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Make Pasta With Ancient Grains

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 122 reviews.Palermo, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Paola

4.5 hours
Italian
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

Pasta di grani antichi siciliani

Our experience will be like a gastronomic journey in the fascinating world of pasta made with Sicilian "ancient grains"!
I bet you don't know what the ancient grains are! These are worked with a natural stone, and left dry for hours and hours. In particular, our pasta is made out of two particular ancient grains: Perciasacchi e Tumminia.
Firstly, we will go to the market and select the ingredients for our pasta.
Then, we will start our experience understanding the main characteristics of the bran that makes these grains so special. At this point, ready to cook! We will prepare three variety of fresh pasta: tagliatelle, gnocchi and ravioli and we will cook the seasoning for pasta.
That is not all! We will also have a typical sicilian dessert.
We will have fun :)
Pasta di grani antichi siciliani

Our experience will be like a gastronomic journey in the fascinating world of pasta made with Sicilian "ancient grains"!
I bet you don't know what the ancient grains are! These are worked with a natural stone, and left dry for hours and hours. In particular, our pasta is made out of two particular ancient grains: Perciasacchi e Tumminia.
Firstly, we will go to the market and select the ingredients for our pasta.
Then, we will start our experience understanding the main characteristics of the bran that makes these grains so special. At this point, ready to cook!…

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This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    Pasta
    Lunch or Dinner with a three-courses meal.

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  • Drinks
    Water
  • Transport
    Local market tour
  • Equipment
    Apron and Recipe Book
From ₹5,473
/ person
Sun, 9 Aug
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
₹5,473 per person
₹5,473 per person
Mon, 10 Aug
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
₹5,473 per person
₹5,473 per person
Tue, 11 Aug
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
₹5,473 per person
₹5,473 per person

Meet your host, Paola

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 122 Reviews
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Paola and Elisa are two women and two friends with the passion of food.
Paola is an agricultural entrepreneur and her company is focused on cereal cultivations.
In 2017, she decided to start using the "grano antico" (ancient grain) to produce a different kind of pasta. This pasta is of pure quality, healthy and traditional of this region. She organize cooking classes through Airbnb from 2 years.
She also has a farm and she is a real expert of Sicilian food :)
Elisa is a woman passionate about cooking, food and raw materials. This interest comes from his work experience and from the need to cook only the best for his 8 year old daughter.
For this reason they take much care of the ingredients that they use. They loves cooking and love sharing it with others!
Paola and Elisa are two women and two friends with the passion of food.
Paola is an agricultural entrepreneur and her company is focused on cereal cultivations.
In 2017, she decided to start using the "grano antico" (ancient grain) to produce a different kind of pasta. This pasta is of pure quality, healthy and traditional of this region. She organize cooking classes through Airbnb from 2 years.
She also has a farm and she is a real expert of Sicilian food :)
Elisa is a wo…
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Where you'll be

We will go to the local market to select the ingredients (Mercato del Capo). Afterwards, we will go to our kitchen where we will start our experience!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 122 reviews.

Ben
March 2020
Paola is an incredible teacher and her class was wonderful. I learned a lot of Sicilian cuisine and pasta making, and highly recommend this class for anyone interested. Thank you so much!
Rostislav
February 2020
Great tour. Paola really shared her knowledge of pasta and sauces. Great walk through the market. Learned things that can use at my job. Highly recommend.
Sarah
February 2020
What a special experience. I was the only guest of this experience and I had a lovely time learning about the market, how to make the pasta and what dressing makes sense with each shape. Paola and Elisa taught me so much and took great care with their craft and hospitality.
What a special experience. I was the only guest of this experience and I had a lovely time learning about the market, how to make the pasta and what dressing makes sense with each…
Myriah
February 2020
This experience wad amazing. Meeting Paola for a trip through the market was very informative. She explained the culture and what we were purchasing as we walked. Then she drove us to the farm to make the pasta and it was like being in her kitchen. We made 3 types of pasta while her colleague made the sauce...DELICIOUS!! I would highly recommend this experience, it could not have been better.
This experience wad amazing. Meeting Paola for a trip through the market was very informative. She explained the culture and what we were purchasing as we walked. Then she drove us…
Carolyn
January 2020
The food we made was the best pasta I have had in my 3 weeks in Italy. I traveled the next day to a new apartment and was able to make all the recipes she taught me.
Jiya
January 2020
It was a very special and fun experience to make three different kinds of pasta. It was great because Paola explained how to make noodles easily. It was good to go around the capo market and listen to local food ingredients. ^^

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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.
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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

A vegan, vegetarian and gluten free option will be available if you will communicate it beforehand!