - it was a great way to get together during Covid 19! Lots of fun - I'd highly recommend her class
    Deborah, hosted by Reshma in Mumbai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 29, 2020

    Online cooking with Shveta was the perfect way to connect our extended family remotely during covid-19! We had nine food-loving cousins in the class from San Francisco to Seattle and New York. Ages from 39 to 5 were all on the call and able to follow along with Shveta! ...we will be taking more Traveling Spoon classes.
    Vivien, hosted by Shveta in Jaipur BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 29, 2020

    We scheduled the Thai cooking class with Pia as a "Mom's Night In" event for our local group and we had such a fun time! Great communication about what we needed to prepare prior to the virtual cooking class, and we loved that we could ask questions, as well as communicate with each other, during the class...Highly recommend Traveling Spoon!
    Megan, hosted by Pia in San Francisco 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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