Homemade orecchiette

Lecce, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Paola

4 hours, Hosted in Italian, English and French
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.
Italian cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

Armed with board, flour and water, we will make together with our guests Orecchiette, a typical Apulian pasta shape. We will cook them following the traditional recipes, with fresh scattarisciati tomatoes or with cime di rapa (turnip greens), depending on the season. In addition to ‘’our orecchiette’’, we will taste a typical Salento menu consisting of tarallini, frise, cheese, mozzarella, legumes and vegetables that we could also have the chance to harvest from our home’s garden, depending on availability. There will also be a good bottle of Salento wine on the table and the liqueur made with laurel leaves collected from the great hedge of grandparents’ house.
Narrations and explanations on the history and traditions of Salento will accompany the culinary experience.
Other things to note
It is possible to combine the "Orecchiette fatte in casa" experience with an overnight stay in "Villa Salentina in città" with discounts https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/19106234
Armed with board, flour and water, we will make together with our guests Orecchiette, a typical Apulian pasta shape. We will cook them following the traditional recipes, with fresh scattarisciati tomatoes or with cime di rapa (turnip greens), depending on the season. In addition to ‘’our orecchiette’’, we will taste a typical Salento menu consisting of tarallini, frise, cheese, mozzarella, legumes and vegetables that we could also have the chance…

What's included

  • Food
    I offer a typical Salento menu consisting of a first course of orecchiette...
  • Equipment
    IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE ANTICOVID GUIDELINES FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY, i WILL P...

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your host, Paola

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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When I went to visit my grandmother in Ostuni as a child, she would always say to my grandfather "pre' pre', facim do stacciodd p' la piccenna’’, ‘’come on, come on, let’s make orecchiette for the kid’’. And immediately the board, the semolina in the big cotton bags and the lukewarm water in the kettle that I still keep, appeared. My task was to place the orecchiette magically created by my grandmother's hands, under the watchful eye of my grandfather. Now that these beloved people are no longer with us, the wise hands of my aunt have taught my daughters and I the noble art of preparing orecchiette at home, so that family, traditions, affections, memories, smells, tastes, rituals don’t get lost.
When I went to visit my grandmother in Ostuni as a child, she would always say to my grandfather "pre' pre', facim do stacciodd p' la piccenna’’, ‘’come on, come on, let’s make orecchiette for the kid’’. And immediately the board, the semolina in the big cotton bags and the lukewarm water in the kettle that I still keep, appeared. My task was to place the orecchiette magically created by my grandmother's hands, under the watchful eye of my grandfather. Now that these beloved people are no longe…
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Where you'll be

I will host you in my house, a typical 19th century Salento villa in Lecce stone and walls from the Messapian era. Depending on the season, we will be in the living room or in the garden to enjoy the colors and scents of Salento. SINGLE WORKING TABLES AND LARGE SPACES ALLOW THE SPACING IN COMPLIANCE WITH ANTICOVID RULES ANDE DECREES . The experience can be carried out in the morning or evening at request.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 101 reviews.

Matthieu
September 2021
Cette expérience est juste exceptionnelle, et c’est Paolo qui la rend exceptionnelle ! Dans un Français impeccable avec le charme de l’accent Italien Paola nous a appris à faire différents type de pâtes que nous avons ensuite cuisiné de 3 façon les différentes. C’était succulent. Paola est une personne géniale qui nous a fait part de son histoire et ses rencontres. Bref une soirée mémorable .
Aleksandar
September 2021
Paola was really nice host. We had a great evening with her and the other guests. The cooking class was really fun and Paola told us a lot of interesting stories about food, local history and personal experience. We had really nice social experience and I strongly recommend it. The location was good and there were plenty of parking spots. The food was amazing and the wine was also really good. 👌🏼👌🏼
Ale
September 2021
Such a nice time! She began with coffee and the pasta making takes a couple hours so don’t be too hungry when you arrive. It’s near town but expect a little bit of a walk and the location/house and garden are beautiful. Paola is a gem 💎 !!
Jessy
September 2021
My boyfriend and I booked this experience and it was truely amazing. We would highly recommend and it’s a absolutely a must when you visit Lecce! Paola is a incredibely sweet and loving person. She welcomed us in here beautiful home for the workshop and took all the time we need to learn how to make pasta and to answer our questions. It was a wonderful evening and a experience to never forget. Thanks again Paola :)
Jill
September 2021
Thank you for an amazing experience Paola. Your thoughtful attention to detail, easy but fun cooking and absolutely beautiful setting gave us the best cooking experience of our life! We are sending our friends to you:) Words can't describe this incredible day. Thank you!!
Dewi
September 2021
Paula is a very kind and sweet woman. Her house is beautiful which makes the experience even more beter. She teached multiple authentic pastas and sause recipes. It was very tastefull and such a nice experience. Would recommend this to anyone!

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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.
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

I will provide to everything you need. You just bring smiles, and curiosity about local customs and traditions