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Shop, Cook & Eat Pasta with chef Silvia

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 658 reviews.Rome, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Silvia

4 hours
Italian
Up to 9 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Shop a vibrant market and cook in a chef's kitchen

Let's make pasta together!!!
But first we will start by visiting the Campo de' Fiori market, my favorite farmers' market in the heart of the Historical centre near Piazza Navona. There has been an open air market for hundreds of years, a crowded, chaotic and colorful mashup of fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, cheeses and flowers. Now it's a bit different but we're really happy that lots of ancient stands are still there! Together we’ll taste Italian food, cheese and typical Roman pizza made in an historic local bakery. I'll show you many fruits and vegetables and I'll tell you how we use them for cooking delicious Italian dishes! We'll select the freshest seasonal produce before heading to my place to cook together with a lot of chatting! Hands on flour, eggs, boards and rolling pins without using machines...my Nonna would be very proud :)

Consider my suggestion to book this Experience at the beginning of your trip because then you'll enjoy a lot my "gift" ;)
Shop a vibrant market and cook in a chef's kitchen

Let's make pasta together!!!
But first we will start by visiting the Campo de' Fiori market, my favorite farmers' market in the heart of the Historical centre near Piazza Navona. There has been an open air market for hundreds of years, a crowded, chaotic and colorful mashup of fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, cheeses and flowers. Now it's a bit different but we're really happy that lots of ancient stands are still there! Together we’ll taste Italian food, cheese and typical Roman pizza made in an historic local bakery. I'll show you many fruits and vegetabl…

What's included

  • Food
    Free Snacks: Roman pizza, Italian cheese, truffles, olive oil, balsamic vin...
  • Drinks
    Beverages and water.
  • Equipment
    All kitchen and cooking equipment.
From ₹5,892
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Silvia

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 658 Reviews
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Ciao everyone! I'm Silvia,I was born in Rome,I've been a professional Chef for about 10 years now and a teacher for Gambero Rosso and the Eataly store.I'm an Experience Host since 2 years (since the very beginning!) and I'm also the Community Leader of Rome.I started cooking at the age of six when my Nana used to wake me up with the smell of homemade bread...my first great memories are about food! I love sharing family stories,cooking tips and lots of laughs! you will learn to make Pasta as Italians do, I promise :)
Check out my other Experience:
BEST ROMAN TASTING FOR FOODIES https://www.airbnb.it/experiences/930935
On my instagram profile @silviaportentoso you'll know a little more about me ;)
Ciao everyone! I'm Silvia,I was born in Rome,I've been a professional Chef for about 10 years now and a teacher for Gambero Rosso and the Eataly store.I'm an Experience Host since 2 years (since the very beginning!) and I'm also the Community Leader of Rome.I started cooking at the age of six when my Nana used to wake me up with the smell of homemade bread...my first great memories are about food! I love sharing family stories,cooking tips and lots of laughs! you will learn to make Pasta as Ital…
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Where you'll be

Campo de' Fiori market is one of the most vibrant places in Rome, and my grandmother used to take me there as a child! You can find all kind of goods here, especially colorful vegetables, fruits, and flowers. But also coffee machines for making the real italian espresso and lots of wooden tools. We'll then head to my place which is so important to me and full of memories. You'll enjoy the advantage to be in a family house with a local :)

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 658 reviews.

Nicole
February 2020
I have always wanted to do a cooking class in Italy, and I'm happy to report that Silvia surpassed all my expectations! I learned so much and have made many great memories. The class is great value for money (also, Silvia's tiramisu is the BEST I've ever had - I would do it all over again just for that).
I have always wanted to do a cooking class in Italy, and I'm happy to report that Silvia surpassed all my expectations! I learned so much and have made many great memories. The cla…
Jared
February 2020
Silvia was extremely warm and welcoming, and you can tell she knows her city well. The food we made was delicious, and her explanations and encouragement along with her sense of humor made for a wonderful experience. She also provided us with recipes and suggestions for places to go with lots of detail. Don't miss this experience!
Silvia was extremely warm and welcoming, and you can tell she knows her city well. The food we made was delicious, and her explanations and encouragement along with her sense of hu…
Dan
February 2020
This was the best day we had in Italy. From the moment we met Sylvia, she was warm and engaging. She really made the market come to life. Her passion for food was felt throughout. We went to the market she explained everything, took us to her special places and bought the food for the meal we were about to prepare. Preparing the meal was amazing. We are a family of five and everyone had a great time. We were laughing, working, eating, drinking, and having a blast throughout. Sylvia engaged with everyone. Sylvia really made us feel like we were part of her family! The pasta we made was delicious. The sauces were out of this world. We would definitely recommend this experience to everyone! Hands down, everyone said this was the best part of our trip to Rome!
This was the best day we had in Italy. From the moment we met Sylvia, she was warm and engaging. She really made the market come to life. Her passion for food was felt throughout.…
Erin
February 2020
Silvia is not only a fabulous chef, but also very personable and welcoming. She showed us how easy and enjoyable it is to make pasta from scratch. And it was so delicious!! Our boys, ages 10 and 13, said this was their favorite thing out of everything here in Rome. It was a truly magical experience!
Silvia is not only a fabulous chef, but also very personable and welcoming. She showed us how easy and enjoyable it is to make pasta from scratch. And it was so delicious!! Our boy…
Ed
February 2020
Making pasta with Silvia was definitely a highlight of our trip. She is very knowledgeable about Rome’s food culture and gave us some great recommendations. She was great with our daughters - she’s a wonderful teacher. It was like making dinner with a new friend.
Making pasta with Silvia was definitely a highlight of our trip. She is very knowledgeable about Rome’s food culture and gave us some great recommendations. She was great with our…
Sami
February 2020
Silvia was very welcoming a great host. Was fun to learn a different way to make handmade pasta. She gave a lot of great recommendations for foods to try and places to see in Rome.

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.
Shellfish allergy
Vegetarian
Soya-free

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 9 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Please inform me in advance of any food restrictions. Wear comfortable shoes and your best smile! Feel free to contact me if you can't find an available date, I'll try all my best to arrange somehow :)

What to bring

In the summer, when it's very hot, I suggest you to bring a hat and a bottle of water