Sicilian cooking classes in Taormina
SICILIAN COOKING CLASSES IN TAORMINA SICILY and TAORMINA: come for the culture, stay for the food.
The Mediterranean diet was declared by UNESCO "Intangible Cultural Heritage" in 2010. Sicilian food follows the Mediterranean diet, which is characterized by olive oil as the dominant fat source and a high to moderate consumption of fruit and vegetables, grains, legumes and fish in combination with small amounts of meat and, of course, wine with meals.
Studies confirm the positive health effects of the Mediterranean diet and let's not forget that the Mediterranean way of eating is tasty, flavorful and enjoyable!
The best way to get to know a culture is through sampling its food, but even better is learning how to cook it! Join a delightful cooking class in our beautiful garden organized by a nice and enthusiastic family.
They are carefully planned to give you an introduction to Sicilian cuisine, organized by the passionate Sicilian chefs Francesca and Angelo, wife and husband, and their son Mimmo.
The day starts at 10 a.m with a guided shopping tour to the small Taormina market hall, where the fresh ingredients for the meal will be bought. Mimmo is your English speaking guide.
He then takes you to the kitchen where Francesca and Angelo will show you how to prepare some typical sicilian dishes, revealing their family receipts.
All family members are enthusiastic for the rich gastronomic tradition of their home country Sicily. SICILIAN COOKING MENU Caponata alla siciliana (sweet and sour vegetable mix) Maccheroni tirati al ferretto alla norma (homemade pasta with sieved tomatoes, eggplants and garlic) Alici alla "Beccafico" (filled anchovies) Cannolo alla ricotta (crispy pastry filled with sweet cream cheese) (Genuine food should be enjoyed seasonally, the menu is therefore subject to seasonal changes.)
The participants learn by doing, how to prepare the "caponata", how to make sieved tomatoes and the paste for fresh "maccheroni", how to form them and how to clean, gut and fill the fish. Everything will be explained in English. Last but not least all enjoy lunch together. The lunch will be accompanied by a selection of Sicilian wines. Finally every participant gets a certificate, an apron and a shopping bag.
Operating days: Every day excluding Sundays. For more information, participation fee and reservations: email@example.com