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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 11, 2018

    My husband and I and 3 teenagers saw the market, created our lunch and dined together with Daniel and Julieta, and the whole experience was wonderful and memorable. Daniel is an excellent teacher...Julieta is also a warm and lovely host, and our conversations with both of them just added that much more flavor to the meal! If you are considering the experience I would say go ahead, the earlier in your visit the better...
    Nancy, hosted by Daniel and Julieta in Merida BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 8, 2018

    A cooking experience with Jyashree is an absolute must if you are in Chennai. I enjoyed a delicious lunch of south indian specialities after watching Jyashree prepare it. Her family and home were delightful - warm and hospitable. It was wonderful not only learning about Indian food but about their culture and traditions too. I loved every minute and can't wait to try a few dishes at home.
    Kate, hosted by Jyashree in Chennai BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 8, 2018

    What a beautiful experience! Our host and her husband were so nice with us. We have learnt more in this cooking lesson on the Japanese way of life than on a guide book. Thank you Michiyo!
    Valerie, hosted by Michiyo in Kyoto BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 7, 2018

    Had a lovely time at Daniel's home meeting his wife and three sons. His wife taught me how to make shiro, and then we cooked a few injera breads together. Afterwards, we ate a beyaynetu and had a traditional coffee ceremony. The drive to Daniel's home is a good chance to see a local neighbourhood.
    Jenni, hosted by Daniel in Addis Ababa BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 7, 2018

    This was definitely one of the highlights of my recent trip to Lebanon. Tania was incredibly warm and welcoming, and her mother was amazing to watch in the kitchen. I picked up some great tips and techniques that I took home with me. I would definitely recommend this to anyone staying in Beirut who loves food.
    Brandon, hosted by Tania in Beirut BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 6, 2018

    We loved our cooking class at Paka Kuna! Anilu and Diego are both so warm and welcoming that it felt like cooking with family. The food was delicious and the atmosphere relaxing. We highly recommend!
    Anne, hosted by Anilu and Diego in Urubamba BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 1, 2018

    Yoko prepared well and we had a good email discussion prior on what to cook. During the day, she showed interesting techniques as well as telling about the theory, history and culture associated with the cooking. All in all a great experience!
    Robert, hosted by Yoko in Osaka BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 1, 2018

    We both love cooking, eating and meeting new people. The opportunity to help prepare and eat an authentic Ethiopian dinner in the home of a local family seemed perfect. We had no idea how perfect. If you happen to be in Addis Ababa, this is an experience not to be missed.
    Jim, hosted by Daniel in Addis Ababa BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 1, 2018

    Christina is not only an experienced professional chef, but also a very heartwarming and friendly host. As a host, she made me feel like at home and with my best friend. She selflessly shared everything that she knows about Athens and Greek culture. You can definitely feel her love for Greece and tell her passions for food. I would be happy to recommend Christina's class as I've gained much more from her than just a cooking recipe.
    Yang, hosted by Christina in Athens BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from August 1, 2018

    We discussed food, Japan, family, and life, and for the first time since my arrival in Japan I felt relaxed and completely at ease.I found Makiko to be warm, generous, and hospitable and I highly recommend booking a cooking experience with her.
    Angela, hosted by Makiko in Tokyo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 30, 2018

    Our experience with Camillo went beyond our expectations. He is such a cool snd entrepreneurial young man. He cooked and served up the most delicious food in his commercial kitchen near the markets. Such an interesting set up...we were a little unsure what to expect but I can honestly say we did mot stop smiling the entire time. We cooked, we chopped, we ate, we drank, we learnt about Columbian food and culture and we had an incredible day.
    Suanneski, hosted by Camilo and Jose in Bogotá BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 27, 2018

    A delightful morning and afternoon of cooking, chatting and eating. I learnt a great deal about Japanese food culture in a wonderful home environment.
    SydneyElizabeth, hosted by Noriko in Sapporo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from July 24, 2018

    I truly recommend this experience. The location is genuine and gorgeous. The food is prepared perfectly and the flavours are amazing. There is nothing else like this in or around Lisboa. My suggestion? Take a day to discover nearby town Evora and stay the night. 
    Joar, hosted by Filipa in Evoramonte 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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    After your host responds, confirm your booking to receive final details and travel off the eaten path!

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