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Cooking with spices made easy

Cooking

Cooking with spices made easy

Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
Cooking

Cooking with spices made easy

Cooking

Cooking with spices made easy

Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We 'll meet in Marseille, where we will visit the local Marché des Capucins. Fresh food stalls, fruit and vegetables, spices, market with Arab and African influences. We'll also visit a hidden gem, an old fashioned boutique selling all kinds of specialized cookware and last but not least we'll visit a herb pharmacy and spice shop. Afterwards we'll travel to Roquevaire, about 30 minutes drive. We'll welcome you to our home, where, while sitting in the sun with a tea or coffee, we’ll talk you through the menu of the day and the ingredients. We'll use local, fresh, seasonal and high quality products where possible. We’ll share our tips and tricks with you. Weather permitting, we'll cook and eat outside, using our outdoor kitchen. The class, without the visit, is 3 hours, hands on, talking & cooking & table setting & eating. We'll make the lunch together, example of a lunch could be : - home made flat breads with spiced yogurt - vegetarian bhajias or chaat - stuffed spiced aubergines and/or peppers - a fish, meat or chicken curry or massala - chocolate filo pastries with a dip - tea As we cook with the seasons the dishes will vary depending on available produce.
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Your host

Learn more about Elena

Elena

I am Catalan, have travelled the world and lived in many countries. I am a 61 year old mother of 4 and grandmother of 4. I started cooking at home for my family at the age of 12, making the Sunday lunch at first and later the weekly evening meals. At the age of 26 we travelled to Sri Lanka, where we visited a spice farm. Needless to say that we brought home many spices. Even years later, when opening this particular spice box, the smells would transport me back to Sri Lanka and its wonderful cuisine. Always amazed what the addition of one spice or spices can do to a dish! Over the years I have cooked meals for many guests, introducing them to new and exciting dishes from cuisines from all over the world.. We enjoy cooking so much that we took a year out to attend a culinary and gastronomic course in a renowned Belgian school.

What's included

Food
Drinks
Equipment
aprons will be provided recipes will be sent by email to our guests

Where you'll be

A local & folkloric market, this market has been going since 1956 A hidden gem cook and hardware shop, created in 1827 A herb shop created in 1815 Afterwards we'll be in our home, a villa on top of a hill with stunning views, surrounded by pine trees. We are close to the villages of Roquevaire & Lascours and Pont de l'Etoile with the Garlaban on one side and the Sainte Baume on the other side.

Things to keep in mind

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Dairy-free
Dairy-free
Tree nut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Peanut allergy
Peanut allergy
Soy-free
Soy-free
Gluten-free
Gluten-free
Fish allergy
Fish allergy
Egg-free
Egg-free
Shellfish allergy
Shellfish allergy
Pescatarian
Pescatarian
Vegan
Vegan
Vegetarian
Vegetarian

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Good disposition & humor and patience !
Elena
Cooking with spices made easy
New experience
$126/person
New experience
$126/person