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Sicilian cooking and its Arabian origins

Palermo, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Rossella

3.5 hours
Sicilian
Up to 6 people
Hosted in Italian, English

What you'll do

The cooking class consists of the preparation of two typical sicilian dishes and the tasting of many others. I'll welcome you in my kitchen and I'll offer you a glass of wine on the terrace with the view on Monte Pellegrino. I'll give you the first hints and then we' ll start together to preapare some dishes, "anelletti al forno and parmigiana, typical dishes of sicilian cooking and I'll tell you all the stories linked to our tradition. Some ingredients will just precooked and ready to be used by you to prepare the dish otherwise we won't have enough time. If you are not very clever in cooking, don't worry , we'll taste together some other dishes as panelle, arancine, sfincione, that you will find ready to eat waiting the dishes you prepared are baking. You'll eat what you have cooked in the dining room of my house drinking a fresh wine and some typical sweet if you like. You'll feel to stay with your old friends and we'll give you the recipe of the dishes to prepare them and offer to your friends at home.
Other things to note
Please let me know in advance if you have any intollerance or allergy, let me know if there is a particular dish you want to try
The cooking class consists of the preparation of two typical sicilian dishes and the tasting of many others. I'll welcome you in my kitchen and I'll offer you a glass of wine on the terrace with the view on Monte Pellegrino. I'll give you the first hints and then we' ll start together to preapare some dishes, "anelletti al forno and parmigiana, typical dishes of sicilian cooking and I'll tell you all the stories linked to our tradition. Some i…

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What's included

  • Food
    3 starters, 1 first dish, parmigiana, a dessert , water, wine and coffe
  • Equipment
    1 sicilian gadget
From $65
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Rossella

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 33 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am Rossella, a sicilian woman fond of sea and cooking. I like to share with my guetss this passion and to practise some change. I am friendly and I like to know new reality and culture. We'll start chatting about sicilian cooking tradition; typical dishes and their stories, from the Arabian to Gattopardo time. Our dishes have something exotic but simple and original as sweet and sour.You'll learn to cook cheerfully typical Palermo dishes spending an enjoyble evening among friends. Don't miss it !
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Where you'll be

In a flat at the 6th floor in a central area of Palermo. In the kitchen and the dining room of my house and on the terrrace and all the spaces around

Rated 4.76 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Mary
February 2020
Book this experience!!! It was WONDERFUL!!! Rosella was so welcoming, thoughtful, and generous! I learned so much, and I can’t wait to recreate some of these recipes on my own!
Louise
February 2020
Having said I was vegetarian prior to arrival I was disconcerted that beef was present on the menu; thus I came home without eating/participating after 20 minutes. Rossella was welcoming, and her home was lovely but I didn’t partake and left when the beef appeared! A word of caution for vegetarians maybe check the menu if you don’t want this to happen to you!
Having said I was vegetarian prior to arrival I was disconcerted that beef was present on the menu; thus I came home without eating/participating after 20 minutes. Rossella was wel…
Christine
February 2020
Just returned after an enjoyable evening sampling the delights and learning to cook some scrumptious Sicilian food. Rosella was a great host and added some thoughtful touches making us all feel very welcome.
Joanna
February 2020
A nice evening in a multicultural circle. We met new dishes, a day later we repeated some of them cooking at home. Thank you for stories about food, family and travels. And see you soon!
Christopher
January 2020
Cooked a range of interesting dishes and Rosella was very accommodating with dietary requests of my friend and I, that was really appreciated! Helpful and good idea to email recipe instructions too, which was a good touch. Many thanks for an enjoyable experience in Palermo 🙂
Cooked a range of interesting dishes and Rosella was very accommodating with dietary requests of my friend and I, that was really appreciated! Helpful and good idea to email recipe…
Brenda
January 2020
The welcome was warm and wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Rossella who was a thoughtful teacher explaining the food, sharing her knowledge and experiences and encouraging me to explore Palermo. The fact that she drove me home was a real treat.
The welcome was warm and wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Rossella who was a thoughtful teacher explaining the food, sharing her knowledge and experiences and encouraging me…

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 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Curiosity,interest and a lot of fun