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Palermo: Half-Day Cooking Class & Market Tour

1. Palermo: Half-Day Cooking Class & Market Tour

Embark on a half-day journey that will familiarize you with the ingredients, techniques, recipes, and tastes of Sicilian food!  With your group of no more than 8 people, travel from an apartment in the heart of Palermo to Market Vucciria or Capo. Here you will purchase fresh and seasonal ingredients needed for the meal. Then return to the apartment and get started. You will be guided by a chef who will help and oversee as you work. In true Sicilian tradition, begin with a starter, followed by a primo (pasta), a second (which includes fish or meat), caponata (a vegetable stew salad of eggplants, celery, green olives, and capers), and a typical Sicilian cake. Along with your meal, you will taste 6 Sicilian wines, specifically chosen to pair with your courses. It is a great chance to start to cook like a Sicilian, and prepare the classic dishes in a very easy and enjoyable way!

Palermo: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

2. Palermo: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

This local supplier is home to Italy's first and finest network of home cooks, known as "Cesarina" (a passionate Italian cook and host whose empire is the heart of the Italian home: the kitchen). Since 2004, they have been sharing the joy of regional Italian cuisine with thousands of travelers from all over the world. If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, the Cesarine are here to share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Visit the local market with your Cesarina, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Come back to your Cesarina’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

Market Tour and Hands On Cooking Class in Palermo

3. Market Tour and Hands On Cooking Class in Palermo

Meet your local chef and follow them through a beautiful old market in Palermo. Learn how to shop for local produce based on the season. Select seasonal ingredients to use in your cooking class, where you will prepare a meal like a local. Enter the home of your friendly chef and learn all about Sicilian cuisine. You will prepare different local recipes and you will feel like a local chef for a day. The menu will change according to the season but will always include an antipasto, primo (first course), secondo (second course), dessert, and fine Sicilian wine. Once the work is completed, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor with fine Sicilian wine.

Palermo: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

4. Palermo: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test.  Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Taste everything you have prepared with a selection of red and white local wines.

Palermo: Pasta and Tiramisu Class at a Local's Home

5. Palermo: Pasta and Tiramisu Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta and tiramisu-making class in a welcoming home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and tiramisu and savor the fruits of your labor for lunch or dinner accompanied by local wines. During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the famous Italian tiramisu dessert from scratch. Discover the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes from your chef/guide. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family when you get home with an authentic Italian meal. This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Palermo: Cooking and Limoncello Class

6. Palermo: Cooking and Limoncello Class

Your tour will begin as you travel to a beautiful market to buy your ingredients. From there, you will travel to your host's kitchen where you will take part in a class to create a Sicilian menu of three dishes, plus the famous Sicilian Limoncello. Once having arrived back home, a glass of cold Sicilian white wine will be your welcoming pass to begin your amazing experience. Your lunch will consist of the plates you prepare together with your group, which will be comprised of 3 courses, a great selection of Sicilian wines, and of course Limoncello. You will discover the secret to making the best Limoncello, and at the conclusion of your experience you will receive a bottle to take home. All the recipes belong to your host's family, which your chef will share with your group, providing recipes as well as secrets.

Palermo Private Home Cooking Class

7. Palermo Private Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines.  During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

Palermo: Market, Cooking Class and Dining in a Local's Home

8. Palermo: Market, Cooking Class and Dining in a Local's Home

Go food shopping like a local with your expert home cook, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the expert cook's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the home cool will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Palermo

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 54 reviews

The cooking workshop was TOP! Friendly lady, who explains well and with whom you put traditional Sicilian dishes on the table. Hospitality and enthusiasm, splashes from it. Be sure to make the recipes at home, even if the environment is different, hope to be able to match the taste. It's going to be difficult, but definitely worth a try. All in all, highly recommended to take this cooking and limoncello class.

A nice way to get to meet someone local, to cook and enjoy fresh food that you would not find on a restaurant menu. The experience goes well beyond food, it is mostly about having a good time with a friendly host with whom you will learn the ins and outs of the Palermo life.

Incredible experience, our wonderful host Rosalia made us feel so welcome and took great care of us. We learnt how to make the best pasta alla Norma we tasted in Sicily, this class was definitely the highlight of our trip. Cannot recommend enough!

Special experience of our trip - the Cooking class with Patricia was really nice, we ve learnt delicious reciepts and had a warm chat with each other Highly recommended if you want to learn more from Sicily than just looking around

We had a great experience and a lovely day! Is was really nice.