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Traveling Spoon provides travelers with private, authentic food experiences, from homemade meals to cooking classes and market tours, with local hosts in their homes.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

Booked last minute but Jyashree was so accommodating. The hospitality shown by herself and very clever family was lovely. Picked up from hotel by Ravi, her husband, and taken to temple and local market. Then coffee and conversation at her house before demonstrating a Madras...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2019 via mobile

My mother and I were desperate to take a cooking class before we left India, especially as our last plan fell through. So, we found Traveling Spoon online and decided to try it out last minute! We originally wanted to book with Sundari, but she...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Traveling Spoon R, Owner at Traveling Spoon, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2019

Thank you so much Leah for your thoughtful and heartwarming review! We are so glad you had a meaningful experience with Srividya in Chennai and that we had the opportunity to serve you. We hope to serve you again on your future travels! Warm regards,...More

Reviewed 29 July 2019

Sundari exceeded my expectations of this lesson. She was helpful, talkative, open to ideas, explained each step in the cooking process perfectly and answered all questions I had. She is obviously an expert in what she does and a great teacher. I will definitely book...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Shane M
Reviewed 20 May 2019 via mobile

Jyrashee was amazing. I felt like an honored guest in her wonderful home. I was offered coffee and a snack while we (her husband as well) visited. And then the food!!! We made a Madras curry, rice and dosa together. I ate that- and then...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rockhoun
Reviewed 15 April 2019 via mobile

Five friends travelling around India. We spent a magical evening with Sundar and her husband Krishna. A very laid back evening with a great cook, learnt so much.

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Reviewed 7 April 2019

Was fantastic to talk to a feminist in south India about their experiences and views about living there. Probably didn't need to do the market visit, but the food was amazing, and Jyashree was great adapting her menu to be vegan. She even gave us...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 29 March 2019

Sundari welcomed me into her home and kitchen and showed me all of the steps to cooking an authentic meal. She was warm, friendly, and knowledgeable and asked me just as many questions about my life in the United States as I asked her about...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 19 March 2019

I was able to meet with Tara who showed me at her home how to make Sambhar, dhosas, a lentil and vegetable dish and a fish curry. A friendly and casual atmosphere that made the whole experience quite special. As part of my market tour,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 18 March 2019

Run, don't walk to make a reservation to cook with Sundari. She is not only an excellent cook, but also a terrific and gracious woman. Everything was laid out and ready for our cooking lesson and she explained exactly what she was doing and how/why...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

If you have even the slightest curiosity about Ayurvedic cuisine, you will want to book a meal with Pratibha. You will taste a variety of dishes prepared consciously using Ayurvedic principles to be delicious, balanced and full of nourishment and vitality. I felt very welcome...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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One of the costliest quaint neighbourhoods of Chennai
is Adyar, that gets its name from the Adyar river that
flows nearby. It has rich historical and cultural
roots and is sprinkled with some of city’s oldest
residential houses. Home to the IIT campus and with
the Guindy National Park close by, it is considered to
be one of the hottest spots in the city with the best
of eateries, an easy access to the beach and a
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