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Martorana fruit: festivals and traditions in Palermo

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Duration 4h

Max 4 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

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    In Palermo the celebration dedicated to the Dead is particularly heartfelt and the whole city is colored with food and sweet things.

    We will take a tour of the ancient Ballarò market together to admire the stalls ready for the Festival of the Dead. We will purchase the useful products to make "U Cannistru", basket or boxes of the Dead. We will return home to prepare the famous "Frutta Martorana" to put in the basket. During the experience I will sing for you songs in the Sicilian language specific to this festival and you will bring your baskets with you.


    28 reviews
    Rosa was very welcoming from the first second! Very open and warm, and it was clear she is used to host. The food was great and showed some different tastes, in plenty portion sizes! We also got som great advice on the city!

    From Henrik and Litzy - May 2024

    This class was excellent! Rosa was very knowledgeable and excited to welcome us into her home. The preparation was fun and the food was delicious. Highly recommend!

    Ian Glass - May 2024

    We really enjoyed the evening and our cooking class with Rosa. Thank you for teaching us your grandmas‘ delicious recipe! :)

    Dora - May 2024

    Wonderful, fantastic experience. Rosa is a truly warm, loving and interesting person with a great singing voice. Also a good cook! Thank you for the prickly pear liquor

    Sher Meekings - October 2023

    A wonderful event! Rosa has been a lovely host. She gave me a lot of insights into cooking pasta and tiramisu. I recommend strongly to book a cooking class with Rosa. It turned out she is not only a good chef and host but also a great singer! Looking forward to the next cooking class!

    Katrin - September 2023

    €179.00 per guest

    €89.50 per child

    You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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    Cesarina from 2021Location: Palermo    Languages: Italian and English
    Rosa welcomes her guests to her apartment in the heart of Ballarò. "I love to cook and experiment, but in the end I love to cook and eat Sicilian, using Sicilian products at Km 0. What I cook was taught to me by my mother, by aunts and grandmothers acquired over time. I am a singer and actress, so I love to sing while I cook and entertain my guests with songs and stories of our Sicily bedda. At my table, simple and well-finished, seasonal dishes, with attention for vegetarians and gluten intolerant. "
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