Cooking classes

Cooking class of my tradition

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Francesca Maria


Duration 3h

Max 12 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

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

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    In my family, cooking has always valued raw materials, and now I like to experiment with new combinations. I will take you on a discovery of traditional dishes passed down in my family. It will be an amazing experience! Together, we will prepare two types of artisanal pasta using ancient varieties of wheat, then we will move on to Grandma's meatballs, to be made together as I reveal the family secrets for perfect cooking. And, of course, everything will be accompanied by local wines.



    Gluten free

    27 reviews
    This was a fantastic experience. Francesca hosted us in a very well appointed private kitchen and showed great skill in handling our group ranging from very experienced cooks to pure novice (me!). She was kind, thoughtful and responsive to all of our questions while walking us through making an incredible meal. I can’t recommend this enough.

    Mark Fiorello - May 2024

    Fun! Francesca is a lot of fun and a great teacher! Can’t wait to try our new recipes on family and friends when we get back to California! Gracie, Francesca!

    Cindy and Joe Delumen - May 2024

    Wonderful food, welcoming atmosphere, beautiful setting! Come see Francesca and mangia bene! Bellissima!

    Carrie Bailey - May 2024

    We had a wonderful experience with Francesca in Bagheria! We made caponata, gnocchi and almond biscuits. The food was absolutely to die for, although the caponata was a personal favorite. Francesca was a very good teacher. You can tell she has excellent food knowledge. She is very welcoming and has a great sense of humor. We came with our three year old son and she was very sweet and patient with him as well. Her kitchen is the perfect set up and a great place to host classes. We even got to use basil and lemons from her own garden. Thanks Francesca!

    Hayley  - May 2024

    We decided before our trip to Palermo that we wanted to experience a Sicilian cookery class. I looked online at a few but Francesca's really stood out as traditional, homely, fun and welcoming. She didn't disappoint. We made fresh pasta together, she showed us around her garden and we ate. The pasta was delicious. She showed us how to cook with simple ingredients and make a couple of traditional Sicilian pasta dishes, we will definitely be making at home! Without doubt, this was the highlight of our holiday, and when we return to Palermo again, we will return to make different dishes. Grazie mille!!

    Hannah & Nathan - April 2024

    €334.00 per guest

    €167.00 per child

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    Francesca Maria
    Cesarina from 2021Location: Palermo    Languages: Italian and English
    Francesca lives in Bagheria, the 'city of villas', a land kissed by the sun and the sea breeze. Our Cesarina brings Sicilian recipes to the table, rich in contrasts, where sweet is combined with salty, sweet and sour is used a lot and dried fruit is perfect on meat, fish and vegetables. "All this is the result of the cultures that have passed through our land. My cuisine is linked to the traditions of both my area and my family. I only use local products and I hope to be able to pass on to my guests all the passion and love that I put when I cook."
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