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The "arancine" in the land of Oranges

Palermo, Italy

Experience hosted by Roberto

2.5 hoursHosted in Italian and English
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This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

We will prepare together the real arancini palermitane, the queens of street food, a specialty of Sicilian cuisine: it is a breaded and fried rice ball, 8-10 cm in diameter, stuffed generally with meat sauce, peas and caciocavallo, or diced cooked ham and mozzarella. The name derives from the original shape and the typical golden color, reminiscent of an orange.
the historical palermo Gaetano Basile, expert of popular traditions and Sicilian cuisine tells:
"It is a dish of Arab cuisine, made of saffron-flavored rice enriched with vegetables, smells and small pieces of meat. Normally it was served in the center of the table in a single tray and, as was customary also by our peasants, each one to eat stretched their hands. One day to make it takeaway the Arabs made it a ball similar to an orange .. ".
After the preparation that will follow the whole production process, from cooking rice to frying, we will taste them and, for those in excess, we will prepare take-away packs.
Other things to note
Each guest can be accompanied by a child. It is useful to report any food intolerances or special requests.
We will prepare together the real arancini palermitane, the queens of street food, a specialty of Sicilian cuisine: it is a breaded and fried rice ball, 8-10 cm in diameter, stuffed generally with meat sauce, peas and caciocavallo, or diced cooked ham and mozzarella. The name derives from the original shape and the typical golden color, reminiscent of an orange.
the historical palermo Gaetano Basile, expert of popular traditions and Sicilian…

What's included

  • Food
    Guests will be welcomed by a good glass of Sicilian wine and typical cheese...
  • Equipment
    Each guest will have an apron and can use the kitchen equipment.

Meet your host, Roberto

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I am a lover of cooking and eating and drinking well Italian. I like traditional cuisine revisited by new techniques but respecting local products. I believe that cooking, how to play, eating and little else, belongs to the pleasures of life.

I believe that the love of cooking and a good glass of wine seals the harmony of pleasure at the table.
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Where you'll be

The experience will be conducted in the kitchen of the Dragon and the Phoenix an apartment of my property in the center of Palermo that I rent on Airbnb and other sites.
The kitchen is very spacious with large resin shelves, a table and frescoed roofs.
The house also has a large lounge, a glass mezzanine and various relaxation areas
Lisa
May 2019
We had so much fun while learning how to make this wonderful Sicilian street food. I can not wait to go home and practice what I have learned. Roberto was a great host and his apartment was beautiful.

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Guests will have to bring only a great desire to have fun.