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Cook with us arancine & cannoli

Syracuse, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Alessia

2 hours
Italian
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

You will be welcome in my cooking schools, in Syracuse or in Palazzolo Acreide. In a kindky atmosfear, I will offer you a welcome aperitif and then we'll cook togerther! We will start by kneading the Sicilian cannoli, as a rule, the dough should be prepared a day before and left to rest in the fridge, so I will have some ready-made dough to show you what it will be like a day later. Put the first dough in the fridge, we will move on to the preparation of fresh pasta. We will begin to prepare the cavatelli, then we will proceed with the tagliatelle and finish with the ravioli filled with ricotta. During the preparation of the fresh apsta, the cannoli dough will remain in the fridge in order to become cold enough to be worked. After preparing fresh pasta, we will put it in the trays and you can take it away, to be able to show it to your friends and relatives and consume it all together at home! After this preparation, we will think about the preparation of the ricotta cream that will serve to garnish the cannoli. In the meantime we will put the fryer machine into operation and proceed with the preparation of the cannoli pods and fry them. Once all the ingredients are ready, we will make the cannoli and eat them all together! I will offer you a glass of wine, limoncello or a good coffee and we will say goodbye. The experience will last about two hours.
Other things to note
All menu can be offered Glutenfree, lasctose free, free alcohol, meat free, vegan. Children will be welcome! Inside the location there is the elevetor.
You will be welcome in my cooking schools, in Syracuse or in Palazzolo Acreide. In a kindky atmosfear, I will offer you a welcome aperitif and then we'll cook togerther! We will start by kneading the Sicilian cannoli, as a rule, the dough should be prepared a day before and left to rest in the fridge, so I will have some ready-made dough to show you what it will be like a day later. Put the first dough in the fridge, we will move on to the prepar…

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What's included

  • Food
    Lunch/Dinner
    Tastings of Sicilian food and wine at the street market....
  • Drinks
    All beverage during the experience: wine; water; coffe; orange juice; coke<...
From $85
/ person

Meet your host, Alessia

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 23 Reviews
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@alesmileandfood (istagram)With me you'll meet sicilian people, through my eyes, my house and my cooking experience. We'll visit together the street market of Ortigia, where I grew up, my family is one of the most famous families of fishmongers in the town. All the shopkeepers in the market know me as a child, after school I always went to the fish market by my father.I'll show you what tourists called "foreigners" can never see alone, because the Sicilians are generous people, kind but don't speak your language, while I have learned to communicate to you in the best possible way our lifesty
@alesmileandfood (istagram)With me you'll meet sicilian people, through my eyes, my house and my cooking experience. We'll visit together the street market of Ortigia, where I grew up, my family is one of the most famous families of fishmongers in the town. All the shopkeepers in the market know me as a child, after school I always went to the fish market by my father.I'll show you what tourists called "foreigners" can never see alone, because the Sicilians are generous people, kind but don't s…
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Where you'll be

The chef will welcome you to his cooking schools in Syracuse, Ortigia, at Palazzo Gilistro, already home to a beautiful or listed luxury B&B, or in Palazzolo Acreide, at Palazzo Iudica, one of the most beautiful historic buildings in the historic center, city Unesco heritage, already home to a luxury residence, attracted to welcome everyone.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 23 reviews.

Hannah
October 2020
After arriving in Sicily 6 weeks ago and falling in love with arancino and cannoli we could not wait for our experience. We really enjoyed our evening and could not recommend more. Alessia is very personal and very friendly and we even got the recipes sent to try for when we return home. We certainly recommend. Thanks Alessia.
After arriving in Sicily 6 weeks ago and falling in love with arancino and cannoli we could not wait for our experience. We really enjoyed our evening and could not recommend more.…
Anca
September 2020
Lovely evening - cooking arancini and cannoli with Alessia and her stories about Sicilian food. We enjoyed her company a lot, she is a very friendly and natural person, besides being a passionate cook.
Amy
September 2020
I can’t recommend Alessia enough! She is very knowledgable and shared lots of personal stories and background information on the dishes we made. She tailored the experience to suit us and was so welcoming of us into her home. I wouldn’t leave Sicily without taking part in her cooking experience!!!
I can’t recommend Alessia enough! She is very knowledgable and shared lots of personal stories and background information on the dishes we made. She tailored the experience to suit…
Emma
August 2020
Alessia was an amazing host with extensive knowledge and made the experience so beautiful with personal stories and knowledge about Sicilian Culture and culinary experiences. I would 100% recommend for everyone.
Veronique
August 2020
Cooking with Alessia was the most amazing experience ever ! She was kind, patient, and gave us the best advices in order to learn how to make cannoli and fresh pasta. She shared with us so much more than just a cooking lesson, it was a real moment of happiness, and generosity.
Cooking with Alessia was the most amazing experience ever ! She was kind, patient, and gave us the best advices in order to learn how to make cannoli and fresh pasta. She shared wi…
Pravini
August 2020
Alessia was very welcoming and taught us a lot! She was also very patient and guided us through the process. We learned a lot from her and made some delicious ravioli and cannoli!

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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
    Gluten-free
    Shellfish allergy
    Dairy-free
    Peanut allergy
    Egg-free
    Vegetarian
    Soy-free
    Tree nut allergy
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    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    Alcohol

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