Cooking classes

In Matera with its traditions

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Anna Maria


Duration 3h

Max 8 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

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

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  • "Rolls of Pepper"
  • Orecchiette with turnip cream and burrata
  • Sweet ricotta pizza

The guest who visits Matera knows he has to make a passage into history, into the origins of man among caves, rock churches, water collection systems, alleys and stairways, ancient palaces with their courtyards where the daily life of the civita took place, and after going back up to the center of the new town he decides to get to know the traditions of the local cuisine, poor but made of quality ingredients from the territory: flour from ancient grains and water for orecchiette, cavatelli or "strascinate," legumes cooked and then reduced to a cream to season pasta and vegetables, the "peperone crusco" that from appetizer to dessert is sovereign of our tables and mine in particular, that table where the 'guest will sit welcomed as at home, in joy and ready to put "his hands to pasta."


9 reviews
Esperienza bellissima, Anna Maria è stata fantastica e ci ha fatto sentire a nostro agio fin dal primo istante. Ci siamo sentiti a casa e abbiamo passato una bellissima serata!


My wife and I had wonderful time with Anna Maria and it was a surprise and pleasure to have her husband join us for the meal we prepared. Fort anyone going to Matera this is an experience they should try. The food was great and there was more than we could ever eat. Excellent way to spend a lunch and we have done a lot of cooking classes in Europe. This was one of the best.

Ronald Gale Gallagher - October 2023

Cooking with Anna was a warm and friendly experience. Learning to cook orichette was very fun. We felt at home eating a meal with Anna and her husband. I highly recommend cooking with Anna!!

Timothy - April 2023

Venerdì sera sono stata ospite insieme ad altre amiche a cena della mia cara amica AnnaMaria,tutto perfetto dalla tavola ai piatti super buoni e molto scenogfici. Anna Maria è una perfetta padrona di casa mette tutti a proprio agio e soprattutto una bravissima cuoca.

Brunella - February 2023

Sono passati un bel po di anni dall’ultima cena a casa di Anna Maria e la sua capacità di accogliere i suoi ospiti fa dimenticare il temo passato. La sua cucina rispetta la genuinità e la qualità dei prodotti della nostra terra, con una rivisitazione che ne esalta i sapori. Grazie per la splendida serata

mari lucia de bellis - February 2023

€129.00 per guest

€64.50 per child

You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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Anna Maria
Cesarina from 2018Location: Matera    Languages: Italian and English
Visiting Matera, walking around or just admiring the Sassi and breathtaking views, is an unforgettable experience. UNESCO has honored the city by recognizing it as a World Heritage site and it could not otherwise, judging by the amazed reactions caused by the Sassi, the cathedral, the numerous rupestrian churches, the traces of a monasticism come from afar, the places of faith and pilgrimage, and the beautiful scenic nature. Moreover, on the occasion of its prestigious nomination as the European Capital of Culture in 2019, it has become a constellation of events and is preparing to welcome artists and tourists from all over the world. Materana cuisine, which consists of rustic country dishes prepared with locally produced products, are to be discovered. Cesarina Anna Maria’s cooking is also something to be discovered. She loves organizing dinners and parties and also caters events, such as exhibitions or inaugurations. She enjoys meeting people and it is for this reason that she has decided to become a Cesarina and create memorable culinary experiences for her guests.
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