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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 January 22, 2019

    Had a great time with Erna, was great to understand the Greek culture.
    Michelle, hosted by Erna in Epanomi-Thessaloniki BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 20, 2019

    Kanae was a perfect hostess. The dishes reflected the local culture which is what we wanted to experience. I highly recommend Kanae if you are looking for a fun and local cooking experience. We asked that she teach us how to prepare dishes that we could prepare once we return and she printed out recipes for each of the dishes for us to take back.
    Les, hosted by Kanae in Sapporo BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 13, 2019

    My partner and I took the cooking class with Daniel and Tigist the last night of our trip. It was the perfect note to end on! What a delicious meal, wow! We tried 6 different dishes, all of which were really savory and enjoyable. Afterwards, we learned the traditional way to roast coffee beans...I do not drink coffee at all, and yet LOVED this experience and the coffee itself. It was an easy way to spend a Sunday afternoon, and we left full, happy and smiling.
    Kalpana, hosted by Daniel in Addis Ababa BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from January 11, 2019

    It was such an wonderful experience with Daniel and Tigist, a lovely family! We went to a local market and Daniel kindly show me different ingredients which we would use to cook Ethiopia traditional food Injera and the shiro sauce. The part of coffee ceremony at their home also a nice way to get into their life and Ethiopia Culture. Thanks to Daniel and Tigist for treating us like family. A NICE DAY
    Yue, hosted by Daniel in Addis Ababa BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 26, 2018

    I would have to say that my favorite memory of our trip to Greece was our cooking class with Erna and Thanos. We thoroughly enjoyed our conversations on many, many topics and they were very generous serving a number of different wines. Both Erna and Thanos are very thoughtful, intelligent people and like to laugh. This was a delightful experience.
    Myra and Sage, hosted by Erna in Epanomi-Thessaloniki BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 22, 2018

    We had a phenomenal time with Dotty! She really took her time to get to know us, while thoughtfully preparing the recipes for our dinner. We left Dotty’s beautiful home (a remote safe haven in the middle of the rice fields) inspired and with happily fed tummies.
    Victoria, hosted by Dotty in Bali BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 18, 2018

    Kodi and Meena are a very sweet couple that live in a house in Galle Fort...Even before we had our first cup of tea with the host, we had the opportunity to roam the house, searching through the old rooms, finding pieces of art - Kodi is an art collector. Overall Kodi and Meena made this a special experience for us, in a special home in a special country.
    Benjamin, hosted by Kodi and Meena in Galle BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 13, 2018

    Fusina immediately made us feel welcomed and at home, as if we were old friends of hers. Fusina is such a beautiful person with so much experience in the cooking department, this class was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!!
    Elizabeth, hosted by Fusina in Amsterdam BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 12, 2018

    Wonderful family, wonderful home, delicious food. The whole family are great ambassadors for their country.
    Joanne, hosted by Chamsi in Casablanca BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 8, 2018

    A fantastic way to come close to Ethiopian Culture and tradition with great flavours. Absolutely great experience!! A great way to experience Ethiopian cuisine and traditions.
    Elisabeth, hosted by Daniel in Addis Ababa BOOK NOW
  • Traveler Review from December 6, 2018

    Pallavi couldn’t have been more welcoming, and the food was a vegetarian’s dream! There were at least 8 courses, all of them delicious and homemade. It was exactly what I was hoping for—a menu inspired by street food, without the food safety concerns. I’d highly recommend it to anyone.
    Adam, hosted by Pallavi in Mumbai 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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