Skip to content

Learn How To Cook Bacalhau & Octopus

Fânzeres, PortugalPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Joana

2.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 10 people, private groups available
Portuguese cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

~ I can make private classes - send a message! ~

This experience takes place in my house and its perfect for people travelling in groups (small or big) and also for families with kids!

I will share with you some history and fun facts about the Bacalhau, why we eat it so many different ways, who brought Bacalhau to Portugal, why portuguese folks love it so much,... Octopus has a very unique way too! You will learn everything about it.

We will prepare and eat one starter and two main dishes (2 bacalhau and 1 octopus).

Although this is a cooking class, major skills are not required, everyone can participate! - I will help you, guide you and be there for you the all time - don't be afraid! Everybody will have multiple tasks during class, such as preparing the fresh ingredients, choping, assembling, combining, stir, mix... you know how it goes!

At the end, we will seat and enjoy the fruits of our labor :)
Other things to note
Full recipes will be sent to you after the workshop!
~ I can make private classes - send a message! ~

This experience takes place in my house and its perfect for people travelling in groups (small or big) and also for families with kids!

I will share with you some history and fun facts about the Bacalhau, why we eat it so many different ways, who brought Bacalhau to Portugal, why portuguese folks love it so much,... Octopus has a very unique way too! You will learn everything…

What's included

  • Food
    Pasteis de Bacalhau (Codfish Cakes)
    Bacalhau à Brás (Sauted Codfish)<b...
  • Drinks
    Beer, Sangria, Water or Orange Juice

Meet your host, Joana

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 50 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Oh, hi there!

I'm Joana, born and raised in Porto, a lover of all things cooking and baking related, travel enthusiast and a Tourism Management graduate.

Office working style it's not my thing - hosting, teaching, learning, meeting new people everyday, telling stories and hearing fabulous adventures from fellow travelers are my passions.

I come from a traditional (and by traditional, of course I mean a very loud) Portuguese family with a deep love for homemade dishes.

My grandmothers are incredible skilled in the kitchen, with lots of family owned recipes, tricks and tips so I learned it from the best!

Let me share all of these things with you! Are you ready?
Oh, hi there!

I'm Joana, born and raised in Porto, a lover of all things cooking and baking related, travel enthusiast and a Tourism Management graduate.

Office working style it's not my thing - hosting, teaching, learning, meeting new people everyday, telling stories and hearing fabulous adventures from fellow travelers are my passions.

I come from a traditional (and by traditional, of course I mean a very loud) Portuguese family with a deep love for homemade d…
Co-hosts:
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more
From $34
/ person
Thu, Jun 17
$43 per person
$43 per person
Fri, Jun 18
$43 per person
$43 per person
Sat, Jun 19
$43 per person
$43 per person
AIRBNB EXPERIENCES

Passionate cooks

Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.

Intimate settings

Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.

Vetted by Airbnb

Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.

Where you'll be

We will be in my apartment - There is no better place to be! You will be able to meet my cozy home with natural light and everything we need for a great cooking time
At the end of the class, we will feast together! :)

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 50 reviews.

Younga
September 2020
To all food lovers : don't miss this experience. Me and my friend were alone for this experience and it was having a private cooking class! We really enjoyed it。 Joana is very friendly, attentive and a genuine person. She is really passionate about food and we enjoyed her sotry telling about portuguese food and culture. About food? Mindblowing! Make sure you don't eat before the cooking class because it is so delicious and savory.
To all food lovers : don't miss this experience. Me and my friend were alone for this experience and it was having a private cooking class! We really enjoyed it。 Joana is very frie…
Carlo
August 2020
L’esperienza di cucina con Joana è stata molto interessante e utile. Abbiamo appreso come cucinare alcuni dei piatti che più ci sono piaciuti nel nostro viaggio a Porto. Altamente raccomandato.
Sara
August 2020
Bellissimo pomeriggio alla scoperta dei piatti della tradizione casalinga portoghese. Joanna ci ha fatto sentire i benvenuti e ci ha insegnato a preparare alcuni dei piatti portoghesi che abbiamo adorato durante la nostra vacanza a Porto dandoci consigli sui ristoranti e i locali più interessanti per provare le specialità locali... esperienza super consigliata!
Bellissimo pomeriggio alla scoperta dei piatti della tradizione casalinga portoghese. Joanna ci ha fatto sentire i benvenuti e ci ha insegnato a preparare alcuni dei piatti portogh…
Andrew
July 2020
Very nice experience. Joana is a thoughtful host who was attentive to detail and explained very well and provided good information on the dishes we prepared and other information on portuguese cuisine. Definitely a good way to understand more about this subject and be in a position to show off your newly acquired culinary skills to family and friends!
Very nice experience. Joana is a thoughtful host who was attentive to detail and explained very well and provided good information on the dishes we prepared and other information o…
Isaura
December 2019
It was amazing to learn how to make these 3 great Portuguese dishes under Joana's directions. It was also very generous of Joana to share important tips.
William
December 2019
As am amateur chef I learned a lot of good techniques in the cooking of salt cod and octopus. She took the time to explain everything and gave us a cultural lesson as well. Food was excellently done as enjoyed by all.

Choose from available dates

10 available
1 / 2

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.
Soy-free

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 10 guests ages 8 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

Hunger!