Cook Alongside Enrique Olvera and More as Part of Airbnb’s New Cooking Experiences

In Culture by Suzanne Koch

Everyone knows that food is a huge aspect of traveling and something we all share around the world. After launching Airbnb Experiences, the worldwide lodging company is tapping into the universally loved world of food by launching Airbnb Cooking.

While Airbnb previously offered food-related experiences, the new offering will focus more on family-style spaces and settings hosted by farmers, families, cooks and more. Roll pasta in Rome with an Italian grandma or learn to make mole with an indigenous cook in Mexico City. All recipes have been vetted by Slow Food.

To further celebrate the launch, Airbnb is offering a few limited-time pop-up experiences with local celebrities, including a four-hour Maize Workshop in Mexico City with Chef Enrique Olvera and more. The experience will include the preparation of various types of tacos, learning cooking techniques, discussing produce and more, all in the setting of CASA TEO.

Are you an aspiring chef? Airbnb has also just launched a contest to find the best home cooks around the world. The top 100 applicants will jet off on a free trip to Slow Food’s University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy, where they’ll be able to study alongside chef David Chang and other culinary experts through workshops, tastings, field visits and on-site lessons. Each applicant will work to perfect their family recipes which will be featured in an Airbnb cookbook, scheduled to release in 2020.

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