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Palermo: Half-Day Cooking Class & Market Tour

4.9 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: www.siciliandays.com

Palermo: Half-Day Cooking Class & Market Tour

Activity provider: www.siciliandays.com

From US$ 151.93 per person

A real cooking class on Sicilian Typical cuisine, a premiere cuisine in Italy. You will meet the chef in the morning and you will go together to the old market Capo to buy the fresh food you will use to cook the dishes.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a cooking class that teaches you to make traditional Sicilian dishes
  • Go with the chef to the market to buy fresh and seasonal ingredients
  • Cook 4 courses, and afterward, enjoy eating them along with Sicilian wine
Full description

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 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!

Includes
  • Ingredients as per itinerary
  • Lunch
  • Sicilian wine tasting (wide selection available)
  • Drop off (available upon request)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 18 years and older must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 3 months. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts and proof of medical complications. Students who are under 18 years old may present proof of regular school testing instead of proof of vaccination. Participants who are under 7 years old and not in school do not require proof of vaccination or a negative test

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Meeting point

Meet by Porta Carini, the entrance to the Capo Market.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please note, this tour is both gastronomically and culturally themed. It is a food and wine experience with authentic and traditional Sicilian cuisine. During the way back from the market to the house, you will also take in a beautiful view of ancient and Baroque Palermo
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free menus are also available
  • On request it is possible to take a private cooking class for smaller groups, with different starting times
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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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.

March 1, 2022

This cooking class with Patrizia was a ton of fun and incredibly delicious. She is a skilled cook and a very kind host. It was the best meal I had in Sicily by a long shot! And I loved being able to help put the meal together with Patrizia and a few other travelers.

November 9, 2019

Interesting and chilled introduction into sicilian cuisine

I loved the course. Patrizia was a knowledgable host and chef, we had a good talk together with her daughter (I was alone on the tour that day) - especially about their upcoming recipe book. In the end it felt like saying good bye to old friends while being stuffed with wine and amazing homemade Sicilian dishes. If I ever come back to Palermo, I might do the tour again!

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October 5, 2019

Product ID: 35754