The best travel souvenir I’ve ever brought home is a collection of Thai recipes I learned at a cooking class in Chiang Mai. In planning my next trip, I found these cooking programs I’d love to try, some of which are highly recommended by Matador staff.
1. Zanzibar – Swahili Cooking Course
World Unite offers week-long Swahili cooking immersion courses in Stone Town and small villages around the island. The course explains the Arabian, Indian, and Persian influences on local cuisine and includes tours to vegetable, spice, fruit, and fish markets. Students travel the island and receive cooking lessons from village women. The curriculum includes lessons in how to mix spices, select fish and vegetables, and prepare Zanzibar coffee, curries, masala, and desserts.