Cooking classes

Sicilian cooking lesson: baked anelletti and cannoli

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Francesca Maria


Duration 2h 30m

Max 8 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

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

Shared Experience

In a shared experience, other guests may be added, up to the maximum number of people that the host can accommodate. Therefore you may have the opportunity to share your passion for good food and cooking with other people from all over the world!

Your experience

    I look forward to creating together two traditional dishes of my hometown's festivities: baked anelletti and cannoli with ricotta cream. I live in Bagheria, a town not far from Palermo, in a charming villa boasting a cosy garden and a welcoming patio filled with plants and flowers. My spacious kitchen, bathed in light and family warmth, is equipped with a wood-burning oven and stove! We will tackle each aspect of the preparation together: we'll fry the eggplants, prepare the ragù for the pasta, the ricotta cream, and knead the dough for the cannoli. In short... I'll make you fall in love with these dishes, treasures of my hometown and family tradition!

    Gluten free

    26 reviews
    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

    My husband and I had such a lovely dining experience with Francesca. This was the first time we’ve ever done an experience like this and I would recommend it to everyone! The food was absolutely amazing, best of the whole weekend spent in Paloma. It was also so nice to talk with Francesca and learn more about her and Sicily and the local foods. She was so helpful and welcoming and I hope we get the chance to go back and do this again with friends!

    Rachel  - April 2024

    €117.00 per guest

    €59.00 per child

    You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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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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