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83y grandma's pasta making in Abruzzo

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83y grandma's pasta making in Abruzzo

18 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Cuisine
Italian
Hosted in
English
Cooking

83y grandma's pasta making in Abruzzo

Cooking

83y grandma's pasta making in Abruzzo

18 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Cuisine
Italian
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

With this experience I want to take you through a journey in time. This is not a simple pasta making class. We are going to make from scratch, the traditional pasta from Teramo, called 'pasta alla chitarra'. Very few people still make it following the tradition, with this old wooden tool called 'chitarra'. Restaurants and housewives nowadays make it with the pasta machine, but you will experience with your senses that it's a totally different story making it completely by hand! Your life will change when you will learn why is important to make it by hand, and how to make it home under 20m time. During the experience I and Nonna we will show you and keep alive this 400y old pasta making tradition, for then savouring our delicious results together in our family. After collecting the eggs & tomatoes from our little farm, Nonna Amina will share with you all the secrets for making the best tomatoes sauce on earth, so that once back home you can take with you a piece of Abruzzo and impress your friends and loved ones. You will also get to taste our own olive oil, vino, honey and other local traditional products. Mamma Mia! With the two of us together, You will learn all the secrets recipes my nonna keeps within the family for generations. Together we will share a typical day of a family from southern Italy.
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Marino

I grew up at my Nonna's house in a village nearby Teramo in the Abruzzo region. I grew up with the sound of the pasta making machine and the smell of her superb tomatoes sauce. I used to hide under the table and steal the row pasta...that's where my passion for food started. The passion for food and people took me to found ExperienceBellaVita.com, a company that promotes sustainable tourism experiences in the less touristic areas of Italy, in Abruzzo. One of the 5* Reviews "We had a fantastic time with Marino and his Nonna Amina. We made it all from scratch and it was a lot of fun, not to mention absolutely delicious. Doing it at his home with his family made for a really memorable experience for us, because when travelling it's those local connections that make it extra special."

What's included

Food
APERITIVI: 1 Local cheeses (pecorino/fresh cow cheese). 2 Honey tasting (2/3 types). 3 Our own Extra Virgin Olive…
Drinks
Drinks & coffe: 1 Welcome drink. 2 Water. 3 Organic local wine. 4 Local spirits/digestives. 5 Traditional Italian CAFFE'.
Transportation
Transport to/from Teramo I can drive a max of 4 people in my car, from/to Teramo. Other travel needs can be accommodated for…

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Where you'll be

Abruzzo, greenest region of Europe will surprise you! Our village is at 600mt, located in the green countryside of the 'Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga' National park. A great spot for visiting the whole region, from the mountains, rivers, waterfalls, canyons, to historic hidden medieval towns, vineyards, olive groves and at 20m away from the beach. Great if you have few days to spend, I'll be able to advise you on the best spots of the Region

This experience is available starting May 03, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

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.

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…

What to bring

Smile and an empty stomach

More tips

My Grandma is 83y old, so it can happen that sometimes she might not feel good, she also has our Nonno(grandpa) to take care of, in that case, she will still come to supervise and tell me to add more salt, but I will be taking her class. More info available at www.ExperienceBellaVita.com
Marino
83y grandma's pasta making in Abruzzo
18 reviews
From $71/person
18 reviews
From $71/person