Cooking classes

Cannolo experience

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Duration 2h

Max 8 guests

Spoken languages:  English, Italian, Spanish, French

Cooking class: learn how to cook traditional & innovative Italian recipes from a local Cesarina

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    During this experience you will learn how to make cannoli from scratch: the most classic of Sicilian desserts characterized by a crispy shell lightly flavored with cinnamon filled with enveloping ricotta cream sweetened with sugar and chocolate chips. All with local raw materials!

    We will start with the dough, and while it rests we will prepare the ricotta cream, then proceed to rolling and forming the cannoli wrapped on traditional river reeds and frying them. As soon as they are cold we will fill them with the ricotta cream and decorate with homemade candied orange peels and pistachio granola. At this point we will end the experience by tasting the freshly prepared cannoli paired with homemade liqueurs such as limoncello or marsala wine.

    95 reviews
    I had a lovely time with Alice and Francesco. I was the only one in the class. They were knowledgeable and lovely to chat with. Highly recommended.

    Judith - July 2024

    Alice & Francesco were amazing hosts! Our group absolutely loved visiting their beautiful home, cooking traditional Sicilian pasta & tiramisu, & trying different local foods. What made our evening with A&F so special, was their incredible generosity! We were also blown away by their friendliness & the amount of information they were able to share with us, not only about the local produce & traditional recipes but also about Palermo’s politics & history. We could not recommend A&F enough- they were fantastic teachers & wonderful hosts! Thank you!!

    Genevieve Price - July 2024

    Alice and Francesco were amazing hosts. This was our first time in Italy and they were by far the most memorable part of our trip, also the best food we ate on the trip. We would highly recommend booking a class with her while you are staying in Palermo.

    Ryan  - July 2024

    We had a really pleasant Morning & Afternoon with Alice & Francesco, learning all about some of the cultural history of Italian cooking and even more enjoyable eating freshly made food prepared by our very hands 😍 I recommend the class to all visiting, but make sure you do so early on during your trip so you can ask for wonderful recommendations for the rest of your trip!

    Oliver - July 2024

    Alice provided a magical evening. Every dish was delicious. Alice was extremely well organized and ensured a very hands-on experience. After cooking the dishes we prepared, we enjoyed an engaging dinner with Alice and Francesco full of interesting and informative discussions. It was a memorable experience that I would highly recommend. All the recipes were clear and well written. We felt very comfortable asking questions.

    Gary  - July 2024

    €172.00 per guest

    €86.00 per child

    You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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    Cesarina from 2022Location: Palermo    Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French
    "I was passionate about cooking and food since I was a child, accomplices grandmother who loved to cook and the whole family who loves to eat well. I therefore decided to pursue a university career in the field of gastronomy. I have faced a multidisciplinary and holistic path that has treated the world of food at 360 o'clock. I love cooking for my family and for others, starting from the choice of recipes and the selection of ingredients. I like to experiment and I'm particularly passionate about pastry and leavened foods. I do research on ancient cookbooks and asking around, especially older ladies, their family recipes. Sicily, like all Italy, has an invaluable gastronomic heritage, whose recipes and preparations vary from house to house, not only between cities and provinces. This gives the palate the opportunity to enjoy the same traditional dishes with different ingredients, techniques and stories."
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