Cooking classes

Flavors of Sicily at Pina's House

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Duration 3h

Max 10 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Cooking class: learn how to cook Italian recipes and taste the dishes prepared during the lesson

Private Experience

Private experiences are reserved for you and any guests you have booked for: no other people will be added so that you can enjoy maximum privacy.

Your experience
  • Crostini with pate, with pickles made by me. Tomatoes, aubergines, artichokes
  • Fresh scialatielli with mussels, courgette flowers and pesto
  • Fresh ricotta cream with decomposed cannoli and caramelized orange

I will be waiting for you at my home in Palermo to learn how to cook some traditional local dishes.

We will open the experience with an appetizer of crostini with pate and side dishes such as pickles (homemade by me), tomatoes, eggplant and artichokes. We will prepare fresh scialatielli with mussels, squash blossoms and pesto in the traditional way. At the end of the course it will be possible to sit down at the table to enjoy what we have prepared together, concluding with an iconic Palermo dessert such as fresh ricotta cream with decomposed cannoli and caramelized orange.

23 reviews
imagine you crave the best Italian meal available in Palermo and you cook this meal yourself! only with Pina will you find yourself immersed in the true art of Italian cooking. Pina greets you warmly (as if you were family) and she has the most wonderful home and kitchen. She taught us about Italian food by sharing her expertise. In addition to learning how to make Tiramisu, and homemade pasta, Pina provides extras she made before our visit and which she shared with us. This was an amazing experience with a beautiful woman. We found our cooking lesson with Pina to be one of the highlights of our visit to Palermo. Book your own experience as you will not be disappointed. Thank you Pina for sharing your expertise and your love of Italian cooking.

LVGIRL09 - May 2024

We had a wonderful time with Pina making traditional pasta, eating delicious fried artichoke, and being welcomed into her home. Being invited into Pina’s home gave us the opportunity to get to know a little bit of Palermo and the way people live in the city. From the gorgeous view out the window to the kindness Pina showed we are leaving with new recipes, and a new friend. Thank you for opening your home to us Pina!

Parker - March 2024

I spent a lovely morning cooking with Pina. She and her husband have a beautiful apartment in Palermo, I really felt like I was in Sicily. We made frittata, pasta busiate and sauce, and tiramisu. Pina served a fantastic artichoke pate and wine, of course, as we cooked. I’m embarrassed to admit that even though I am half Italian I had never made fresh pasta before. Pina taught me well because everything was delicious.

Stacie - March 2024

Pina welcomed us to her elegantly appointed apartment with a sweeping view of the mountains and sea for what turned out to be one of the best culinary experiences we had in Palermo, or anywhere for that matter. There is nothing more special than making food in someone's own kitchen, and Pina worked with us as we prepared gnocchi and a regional pasta, as well as sauces using fresh local ingredients. What we learned from her was something you can never get from a book, or from watching a video. We learned to feel the dough and know when the texture is just right. Pina revealed traditional pasta making secrets to us, saying "This is how my mother did it!". The time went by so quickly as we worked and talked, getting to know all about her and about Sicilian food. She had snacks and lovely wine for us as we kneaded and chopped and breathed in the aromas of garlic and tomatoes and basil. The afternoon culminated in her graciously serving us the feast we had prepared together on her lush balcony. We left, full and satisfied, with hugs and smiles and the recipes and notes to take back home. We are not Italian, but we have been given the special gift of Pina's culinary instruction as to how a true Italian cooks. We will carry the traditions and techniques back with us, and are already planning to recreate what we tasted. We will say to our friends and family who come to eat, "This is how Pina did it!" I cannot recommend any cooking experience I have had more highly than this. Sharing food and culture in someone's home is what life is about. Cook and eat with Pina and discover for yourself!

Paula  - March 2024

If you want a Palermo experience of what it is like to prepare and eat a delicious meal in a family home, this is the pick. We learned the secrets to make fresh pasta and cannoli. A lovely evening.

D & D - February 2024

€145.00 per guest

€72.50 per child

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Cesarina from 2022Location: Palermo    Languages: Italian and English
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