• Location: Palermo, Italy
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 167.02 View price calendar

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Discover the unique flavors and influences of Sicilian cuisine with a 5-hour, hands-on cooking class in Palermo. After shopping for fresh, seasonal ingredients at a local farmers’ market, head to a well-equipped home kitchen in an 18th-century building. Under the guidance of a chef instructor, learn to prepare an authentic 4-course meal of classic Sicilian dishes including dessert. Sit down to savor your freshly made creations paired with local wine.


  • Small-group cooking class in Palermo
  • Learn what makes Sicilian food unique from other Italian cuisine
  • Shop for seasonal ingredients at a farmers' market
  • Prepare an authentic 4-course meal of classic regional dishes
  • Held in a gourmet home kitchen in a historic building
  • Savor the homemade meal along with Sicilian wine pairings

What You Can Expect


Customer Reviews

Thomas H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent would do it again

Aviad M Israel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was a family event and we all had a great time. Our hosts were very friendly and accommodating to our special dietary needs. We prepared a wonderful meal together and really enjoyed the whole experience.

Hussain A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

We had a fantastic experience with Julie and Patrizia. This was more than just a cooking class. It was about learning about food and sharing it with lovely people. Thank you so much!

MaryPat C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Patricia met us on time at the appointed place in central Palermo. From others we went to the local market to shop for the ingredients to use for our class. Once we arrived at chef's charming, well appointed apartment we got down to business. The instructions were made, the food was being prepared and the wine was being opened. We made four classic Sicilian dishes and each one was delicious. Then we sat down and enjoyed the fruits of our labor, with some more whine of course.
This was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in cultural immersion. A truly fantastic day with a charming, talented chef.

Christines S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

The best cooking class

Bernadette H United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

The best day ever !!!A morning shopping and cooking what dreams are made of .
Our hostess was a real darling ..Patricia..She welcomed us into her home and we had such an informative time delicious food wine and home made limencello...Just wonderful..Can and #39;t wait to return..Do it you won and #39;t be disappoi

Amanda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Amazing experience!! Highly recommend to all visiting Palermo, Sicily. Patricia was a wonderful host and chef from the meeting point in the square to the wonderful shopping experience through the market to the preparation and enjoyment of the wonderful meal we prepared together. I brought home the recipes and do fully intend to try to recreate at home. My husband has said of our 15 days in Europe, this was the most enjoyable day we shared.

Maria Tollefson United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Patricia was wonderful. I entered her home as a stranger and left with having made a new friend. The food was amazing. Cooking with her was a blast. The wine flowed the conversation and laughter was endless all night. Her helpful tips were great. I can't say enough good things about this outing. It was clearly one of the fondest memories of our trip to Palermo!

Kim F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a really terrific experience. Patrizia was warm, friendly and a great cooking teacher. She adapted the recipes for my diet. This is a great way to get to know Sicily and it's culture. I would definitely do it again.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I loved this class! My family and I spent 5 months in Palermo while my husband was working at the university there with a scholar exchange program. I decided to take a cooking class before we returned home, so I could learn how to cook some of my fav Sicilian dishes. I am really glad I choose this class. Patrizia and and her daughter Giuliana who is a chef are very talented cooks and really know their ingredients. They guided us thru the Capo and Vucciria Markets and knew just what vendors have the freshest ingredients. After gathering all of our ingredients, we went to a historic apartment near the beautiful Piazza San Domenico. There we were greeted with wine, beer, cheese, fresh bread, and Sicilian olives to start. We each had our own cutting board station at the large main table in the kitchen. I was impressed about how many dishes that we were able to prepare in such a short amount of time. We made eggplant caponata, spaghettone with a classic Sicilian tomato sauce featuring wild fennel, involtini rolls with fresh swordfish, and cassata al forno a baked cake with sheep's milk ricotta, candied fruits and chocolate chips. I loved everything that we prepared and thought that the eggplant caponata was the best I had ever had. After cooking, we sat down in the dining room while Patrizia and Giuliana plated all of the dishes and served wine pairings for each dish. I felt very much at home and it was a wonderful lunch. I had previously taken other classes in Italy at La Vecchia Scuola Bolognese and Gelato University in Bologna which I both highly recommend, but really liked this class for the variety of dishes and seeing whole meal evolve from shopping for ingredients to cooking to lunch. Probably the best compliment that I could give is that I have just returned home to Atlanta a few days ago and I have already made 2 of the dishes at home. Patrizia and Giuliana, thank you for such a wonderful memorable class! You are great hosts and very talented cooks.

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