Italian Jewish Cooking Class

Santa Monica, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Benedetta

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English, Spanish, and Italian

What you'll do

In our class, I'll teach you everything you need to know about Italian Jewish cuisine, a world of surprising and delicious flavors that goes well beyond what most people associate with Italian (we don't live on pasta and pizza only...) and Jewish (yes, there's more to that than gefilte fish!) food.
We will agree on a 3-4 course menu based on your dietary needs and cook all the recipes together, and we will enjoy lunch or dinner with what we have prepared.
During the time we share, I'll be thrilled to give you an introduction to the Jewish culture or, if you already know a lot about it, I can tell you more about the interesting history of the Jewish communities of Italy in particular.
Other things to note:
You don't have to bring anything, I'll provide all you need: just come equipped with enthusiasm and curiosity! :)
For Jewish guests: please note this is Kosher style, not Kosher certified.
In our class, I'll teach you everything you need to know about Italian Jewish cuisine, a world of surprising and delicious flavors that goes well beyond what most people associate with Italian (we don't live on pasta and pizza only...) and Jewish (yes, there's more to that than gefilte fish!) food.
We will agree on a 3-4 course menu based on your dietary needs and cook all the recipes together, and we will enjoy lunch or dinner with what we…

What's included

  • Food
    Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, low carbs options... will organize it for y...

Meet your Host, Benedetta

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 4 Reviews
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Hello! I’m Benedetta Jasmine Guetta, a food writer and photographer based in Santa Monica, California, but originally from Milan, Italy. I run a blog called Labna, established in 2009, specializing in Italian and Jewish recipes.
In the past, I worked as digital marketing specialist in one of the biggest financial services companies in the world; however, I have decided to quit that career and focus on my one mission: making people fall in love with Italian Jewish cuisine, one bite at a time.
My upcoming cookbook "Cooking alla Giudia" will come out in 2022 - can't wait!
Hello! I’m Benedetta Jasmine Guetta, a food writer and photographer based in Santa Monica, California, but originally from Milan, Italy. I run a blog called Labna, established in 2009, specializing in Italian and Jewish recipes.
In the past, I worked as digital marketing specialist in one of the biggest financial services companies in the world; however, I have decided to quit that career and focus on my one mission: making people fall in love with Italian Jewish cuisine, one bite at a ti…
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Where you'll be

We will cook together and dine in my apt, which is pretty centrally located in the heart of Santa Monica, LA.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Leigh
November 2018
Our experience at Benedetta's was amazing! We had a wonderful time cooking with her and learning about different food cultures and recipes. I highly recommend her class to anyone looking to learn some new skills in the kitchen and enjoy a great conversation with dinner!
Simon
October 2018
The evening with Benedetta was lovely. We learnd a lot about making Pasta and traditional Jewish Cuisin. She knows a lot and likes to share everything. We enjoy the time and meeting a local from Milan. Thank you for the wonderful experience. kiss
Shomik
July 2018
This was the best AirBnB experience we’ve ever had! The class was fantastic and Bendetta was a kind and friendly host. Could not recommend more highly.
Ben
June 2018
The experience was amazing, Benedetta has lots of expertise and makes the class really enjoyable. And the food turned out amazing!

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.

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 12 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

What to bring

Apron (optional)

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.