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Palermo Half-Day Cooking Class & Market Tour

Palermo Half-Day Cooking Class & Market Tour

From US$ 176.95 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 4.5 hours
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  • 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 6 separate 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 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!
  • 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

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Meeting point

At the Piazza San Domenico, at the entry of the store LA RINASCENTE

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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
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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

What an awesome experience! We were made to feel like family. Patrizia and her daughter Giuliana are knowledgeable foodies that share their expertise in a generous manner. We had a lot of fun perusing the market where we had a chance to experience a slice of Sicilian every-day life. The lunch we prepared together was delicious along with great company, music, and wine. It was a definite highlight of our time in Sicily. Mark and Simmy

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June 1, 2019

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