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Local producers tour, cooking traditional Salento recipes

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Duration 4h

Max 5 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian, English, French

Follow your Cesarina in a local market tour, challenge yourself with a hands-on cooking class followed by a tasting of the recipes prepared during the lesson

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Your experience
  • Parmigiana ( traditional dishes with eggplants, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil)
  • Orecchiette with turnip tops or scattarisciata is cooking class for apical handmade italian pasta and traditional recipe. Few ingredients: handmade pasta, turnip tops or fresh tomato.
  • A tart with leccese quince, traditional pie of Salento. A tiramisu: traditional dessert with mascarpone, cream, chocolate and biscuits

One of the best ways to experience the true heart of Southern Italy is to visit the local markets. After gathering what we need, we'll start the cooking class at my place. We will begin with parmigiana (traditional dish with eggplants, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil). After that, orecchiette with turnip tops or scattarisciata, handmade pasta that can't be missed at our table. As dessert, either a tart with leccese quince, that is a traditional pie of Salento, or a tiramisù.

7 reviews
We had a great evening with Lidia and her family. They were very warm and welcoming. They involved us in the preparation of a delicious meal and we enjoyed it along with homemade limoncello in their lovely garden. It was a perfect southern Italian evening!

Eileen O - June 2024

It was the best Italian experience you could wish for. Lidia and her family were amazing. We had so much fun learning how to cook and seeing the master herself in action. The food itself was amazing, and definitely best tiramisu we have ever tried. It was so lovely to have lunch with the family. And homemade limoncello is just another unforgettable small part! We loved it all, and wish we could do it again. Thank you!

Adam - June 2024

Siamo stati ospiti dalla Signora Lidia a Otranto. Lidia e tutta la sua famiglia sono persone straordinarie. È stata una serata bellissima e ci siamo sentite a casa. Tutto quello che ci ha preparato era davvero buonissimo, fatto con tanta esperienza e amore. Abbiamo imparato tanto e consigliamo a tutti questa meravigliosa esperienza che porteremo nel cuore.

Milena - August 2023

I felt welcome, at ease and comfortable to visit Lidia's wonderful home and to meet her family. It was wonderful to see and be involved in making tiramisu and pasta. I have never done this before, so it was a completely new experience and Lidia was amazing with her instructions, guidance and support. Her family helped explain the cooking process, and the four courses were all amazing. I was blown away with the quality of the food and cooking. A really amazing experience that I will cherish.

Michael - June 2023

Was für ein Erlebnis! Wir sind sehr herzlich in der Familie aufgenommen worden und hatten ein hervorragendes vier Gänge Menü! Mama Lidia hat mit uns das Tiramisu und überbackene Muscheln, Dorade und Orecchiette Tomaten Sugo in ihrer Wohnung gemacht. Nach drei stunden kochen, haben wir herrlich im Garten gespeist. Eine absolut einzigartige Erfahrung in der Umgebung einer italienischen Mama zu kochen. Sehr empfehlenswert.

Melanie - June 2023

€189.00 per guest

€94.50 per child

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Cesarina from 2020Location: Otranto    Languages: Italian, English, French
Our Cesarina Lidia has always worked in the restaurant business and knows all the secrets of traditional Salento products and recipes. "My son Elio and I are a perfect team: I take care of the kitchen, while he is an expert in wines and ancient recipes. A mix of gastronomy and culture that we love to offer to friends, relatives and tourists from all over the world."
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