Make Pasta With Ancient Grains

Palermo, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Paola

  1. 4.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Italian
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.

What you'll do

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 :)
Other things to note
A vegan, vegetarian and gluten free option will be available if you will communicate it beforehand!
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 st…

What's included

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

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  • Drinks
    Water
  • Transportation
    Local market tour
  • Equipment
    Apron and Recipe Book

Meet your Host, Paola

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 129 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 :)
For this reason she take much care of the ingredients that she use. She loves cooking and love sharing it with others!
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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 4.97 out of 5 from 129 reviews.

Tina
December 2021
Paola is wonderful. She is such a warm and inviting person and really makes you feel at home while taking this class. She is open and honest and easy to talk to. Great with instructions and really makes the whole thing feel like you’re just hanging out with friends.
Constanza
October 2021
Taking the cooking class with Paola was a great experience! We exchanged for several days trying to explore different options and whenever she was not available, she would always suggest a solution. She is super flexible, easy to communicate with and charming. Paola is truly passionate about food and cooking, and a professional chef, which made her class very fun. We spend almost 6 hours together and I didn't see the time pass by :) I recommend taking her class and please don't miss going to the market with her, it´s a must! Grazzie mille Paola.
Dawid
September 2021
Great way to learn about Sicilian cusine. We learned how to make a real pasta and how to make great dishes out of it. Everything we made with help of Paola was very tasty! Moreover, Paola has told us a plenty of stories about city, food, people living here and their habits in a very interesting way! Event was also an occasion to meet other people as well. I surely will recommend this to my friends visiting Palermo ;)
Léopoldine
March 2021
Paola è una persona molto simpatica e con lei imparerete molte cose interessante sulla cucina e Palermo ! Vi consiglio quest'attivittà se siete in giro a Palermo :)
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.

Choose from available dates

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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 an accommodation.
Egg-free
Dairy-free
Vegan
Shellfish allergy
Pescatarian
Gluten-free
Soy-free
Tree nut allergy
Vegetarian
Fish allergy
Peanut allergy

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.