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Taormina Half-Day Sicilian Cooking Class & Market Tour

Taormina Half-Day Sicilian Cooking Class & Market Tour

From US$ 93.24 per person

Learn to cook like a Sicilian on a 6-hour food and cookery tour in Taormina. Visit the local fruit and vegetable market, as well as fishmongers to select your fresh ingredients. Then cook traditional recipes under the guidance of a professional chef.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Visit the local fruit and veg and fish markets of Taormina
  • Learn to cook traditional Sicilian recipes
  • Enjoy a meal with wine and dessert of all you have prepared
  • Get hands-on help to make fresh egg pasta, meatballs and more
  • End with some delicious Sicilian wine
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Enjoy a full-day journey through the food culture of Sicily on a half-day combined market tour and cookery class. Start by meeting your chef for a guided tour of the local markets. Savor the aromas and colors of Sicily’s produce, selecting ingredients to prepare your lunch. Meet the fruit and vegetable vendors to find out what’s in season, and the fishmonger to choose the fresh catch of the day. Then, head to the kitchen for a hands-on cooking class in the company of Chef Massimo. You will learn to make some of his family recipes and Sicilian specialties, such as ricotta-stuffed zucchini flowers, a rainbow of sautéed peppers, eggplant and zucchini caponata, stuffed artichokes, and fresh egg pasta. For your main, you will prepare a fish, meat or vegetarian dish, such as involtini (rolled stuffed beef), fish cooked Taormina-style, or polpette (meatballs). End by making a typical Sicilian dessert, before enjoying a lunch based on the foods you prepared in class. Wash it all down with some delicious Sicilian wines.
  • Guided tour of the local market to find ingredients (if morning departure selected)
  • Cooking lesson
  • Wine tasting (2 types of wine)
  • Lunch (several courses and dessert) with beverages
  • Apron
  • Cooking certificate
  • Taxes
  • Additional alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Arch of Porta Messina, Taormina

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Bookings cancelled before 15:00 on the day before the cooking class day will be charged a 50% service fee. For no-shows, the full cost of the tour will be charged
  • The tour of the local market is only available on the morning departure
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 46 reviews

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A great experience, highly recommended! Our boss, Massimo, is an extremely personable and competent host. After an interesting visit to the market, we went to his kitchen where we (with a great view of the sea) prepared caponata, homemade pasta and vegetarian involtini for my wife and fresh fish for me. Massive is really good at it and is good at passing on his knowledge. Finally, we were fattened up with home-cooked food and Sicilian wine. It was great, we'll definitely come back next time!

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October 7, 2021

We had a great experience with Massimo. First we went to the market and learned a lot about regional products. Then we went to the location where we cooked typical Sicilian dishes. The great view was impressive, so that we were able to try all the dishes in the group. The result was perfect.

September 22, 2021

Il corso di cucina é stata un'esperienza straordinaria. Straordinario il posto; because si può vedere buona parte di Taormina, straordinaria la qualità del cibo e straordinario il cuoco. Si nota subito la sua enormous esperienza. I consigli che Massimo ci ha dato ci serviranno also per il future a migliorare il nostro modo di cucinare. Possiamo solo consigliare vivamente the fare questo corso. Non serve molta esperienza in cucina ed alla fine sei orgoglioso, come mia moglie, di avere fatto la tua prima pasta in casa.

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September 2, 2021

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