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Family Recipes from North Italy & Sicily

Milano, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Gianfranco

3 hours
Lombard
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

This is not ordinary cooking experience. You'll make pasta and tiramisù with local, as a friend, in typical Italian home kitchen, this is the best way for find out the essence of the Italian homemade cuisine in Milan.

We will make different type of Sicilian and Northern Italian Pasta from scratch. And I will tell you the secrets I learned from my family for make pasta easily with delicious sauces and fillings.

Busiate (from Sicilia) or Maccarruna (from Sicilia), Trofie (from Liguria) or Garganelli (from Romagna), Bigoli (from Veneto-Lombardia) or Fettuccine (from Toscana) and Ravioli (from Romagna) or others masterpiece of Italian cuisine will be on the menu.

And, dulcis in fundo (last but not latest), we will make my two special tiramisù: Sicilian (with pistachio) and Milanese (with chocolate).

After, of course, we will enjoy our delicious food with good wine and Italian appetizer or if you prefer you can take-home the food you’ll make.

☺︎ This food experience is perfect for families, groups and couple.

⌚︎ If you don't find availability just contact me.

Other things to note
- This experience IS NOT GLUTEN-FREE
- Are you vegetarian, vegan? I have delicious recipes for you.
- If you have any intolerance or allergy, please inform me before the cooking time!
This is not ordinary cooking experience. You'll make pasta and tiramisù with local, as a friend, in typical Italian home kitchen, this is the best way for find out the essence of the Italian homemade cuisine in Milan.

We will make different type of Sicilian and Northern Italian Pasta from scratch. And I will tell you the secrets I learned from my family for make pasta easily with delicious sauces and fillings.

Busiate (fro…

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What's included

  • Food
    Meal: Italian Appetizer, Pasta & My Sicilian Tiramisù. Different pastas wit...
  • Drinks
    - If you don't drink alcohol I can offer tasty juice, tea and free alcohol<...
  • Equipment
    Kitchen Tools, Aprons, Recipes, Photos and Video Clip
From $48
/ person

Meet your host, Gianfranco

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 319 Reviews
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I'm home cook from Sicily, but live in Milan since 1999. My Speciality are the traditional Sicilian and Northern Italian Pasta, Sicilian Street foods and Cannoli.

I've been a home cook since I was a boy. I learned from my grandmother a lot secrets to make easy delicious food at home and I would like to share them!

Since 2018 I’m organizing "social dinning" in my flat for locals and travelers and I’m hosting also another live Airbnb experience "Make Cannoli & Arancine in Milan" and a new online experience “Make Cannoli with Sicilian Home Chef”

I’m in Instagram with delicious photo and stories
@theitaliansecretkitchen
I'm home cook from Sicily, but live in Milan since 1999. My Speciality are the traditional Sicilian and Northern Italian Pasta, Sicilian Street foods and Cannoli.

I've been a home cook since I was a boy. I learned from my grandmother a lot secrets to make easy delicious food at home and I would like to share them!

Since 2018 I’m organizing "social dinning" in my flat for locals and travelers and I’m hosting also another live Airbnb experience "Make Cannoli & Arancine in…
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Where you'll be

I will welcome you in my flat which is located in very nice area, district Cenisio/Simonetta, not far from Milan downtown, near Corso Sempione, Monumental Cemetery and Porta Garibaldi.

We will cook in my cozy kitchen/living room sanitized where I have workstations with space and tools for every guest
Molly
February 2020
An absolutely wonderful experience in Milan! We had a great time and learned a lot, plus the food and wine were fantastic. Thank you Gian!
Emily
February 2020
We had fun learning how to make three different types of pasta and tiramisu! I am excited to keep making pasta back at home to remember my experience in Italy :)
Julien
February 2020
An amazing personalized experience with a friendly local, you will feel like home to discover culinary traditions and an extraordinary person which take care of you with various attention. You will exit Gianfranco’s house with lot of stories in mind, new culinary skills and a new friend. Don’t hesitate and let’s make pasta !
An amazing personalized experience with a friendly local, you will feel like home to discover culinary traditions and an extraordinary person which take care of you with various at…
Carrie
February 2020
What an incredible experience!! From the moment I arrived, I was made to feel at home in Gian’s lovely apartment which was set ready for our class, with lovely added touches of wine and nibbles - and numerous photos of previous classes which shows how passionate he is about teaching! We did not stop laughing and talking throughout the entire evening, and at no point were made to feel out of our depth with the cooking/pasta making (given it was our first time doing it). Overall, without doubt one of the highlights of my trip and would recommend anyone to give it a go for an authentic Italian experience!
What an incredible experience!! From the moment I arrived, I was made to feel at home in Gian’s lovely apartment which was set ready for our class, with lovely added touches of win…
Christine
February 2020
Leuke lokale ervaring! Pasta bereiden bij een local thuis! Gianfranco is een enthousiaste gastheer en heeft het leuk voor elkaar :) eenvoudige lekkernij, een wijntje, leuke pasta gerechtjes en gezelligheid.
Agata
February 2020
Great experience! Gianfranco was super friendly and welcoming. Pasta and tiramisu making was excellent, strongly recommend this experience to everyone! Gianfranco's recipes are easy to follow and super delicious!

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

    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 5 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

    Alcohol

    This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

    What to bring

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