Market Tour and Hands On Cooking Class in Palermo
- Small group
- Duration: 3 hours
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My friend and I did the cooking course with Patrizia last weekend. We started by going to the market and seeing all the beautiful produce and picking out what we needed for our dishes. We arrived at Patrizia's beautiful apartment shortly afterwards. The kitchen was lovely with authentic Sicilian tiles and everything we needed for cooking. She open up some olives, bread, cheese and olive oil for us to enjoy whilst we cooked. We also had a delicious glass of Nero D'Avalo and were told to help ourselves throughout the time we were cooking. Patrizia's attitude to cooking was so calming and relaxing, it felt like we were at a friend's house helping her make dinner. She was so friendly and approachable and answered any questions we had. Once we had finished cooking, we took a seat at the table and Patrizia served up our cooking. It was absolutely delicious! The whole experience was excellent and I recommend it to anyone who is looking to learn more about Italian cooking! :)
We had the most fantastic time from start to finish during our cooking lesson. Patrizia was so warm and welcoming, she really made the experience wonderful. We journeyed through the market, where she pointed out different local treats, and we got to stop and try some local cheeses and street food. She also acted as a tour guide, giving us a great insight into where the locals go to eat, drink, and be merry. We then went back to the beautiful flat to start cooking. The recipes were simple to follow, and Patrizia gave us lots of little tips for getting the best out of the ingredients. The food was absolutely delicious! We enjoyed local wines to go alongside our meal, with details about the wineries, and history of the production. All in all we couldn't recommend the experience any more. Not only were we well fed, filled with interesting information, and had a much better understanding of Sicily, but we left feeling we'd made a friend. Thank you!
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
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!
I took my parents - in their 70's - on this tour and it was perfect for us as a family! Patricia's demeanor and expertise were outstanding, both in the market as we purchased food and in the kitchen as we sipped wine and made a yummy lunch. Culturally and culinarily, it was an A+ experience.