Homemade orecchiette

Lecce, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Paola

4 hours, Hosted in Italian, English and French
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Italian cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

Armed with board, flour and water, we will make together with our guests Orecchiette, a typical Apulian pasta shape. We will cook them following the traditional recipes, with fresh scattarisciati tomatoes or with cime di rapa (turnip greens), depending on the season. In addition to ‘’our orecchiette’’, we will taste a typical Salento menu consisting of tarallini, frise, cheese, mozzarella, legumes and vegetables that we could also have the chance to harvest from our home’s garden, depending on availability. There will also be a good bottle of Salento wine on the table and the liqueur made with laurel leaves collected from the great hedge of grandparents’ house.
Narrations and explanations on the history and traditions of Salento will accompany the culinary experience.
Other things to note
It is possible to combine the "Orecchiette fatte in casa" experience with an overnight stay in "Villa Salentina in città" with discounts https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/19106234
Armed with board, flour and water, we will make together with our guests Orecchiette, a typical Apulian pasta shape. We will cook them following the traditional recipes, with fresh scattarisciati tomatoes or with cime di rapa (turnip greens), depending on the season. In addition to ‘’our orecchiette’’, we will taste a typical Salento menu consisting of tarallini, frise, cheese, mozzarella, legumes and vegetables that we could also have the chance…

What's included

  • Food
    I offer a typical Salento menu consisting of a first course of orecchiette...
  • Equipment
    IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE ANTICOVID GUIDELINES FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY, i WILL P...

Meet your host, Paola

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 83 Reviews
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When I went to visit my grandmother in Ostuni as a child, she would always say to my grandfather "pre' pre', facim do stacciodd p' la piccenna’’, ‘’come on, come on, let’s make orecchiette for the kid’’. And immediately the board, the semolina in the big cotton bags and the lukewarm water in the kettle that I still keep, appeared. My task was to place the orecchiette magically created by my grandmother's hands, under the watchful eye of my grandfather. Now that these beloved people are no longer with us, the wise hands of my aunt have taught my daughters and I the noble art of preparing orecchiette at home, so that family, traditions, affections, memories, smells, tastes, rituals don’t get lost.
When I went to visit my grandmother in Ostuni as a child, she would always say to my grandfather "pre' pre', facim do stacciodd p' la piccenna’’, ‘’come on, come on, let’s make orecchiette for the kid’’. And immediately the board, the semolina in the big cotton bags and the lukewarm water in the kettle that I still keep, appeared. My task was to place the orecchiette magically created by my grandmother's hands, under the watchful eye of my grandfather. Now that these beloved people are no longe…
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Where you'll be

I will host you in my house, a typical 19th century Salento villa in Lecce stone and walls from the Messapian era. Depending on the season, we will be in the living room or in the garden to enjoy the colors and scents of Salento. SINGLE WORKING TABLES AND LARGE SPACES ALLOW THE SPACING IN COMPLIANCE WITH ANTICOVID RULES ANDE DECREES . The experience can be carried out in the morning or evening at request.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 83 reviews.

Aviv And Harry
July 2021
If you’re wondering if you should do this activity, stop thinking and just try it! I had a feeling when I read Paola’s words in the description that I wanted to meet her, so we travelled from where we are staying in Bari by train just for this experience. It was beyond worth it. Paola is a glowing angel! She has so much warmth, joy, intelligence, skill, and knowledge to share. I learned about how to make pasta and about Lecce and history for sure, but we also discussed philosophy and our lives, it was a truly beautiful and soulful connection. And so much fun and the coffee, wine and pasta were delicious! I recommend Paola wholeheartedly :)
If you’re wondering if you should do this activity, stop thinking and just try it! I had a feeling when I read Paola’s words in the description that I wanted to meet her, so we tra…
Martine
July 2021
I loved the workshop, making the pasta was really relaxing, Paola was soo helpfull, friendly and kind. With our group we had all kinds of nice conversations and we could ask anything. The food was amazing!! I would Definitely recommend the workshop!!
I loved the workshop, making the pasta was really relaxing, Paola was soo helpfull, friendly and kind. With our group we had all kinds of nice conversations and we could ask anythi…
Elisabeth
July 2021
Cooking pasta together with Paola was a really wonderful experience. She welcomed us at her house in Lecce that is a really special place. With a lot of calm and passion for cooking, local food and the history of food she explained us how to to do different local pasta shapes. Afterwards she showed us some simple ways of preparing the pasta and we shared a delicious meal in the garden chatting and enjoying the food. We've learned a lot and spent a wonderful time. Thank you Paolo!
Cooking pasta together with Paola was a really wonderful experience. She welcomed us at her house in Lecce that is a really special place. With a lot of calm and passion for cookin…
Mark
July 2021
Paola provides an amazing experience. She is really passionate about food, knows a lot about the region and is simply a very interesting and great person. She also speaks very well english. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for such an experience.
Paola provides an amazing experience. She is really passionate about food, knows a lot about the region and is simply a very interesting and great person. She also speaks very well…
Ashlan
July 2021
Paola is extremely sweet and knowledgable about the culture of Lecce & Puglia. She was so kind and told great stories & the food was so amazing. The recipes are something I will share with my family & friends and make for a long time :) It was an extremely nice evening
Paola is extremely sweet and knowledgable about the culture of Lecce & Puglia. She was so kind and told great stories & the food was so amazing. The recipes are something I will sh…
Audrey
July 2021
Bien plus qu'un cours de cuisine ! Paola nous a accueilli dans sa jolie maison et nous a appris la recette de sa grand mère. Elle nous a préparé un apéritivo avec de bons produits frais, et nous avons passé une excellente soirée en sa compagnie, où elle nous a appris énormément sur l'Italie (Paola parle très bien français !). Super expérience , très enrichissante !
Bien plus qu'un cours de cuisine ! Paola nous a accueilli dans sa jolie maison et nous a appris la recette de sa grand mère. Elle nous a préparé un apéritivo avec de bons produits…

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Dietary preferences

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

I will provide to everything you need. You just bring smiles, and curiosity about local customs and traditions