What you'll do
On a typical lesson day we meet in the morning at one of Palermo’s oldest markets, shop around for any items we will need for the lesson and then stroll to the air-conditioned school kitchen where we prepare a 4 course Sicilian meal, learning the techniques and tricks needed to recreate it when you return home. Meals are made up of a starter, pasta course, main course and desert (changes can be made for individuals with specific dietary requirements where appropriate). After the lesson we can sit down together to enjoy the fruits of our labour along with a selection of Sicilian wines rounded off with some homemade liqueurs and coffee. We believe that the true expression of Sicilian cuisine comes from the quality of its fresh seasonal produce so we strive to always ensure that we have the best of what Sicily has to offer in order to share this with our guests. This is an entertaining and informative day out, recommended for cooks of all levels.
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I came to Sicily following the love of my life after meeting her on a plane! I studied Italian cuisine at Alma before working in various restaurants, soaking up every bit of information before taking off around Europe to work as a private chef As exciting as that may seem, I missed the simple food & traditions of the Sicilian countryside, so I returned as a culinary instructor at the Gambero Rosso cooking school & then as head-chef & teacher at the Anna Tasca Lanza cooking school at Regaleali I have now returned to Palermo keen to share my love & passion for Sicilian food & cooking with you!
All food for the 4 course lunch lesson will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements or…
All drinks and refreshments will also be provided, including a selection of Sicilian wines and homemade liqueurs
All necessary cooking equipment including aprons for the participants will be provided
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Where you'll be
We meet at Piazza San Domenico in the historical centre in Palermo. We then go for a gentle walk through the ancient Vucceria market to pick up anything we may need for the class. Then we head to the school kitchen for the lesson and lunch! This whole journey takes a leisurely half hour. For anyone who prefers not to go to the market, you can meet us in front of the Chiesa Dello Spasimo which is very close to the school.
Things to keep in mind
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.
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Up to 8 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. 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…
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you (or any in your party) have any dietary requirements, intolerances etc. Also, let us know asap if you prefer not to do the walk through the market.
Sicilian Cooking Lesson