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Gnocchi with pesto: what a passion!

2 reviewsGenova, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Nicoletta

2.5 hours
Italian
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, French, Italian

What you'll do

Welcome home! We will open our doors as we do with our closest friends. We will tell about us, we will deepen our mutual understanding and respond to your culinary curiosities. We will cook together one of the symbolic dishes of the Ligurian gastronomic tradition: the soft and tasty potato gnocchi that in Genoa can only be seasoned with abundant Genoese pesto. Verdi, like the Ligurian hills that seem to dive into the turquoise sea, gnocchi with pesto have always been Nico's favorite first dish because it reminds her of childhood when more as a game that she used to help mom to knead. Together with Vicky we will compare the recipes as handed down by our families, we will reveal the little secrets for a perfect dish and also some small tricks to speed up preparation and make it lighter and more modern. We love good food but without giving up dedicating quality time to our guests because taste and hospitality are part of the same experience!
Welcome home! We will open our doors as we do with our closest friends. We will tell about us, we will deepen our mutual understanding and respond to your culinary curiosities. We will cook together one of the symbolic dishes of the Ligurian gastronomic tradition: the soft and tasty potato gnocchi that in Genoa can only be seasoned with abundant Genoese pesto. Verdi, like the Ligurian hills that seem to dive into the turquoise sea, gnocchi with p…

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What's included

  • Food
    tasting (gnocchi with pesto sauce)
From ₹3,335
/ person
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Meet your host, Nicoletta

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Two colleagues, two friends who since childhood have discovered the love for cooking, that kind of lore which is all about emotions and local culture. Vicky passed on Nico the love and passion of the Neapolitan food and wine tradition accompanied by contagious laughter, ironic sagacity, the elegance and warmth of the great families of the south. Nico introduced Vicky in the reserved culture of Genoa, revealing the truest and most intimate nature of a seemingly hard and "grumpy" people but deeply generous, loyal and welcoming. From a strong friendship, with a mix of traditions from the South and the North, we decided to open the doors of our home in the heart of Genoa and share our passion for Italian cuisine by telling about the culinary traditions that have been transmitted to us by our grandmothers and from our mothers.
Two colleagues, two friends who since childhood have discovered the love for cooking, that kind of lore which is all about emotions and local culture. Vicky passed on Nico the love and passion of the Neapolitan food and wine tradition accompanied by contagious laughter, ironic sagacity, the elegance and warmth of the great families of the south. Nico introduced Vicky in the reserved culture of Genoa, revealing the truest and most intimate nature of a seemingly hard and "grumpy" people but deeply…
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Where you'll be

We will host you at home in the heart of Genoa, just a short walk from Spianata di Castelletto where you may enjoy one of the most beautiful views over the city. Under favorable weather conditions, we will taste our pesto on a beautiful terrace.

2 reviews

Muriel
January 2020
Nicoletta et Vicky sont très sympathiques. Elles sont passionnées de cuisine et aime leur région. Nous avons passé un bon moment très convivial. De plus nous nous sommes régalés avec la recette.
Laure
October 2019
Nous avons passé un très bon moment et appris les bases pour faire des gnocchis et surtout le vrai pesto de Gênes. C'est une super expérience que nous recommandons !

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
Vegetarian
Peanut allergy
Fish allergy
Pescatarian
Soya-free
Shellfish allergy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.