Cooking classes

Sicilian dessert: a long pastry-making tradition

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Duration 3h

Max 6 guests

Spoken languages:  English, Italian, Spanish, French

Cooking lesson: learn how to cook Italian recipes with a local Cesarina

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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.

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    Sicily is world famous for its sweets, the origins of which are the result of the many dominations that have passed through it. The different dominations in addition to having left traces in the architectural sphere have left a gastronomic legacy that has evolved, giving rise to Sicilian cuisine. Desserts are a fundamental pillar, without which a lunch or dinner cannot be concluded worthily, especially during festive periods. During the cooking class you will learn how to prepare 3 traditional Sicilian desserts as well as discover curious anecdotes about the origin or name of the dish. From almond cookies to cassata, via watermelon gelo and biscotti reginella. The desserts prepared vary according to seasonality and the holidays when it is customary to prepare them.

    67 reviews
    Alice and her partner Francesco did a fantastic job and we really enjoyed the 2 evenings with them. Seasonal and natural cooking with old and traditional recipes is seldom to find and Alice and Francesco have specialized on that. We went twice and would have gone more often given the time. You find real tradition very seldom in our days. All the best to you both from Eva and Michael-back in Germany.

    Eva and Michael - February 2024

    Alice was wonderful! She is a great host, an excellent cook and a fun dinner companion. :) I would 100% recommend booking a cooking class with her!

    Elina - January 2024

    Had so much fun!!! Our hosts welcomed us into their homes and we had the best time. I loved the pasta and tiramisu. We talked and laughed about driving in Sicily and the cultural differences between Italians and Americans! It was such a unique experience and I highly recommend!

    Samantha Newell Rogers - November 2023

    This was one of the best things we did on our honeymoon! Alice and Francesco were excellent hosts and full of knowledge about Sicily, Italian food, food science, and everything in between. They customized a class just for us so that we could make both focaccia and cannoli. The food was delicious and we had an amazing time. Highly recommend taking a class with Alice. It was definitely the highlight of Palermo. We look forward to making the recipes we learned!

    Melissa and Yotam - November 2023

    Alice and Francesco welcomed both myself and my teenage son into their home for a perfect morning. We were able to prepare pasta and tirimasu for our lunch. My son was very pleased as he got to use a pasta machine before making the pasta sheets into ravioli. We talked with Alice and Francesco over lunch which was lovely, learning about their culture and life in Scicily. We also tried homemade limincello and jams which were just divine. We would thoroughly recommend Alice as your host if you are thinking of booking this experience. Thank you so much!!

    Sarah & James  - October 2023

    €129.00 per guest

    €64.50 per child

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    Cesarina from 2022Location: Palermo    Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French
    "I was passionate about cooking and food since I was a child, accomplices grandmother who loved to cook and the whole family who loves to eat well. I therefore decided to pursue a university career in the field of gastronomy. I have faced a multidisciplinary and holistic path that has treated the world of food at 360 o'clock. I love cooking for my family and for others, starting from the choice of recipes and the selection of ingredients. I like to experiment and I'm particularly passionate about pastry and leavened foods. I do research on ancient cookbooks and asking around, especially older ladies, their family recipes. Sicily, like all Italy, has an invaluable gastronomic heritage, whose recipes and preparations vary from house to house, not only between cities and provinces. This gives the palate the opportunity to enjoy the same traditional dishes with different ingredients, techniques and stories."
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