We spent a delightful few hours watching Alexander and Irina prepare an authentic meal and then sharing their unique food and warm company. We recommend this experience for anyone wanting to connect with real people.
Rossy and Emily were the best hosts! Very involved in the project, open and kind people. We had a great time cooking with them, but also chatting, dancing and learning about Dominican culture. :) It was amazing experience.
My husband and I had a really great time and meal, of course, with Shalini and her family in Jaipur. As westerners that love to try new flavors and get to know the culture of a place through the locals, this was a really memorable experience. We had a great cultural exchange getting to know about each other's cultures while going to the market and cooking. We highly recommend this experience!
My 14 year old son and I had a great class with Satoru, thoroughly enjoyed it and had some great miso and gyoza - highly recommended.
Michiyo and her husband Kenichi were wonderful and attentive hosts. We learnt a great deal about Japanese culture, language and cuisine.
Highlight of our trip in Mumbai! We spent a wonderful time with Noopur at her home chatting, cooking and eating. We got to know more about Gujarati food and culture, about spices, about family, it was like joining a friend you've never met before! Then we went food-shopping too... great fun! Thanks Noopur and thanks to Traveling Spoon for this unique experience! To be repeated!
I will be brief. I like Katy & Acho Zambakhidze. They are very open. If you came to their house and kitchen you will feel like in your own house. We talked too much, laughed too much and still had time to cook! Everything was perfect, so tasty!!! so yummy!!! so Georgian!!! Thanks to this sweet couple and good luck!
This was one of the highlights of our time in Addis. Daniel and his family are incredibly nice and welcoming. The food was amazing, we learned a lot about the spices that are essential to Ethiopian cooking on the market tour, had a delicious lunch and lovely coffee ceremony. I would definitely do this again if I'm ever back in Addis. Support this wonderful family!
Gabriel and Mima were fabulous hosts. We were picked up at our hotel and made the short drive up to their organic farm just outside of San Jose. There were 4 of us in our party including 1 pre-teen, who enjoyed the experience tremendously. My daughter enjoyed the exercise bicycle\smoothie maker. The meal was delicious and the conversations stimulating. I couldn't be more supportive of the two of them and convinced they're just beginning to tap the potential of what they have to offer.
The cooking lesson with Lucia was a highlight of our trip! We appreciate that Lucia was well organized: she sent the menu before we arrived; considered a food allergy; included requested Lime Soup on menu. Lucia included many delicious special touches: Margaritas from recipe she enjoys and recently received; eggs tostada; vegan mole taco; great green salsa; delicious guacamole; corn cake with rompope sauce. The set-up allowed for us to easily watch, listen, and participate.
Catalina was a charming and relaxed host who was very attentive to how we were adjusting to a new city after traveling all day. She was also very flexible and was happy to adjust her cooking routine to fit our schedule. We especially enjoyed learning more about her life in Medellin and plans for the future.
Experience the joy of a homemade meal (and eat it the way the locals do) over conversation about food and culture
Discover cultural and culinary traditions passed down through generations as you learn to cook with your host in their kitchen
Explore a nearby market with your host, discovering the best local produce and its producers