Enjoy an excursion out of the hustle and bustle of Bangkok to visit a local garden home in the outskirts of Bangkok. Your host will pick you up at a BTS station and then drive you 45 minutes to her family weekend home, a peaceful place surrounded by their verdant garden. Your host will give you a lesson on Thai herbs and spices and then you'll get to work in the kitchen, grinding, chopping and sauteing your way to a delicious Thai meal.
Learn about North Indian gastronomy in a private market tour, cooking lesson and dinner in a local home. Your host for the day is Mala, the consummate host and talented home-cook. Mala will take you to her favorite local market and show you the seasonal fruits and vegetables for sale. Return home and learn to prepare a few dishes together in her kitchen. Once the meal is ready you will enjoy it along with Mala's family at their dining table.
Experience a taste of Mumbai during a private market visit, cooking class, and authentic meal with a passionate cook. Meet Mahrukh at her apartment in South Mumbai, where you will be greeted with a traditional Parsi raspberry soda before heading to Grand Road Market to discover local fruits and vegetables for your cooking class. Return home for a hands-on cooking lesson with Mahrukh, who shows you how to prepare some of her signature, delectable Parsi dishes. Enjoy the meal you helped create, and leave with recipes to take home.
During an in-home, authentic cooking lesson and meal, Nidhi will introduce you to the delicious flavors of Uttar Pradesh, the regional cuisine she grew up eating. Join Nidhi in her 100-year-old, traditional home for a hands-on cooking demonstration in her kitchen. She will demonstrate how to prepare 2-3 dishes before you sit at the dining table to enjoy the meal together. Experience a traditional meal while learning about cultural and culinary heritage in India from a local!
Enjoy a private cooking lesson and meal with two expert home cooks. Geeta and her mother, Kamla, will welcome you into their home and will teach you to prepare an authentic Punjabi meal in their kitchen. You will learn to cook traditional Punjabi dishes such as makhni dal (lentils), traditional Punjabi butter chicken, baingan bhartha (fire-roasted eggplant with onions and tomatoes), stuffed capsicum (Geeta's signature dish of bell peppers stuffed with vegetables), mutter paneer (peas and Indian cheese), salad, raita, roti (bread) and rice.
Visit a local market with an expert home cook and learn to make North Indian dishes in a home kitchen. Your host today is Shivani, who has been cooking since she was a teenager and inherited family recipes and cooking techniques from her mother. Her biggest passion is to cook for her family, and both her husband and daughter relish good food. After marrying, Shivani’s passion for cooking grew and she started to develop new recipes. She runs a catering company that provides wholesome and delicious home cooked food for parties, gatherings and office lunches.Shivani will take you to her local market before you return to her home for an hour long cooking lesson. After learning to cook some of her favorite dishes you will enjoy the meal together at her table.
Step inside the kitchen with Sofia for an authentic, hands-on cooking lesson of Yucatecan and Mayan delicacies. Sofia prepares traditional Yucatecan dishes such as sikil pak (traditional pumpkin seed dip), sopa de lima (chicken soup with lime), empanadas de chaya, and pollo o cochinita pibil (perhaps the Yucatan’s most famous dish of slow-cooked chicken or pork which has been marinated in an achiote and sour orange marinade, wrapped in banana leaves). Sofia will teach you to prepare traditional recipes from scratch so be prepared to get your hands dirty. You will learn to prepare the entire meal as well as a fiery habanero salsa. Enjoy the delicious meal you helped prepare with your host (and her family on occasion) in her modest home in Merida. Please note that Sofia runs a homestay so while your experience will be private, there may be other guests present in her home. Enjoy this private, authentic, immersive Yucatecan food experience with a local!
Learn to make North Indian dishes in a cozy home kitchen. Your host today is Shivani, who has been cooking since she was a teenager and inherited family recipes and cooking techniques from her mother. Her biggest passion is to cook for her family, and both her husband and daughter relish good food. After marrying, Shivani’s passion for cooking grew and she started to develop new recipes. She runs a catering company that provides wholesome and delicious home cooked food for parties, gatherings and office lunches.Shivani will teach you how to make 2-3 of the dishes during your cooking lesson. This may include dal makhni, a slow cooked dish using whole black lentils, kidney beans, butter and cream, a dish with paneer (fresh Indian cheese) or rotis (flatbreads). After learning to cook some of Shivani's favorite dishes, you will enjoy the meal together at her table.
Learn to prepare home-style Filipino dishes with your hosts Greg and Jorge. During your hands-on cooking lesson you will prepare some of their favorite dishes and learn about local Filipino fruits and vegetables. Once the meal is ready you'll share it together at their dining table. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about everyday life in Manila and get tips on where to go, what to see, and especially what to eat during your trip!