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Taormina: Sicilian Cooking Class & Market Tour

1. Taormina: Sicilian Cooking Class & Market Tour

Spend a morning in Taormina learning how to cook delicious Sicilian food from a professional chef. At the end of the class, participants enjoy the lunch they created along with wine. Meeting at 10:00 AM at the Arch of Porta Messina, the activity starts with a guided tour of the market of Taormina. Shopping for fresh ingredients, the group will enjoy learning about the local produce and take part in a small tasting of salamis and cheeses. Back at the restaurant the chef will explain the recipes in program while guests take a break for coffee. The preparation and the cooking of the food will then start, with the making of hand-made pasta a highlight. Once the dishes are prepared, everybody is invited to the table for the typical local lunch with accompanying wines. Afterwards, each participant will receive a certificate and an autographed apron as a souvenir of this special day.  

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Taormina: Market Tour and Home-Cooked Meal

2. Taormina: Market Tour and Home-Cooked Meal

If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, this is a fantastic way to learn the locals' wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. You can visit the local market with your "Cesarina", enjoying the atmosphere of an Italian local market and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. When you return to your Cesarina’s home, you will attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of their family cookbook while preparing one of the dishes right in front of you. You will sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert. Drinks included are water, a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee. You can feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

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Taormina: Half-Day Pizza Making Class

3. Taormina: Half-Day Pizza Making Class

Discover the secret to making an authentic Italian pizza at a half-day pizza making course in Taormina. Held in a pizzeria in the beautiful resort town, the class is led by a professional pizza maker, who will demonstrate how to prepare and bake a perfect pizza. Learn the basics of pizza preparation, following the simple advice and techniques demonstrated by your guide. Enjoy a hands-on experience as you discover how to make perfect pizza dough, get tips on what goes into a good pizza sauce, and hear how to have fun with pizza toppings. Learn the importance of a good wheat flour rich in gluten, water, and fresh yeast, discover how to stretch your dough, and how to transform it into something everyone will want to eat. Then, enjoy your pizzas for a complete meal that also includes mixed bruschetta, complimentary mineral water and soft drinks, and some local wine. Before you leave, your chef will present you with a pizza certificate to confirm that you are now a qualified pizza cook.

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Taormina Half-Day Sicilian Cooking Class & Market Tour

4. Taormina Half-Day Sicilian Cooking Class & Market Tour

Enjoy a full-day journey through the food culture of Sicily on a half-day combined market tour and cookery class. Start by meeting your chef for a guided tour of the local markets. Savor the aromas and colors of Sicily’s produce, selecting ingredients to prepare your lunch. Meet the fruit and vegetable vendors to find out what’s in season, and the fishmonger to choose the fresh catch of the day. Then, head to the kitchen for a hands-on cooking class in the company of Chef Massimo. You will learn to make some of his family recipes and Sicilian specialties, such as ricotta-stuffed zucchini flowers, a rainbow of sautéed peppers, eggplant and zucchini caponata, stuffed artichokes, and fresh egg pasta. For your main, you will prepare a fish, meat or vegetarian dish, such as involtini (rolled stuffed beef), fish cooked Taormina-style, or polpette (meatballs). End by making a typical Sicilian dessert, before enjoying a lunch based on the foods you prepared in class. Wash it all down with some delicious Sicilian wines.

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Taormina: Market Tour with Cooking Class in Local Home

5. Taormina: Market Tour with Cooking Class in Local Home

Discover what makes an Italian local market distinct and learn how to recognize the best produce with the help of a local expert. Experience the joy of Italian food in a cooking class at a local home and savor the food you make over some red and white wines. During the lesson, your host will reveal their own personal secrets to making three authentic recipes. Relax, as your host will ensure you are equipped with all the necessary ingredients and tools to make the dishes.  Finish your meal with a hot cup of coffee, and feel connected to a local cook. Take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you forever.

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Taormina: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

6. Taormina: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by local wines. Throughout the lesson, your cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for 3 authentic local recipes. You can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, and will also have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Next, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Taormina

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 79 reviews

The pizza making class was such an amazing experience to share with friends. It wasn’t just a pizza making class as we first made bread, then learnt how to make pasta and finally pizza. We had a great time playing with dough and tasting all of our creations. Maurizio is a wonderful teacher. Couldn’t have asked for more.

An incredibly great experience to immerse yourself in the secrets of Sicilian cuisine. We were welcomed in a very familiar way and had an unforgettable day! Any time!!

A great morning spent learning about Sicilian food. The lesson was really enjoyable and the chef was brilliant. I would highly recommend!

Really enjoyable experience , the team are generous with their time , food , experience and wine ! Great experience

A wonderful experience with amazing food & tips to stay! Massimo is a great person & chef!