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Pasta & pizza making, the magic dough

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 28 reviews.Tropea, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Nicola

3.5 hours
Italian
Up to 6 people
Hosted in German, English, Italian

What you'll do

Mani in Pasta (hands in the dough)! What we offer is not only a cooking class. While preparing the dishes we talk (even in Italian, why not), we laugh and we learn. Marianna, the full Tropean chef, is the classic yesteryear lady, a lovely housewife who keeps the secrets of traditional Calabrian cuisine. In each session that we offer, we will make some fresh pasta and pizza (homemade method). Everyone have tried at least once to prepare some pizza, but the really good one is not easy to make... we reveal a couple of secret ingredients to add, as well as the doses, to have a great crispness.
About the typical pasta of Tropea - 'fileja and maltagliati' - will be seasoned for tasting with 2 other exclusive products of the area: the 'sweet' red onion of Tropea PGI (as a vegetarian option) and the n'duja of Spilinga PGI, famous spicy spreadable salami based of pork and Calabrian pepper. All this in a jovial and cheerful atmosphere. Naturally, all accompanied with some good Calabrian wine that we will taste at the time of the aperitif and for the whole duration of the activity. At the end limoncello and homemade chocolate liqueur for everyone. Prosit!
Mani in Pasta (hands in the dough)! What we offer is not only a cooking class. While preparing the dishes we talk (even in Italian, why not), we laugh and we learn. Marianna, the full Tropean chef, is the classic yesteryear lady, a lovely housewife who keeps the secrets of traditional Calabrian cuisine. In each session that we offer, we will make some fresh pasta and pizza (homemade method). Everyone have tried at least once to prepare some pizza…

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What's included

  • Food
    At the end a tasting of everything that has been prepared, plus a little ap...
  • Drinks
    Calabrian wine, limoncello and some other homemade digestive liqueurs.<br /...
  • Equipment
    A work apron + a nice paper version of the recipes as souvenirs.
From $123
/ person
Tue, Oct 27
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
$123 per person
$123 per person

Meet your host, Nicola

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 28 Reviews
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I'm Nicola, the manager of Studio Italiano Tropea, an Italian language and culture centre for foreigners. Be side to the teaching of Italian, together with my closest collaborators, I offer unique recreational activities, dedicated to all of authentic experiences lovers and related exclusively to my area. I lived in the United Kingdom and Ireland and traveled a lot for work and leasure. I studied classical archeology in Calabria so I participated in numerous excavation campaigns in Italy and Europe. I also take care of organizing high-level cultural events (concerts, teather).
I'm Nicola, the manager of Studio Italiano Tropea, an Italian language and culture centre for foreigners. Be side to the teaching of Italian, together with my closest collaborators, I offer unique recreational activities, dedicated to all of authentic experiences lovers and related exclusively to my area. I lived in the United Kingdom and Ireland and traveled a lot for work and leasure. I studied classical archeology in Calabria so I participated in numerous excavation campaigns in Italy and Eur…
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Where you'll be

Everything takes place at our center of Italian culture. We have a large space for preparation, the cooking and also for the tasting (if we include our cozy veranda and the large outdoor garden). In the facility there is everything needed for any kind of need. The location is extremely central (just behind the main square of Tropea) and within walking distance from anywhere in the town. Anyway, a transfer service is also available on request.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 28 reviews.

Tobias
September 2020
Nicola ist eine "italienische Mama" die ihr Handwerk wirklich versteht. Wir haben viel neues gelernt und was man beim Thema Teig alles falsch machen kann. Jeder der Pizza und Pasta liebt, sollte diesen Kurs besuchen.
Kari
October 2019
This was one of our highlights on our trip, we have taken cooking classes in other countries but this was more personalized and you felt so welcomed the moment you arrive. Sitting, eating and socializing with strangers is not my thing but I had so much fun that night with the hosts and other guests. Worth every penny!!!
This was one of our highlights on our trip, we have taken cooking classes in other countries but this was more personalized and you felt so welcomed the moment you arrive. Sitting,…
Ronja
September 2019
It was such a lovely experience! You will be welcomed with great food, kind people and a lot of tips & tricks for the pizza- and pasta-making. Cannot recommend it enough!
Dee
September 2019
We would highly recommend this activity. It was a small group and we were made to feel very welcome straight away. We had great fun trying to make the pasta and patience and skill shown by Marianna was wonderful. She had plenty of time for all of us. We learnt many things and can’t wait to try them out at home. Sitting down together to eat the fruits of our labour and have a glass of wine was a lovely end to a fun and sociable evening and what absolutely delicious food!
We would highly recommend this activity. It was a small group and we were made to feel very welcome straight away. We had great fun trying to make the pasta and patience and skill…
Christine
August 2019
My husband and I took this class as a way to incorporate our love of food and passion for cooking into our honeymoon. We had such a great time with Nicola, Simone and Marianna. Marianna gave us a very authentic experience and they made us feel welcome the entire time.
My husband and I took this class as a way to incorporate our love of food and passion for cooking into our honeymoon. We had such a great time with Nicola, Simone and Marianna. Mar…
Rana
August 2019
The experience was great and highly recommend, we felt like home , the hosts were generous and so kind , I met an amazing people there and we shared great time , thank you so much for the calabrise hospitality

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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.
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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

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

More tips

For security reasons, we can not accept guests with serious food allergies or intolerances. For special requests on food, drink or, in general, about the menu, these must be notified in advance.

What to bring

Face protection devices (mask).

IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE - We will guarantee a deep cleaning and sanitization of the environment before the activity starts. We will ask you to respect, all time, the safety distances, both during the preparation and tasting.