Salento Cooking Class

RUFFANO, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Juanita

3 hours, Hosted in Italian and English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Italian cuisine
Includes food, drinks and equipment

What you'll do

I’ll wait for you here in my kitchen, here we will taste a good bruschetta, made with extra virgin olive oil (UNESCO heritage) produced by us... And of course, we will start cooking !!

- I will teach you the true artisan technique to get the typical fresh pasta from Puglia.
- The classic apulian focaccia with oregano and fresh tomatoes. No kneading machines, just your hands and love!
We’ll use the freshest local ingredients and, for one day, you’ll be part of our family!
Learn the secret of Apulian cuisine and surprise friends and family once you get home.

You will taste the results of your efforts. I will be happy to share with you a glass of good local wine to toast to the best experience you have done in Puglia!

This experience is suitable for families and children (FREE for children up to 5 years), the menu can be easily adapted for vegetarians and vegans.

ps: If you are a group or do not see availability you can try contacting me for other dates AND TIMES.

I speak very little English, but there will be a friend of mine or someone from my family who will help me it might occur that no one is available to translate for us, I have a good friend trusted google translator :- )
Other things to note
I have a cat, it is very shy will run to hide!
 We don't have a gluten-free option, I'm sorry.


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I’ll wait for you here in my kitchen, here we will taste a good bruschetta, made with extra virgin olive oil (UNESCO heritage) produced by us... And of course, we will start cooking !!

- I will teach you the true artisan technique to get the typical fresh pasta from Puglia.
- The classic apulian focaccia with oregano and fresh tomatoes. No kneading machines, just your hands and love!
We’ll use the freshest local ingredients a…

What's included

  • Food
    Our handmade meal
  • Drinks
    water wine coffee liqueurs
  • Equipment
    Platter, apron, flour, water, salt ...

Meet your host, Juanita

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 20 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello,
I'm Juanita, a Salentina Doc (although my name can be misleading) who learned how to make pasta in the most important, prestigious and severe Italian school: my mother's and my grandmother's kitchen. I'm a mom and a wife.

I love eating, I’m passionate about food and enthusiastic about communicating my knowledge. I have been cooking homemade pasta since I was little, learning all the secrets of the greatest chefs in the world: my mom and grandmother.
They taught me the importance of choosing the best local products to cook typical dishes with great taste.

*The villa is located in torrepaduli, a village of ruffano, (Le) strategic location halfway between the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian coast
which are easily accessible in 20-30 minutes by ugento , Gallipoli, Santa Maria di leuca, Castro, Otranto. A few kilometers from the beautiful and baroque city of Lecce.
Instagram: @ cuocadistratta
Hello,
I'm Juanita, a Salentina Doc (although my name can be misleading) who learned how to make pasta in the most important, prestigious and severe Italian school: my mother's and my grandmother's kitchen. I'm a mom and a wife.

I love eating, I’m passionate about food and enthusiastic about communicating my knowledge. I have been cooking homemade pasta since I was little, learning all the secrets of the greatest chefs in the world: my mom and grandmother.
They taught me th…
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Where you'll be

The house is surrounded by a large garden with aromatic plants, trees ... We can customize the cooking class for free: vegan or vegetarian, to be communicated within 1 day before. If the weather is nice, the experience can partly take place in the outdoor garden!


I speak very little English, but there will be a friend of mine or someone from my family who will help me it might occur that no one is available to translate for us, I have a good friend trusted google translator :- )

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

Mariëlle
September 2021
We had the pleasure to be welcomed like family. Juanita had a lot of patience with us and with our curious 18 month daughter. We learned a lot and have the confidence to talk our lessons home, keeping Juanita forever close to us when we eat the food she learned us to cook.
Lilly
September 2021
We booked this event for our sister as her birthday present and we had such an amazing evening. We all have different experiences in cooking and the class was perfect for all stages of knowledge. We also loved the authentic atmosphere, the passion of Juanita for italian cuisine and the warm welcome. The food and dinner we had after the class was one of the best italian dishes we ever had and we truly truly will never forget this wonderful evening. Special thanks to Francesco who helped with the language and who also told us so many interesting things about the south of italy.
Delphine
August 2021
C'était notre première expérience d'activité Airbnb et nous sommes vraiment très heureux de l'avoir choisie. Le cours de cuisine s'est fait dans le jardin de Juanita et son accueil ainsi que celui de son mari Antonio et de son fils Francesco nous ont fait sentir que nous venions chez des amis. De plus, Juanita est une cuisinière hors pair qui a représenté sa région lors d'émissions culinaires italiennes. Elle connaît donc beaucoup de recettes et vous fait partager sa passion pour la cuisine du Salento. Mes 2 enfants se sont régalés avec la focaccia et les orrechiette. Grazie a tutta la famiglia !
Irene
August 2021
Un'esperienza stupenda. Si percepisce durante tutta la serata (piacevolmente continuata oltre gli orari previsti) la passione e l'amore che Juanita ha nel mantenere vive le tradizioni della sua terra e nel trasmetterle agli altri. Grazie anche al marito Antonio, si crea un'atmosfera piacevole, familiare e accogliente. Ti fanno sentire sin da subito coinvolto e parte della famiglia. L'atmosfera piacevole è comunque accompagnata dalla competenza e dalla professionalità della cesarina Juanita. Sicuramente raccomandato, anche e soprattutto per gli italiani.
Anne-Laure
August 2021
Thanks Juanita for this lovely evening. It was great fun and we felt immediately at ease for this cooking class. We would recommend to some friends if some come from France.
Dimitri
August 2021
We had a great cooking class with Juanita! We learned a lot, as she is happy to share all her knowledge and experience about Italian cuisine. And at the end we had a delicious meal (mostly thanks to her), so nothing more to ask for:)

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  • Thu., Sep. 30
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    $127 per person
  • Fri., Oct. 1
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    $127 per person
  • Sat., Oct. 2
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $127 per person
  • Sat., Oct. 2
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    $127 per person
  • Sun., Oct. 3
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $127 per person
  • Fri., Oct. 8
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    $102 per person, previously $127
  • Sat., Oct. 9
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $102 per person, previously $127
  • Sun., Oct. 10
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $102 per person, previously $127

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.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

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