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Homemade orecchiette

Lecce, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Paola

4 hours
Italian
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, French, Italian

What you'll do

Armed with board, flour and water, we will make together with our guests Orecchiette, a typical Apulian pasta shape. We will cook them following the traditional recipes, with fresh scattarisciati tomatoes or with cime di rapa (turnip greens), depending on the season. In addition to ‘’our orecchiette’’, we will taste a typical Salento menu consisting of tarallini, frise, cheese, mozzarella, legumes and vegetables that we could also have the chance to harvest from our home’s garden, depending on availability. There will also be a good bottle of Salento wine on the table and the liqueur made with laurel leaves collected from the great hedge of grandparents’ house.
Narrations and explanations on the history and traditions of Salento will accompany the culinary experience.
Other things to note
It is possible to combine the "Orecchiette fatte in casa" experience with an overnight stay in "Villa Salentina in città" with discounts https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/19106234
Armed with board, flour and water, we will make together with our guests Orecchiette, a typical Apulian pasta shape. We will cook them following the traditional recipes, with fresh scattarisciati tomatoes or with cime di rapa (turnip greens), depending on the season. In addition to ‘’our orecchiette’’, we will taste a typical Salento menu consisting of tarallini, frise, cheese, mozzarella, legumes and vegetables that we could also have the chance…

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What's included

  • Food
    I offer a typical Salento menu consisting of a first course of orecchiette...
  • Equipment
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Sat, Dec 5
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Sun, Dec 6
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Meet your host, Paola

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 73 Reviews
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When I went to visit my grandmother in Ostuni as a child, she would always say to my grandfather "pre' pre', facim do stacciodd p' la piccenna’’, ‘’come on, come on, let’s make orecchiette for the kid’’. And immediately the board, the semolina in the big cotton bags and the lukewarm water in the kettle that I still keep, appeared. My task was to place the orecchiette magically created by my grandmother's hands, under the watchful eye of my grandfather. Now that these beloved people are no longer with us, the wise hands of my aunt have taught my daughters and I the noble art of preparing orecchiette at home, so that family, traditions, affections, memories, smells, tastes, rituals don’t get lost.
When I went to visit my grandmother in Ostuni as a child, she would always say to my grandfather "pre' pre', facim do stacciodd p' la piccenna’’, ‘’come on, come on, let’s make orecchiette for the kid’’. And immediately the board, the semolina in the big cotton bags and the lukewarm water in the kettle that I still keep, appeared. My task was to place the orecchiette magically created by my grandmother's hands, under the watchful eye of my grandfather. Now that these beloved people are no longe…
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Where you'll be

I will host you in my house, a typical 19th century Salento villa in Lecce stone and walls from the Messapian era. Depending on the season, we will be in the living room or in the garden to enjoy the colors and scents of Salento. SINGLE WORKING TABLES AND LARGE SPACES ALLOW THE SPACING IN COMPLIANCE WITH ANTICOVID RULES ANDE DECREES . The experience can be carried out in the morning or evening at request.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 73 reviews.

Emma
October 2020
We had the most fantastic time with Paola, I couldn’t recommend this experience more. We made several types of pasta but learnt so much about Lecce’s history and culture too. Paola was so warm and welcoming.
Mona
October 2020
Es ist als ob man von einer alten Freundin willkommen geheißen wird und mit Engelsgeduld in die Kunst der Pasta eingeführt wird. Kulturelle und soziale Gespräche komplettieren die sehr angenehme Atmosphäre. Ich habe auf alle Fälle eine Freundin gewonnen. Danke
Es ist als ob man von einer alten Freundin willkommen geheißen wird und mit Engelsgeduld in die Kunst der Pasta eingeführt wird. Kulturelle und soziale Gespräche komplettieren die…
Adeline
October 2020
Paola is amazing! She was really friendly to us and our evening was really amazing ! The experience allowed to really know how to make 4 kinds of pasta and the sauce within
Capucine
October 2020
Foncez y ! Une expérience au top lors de notre séjour à Lecce. Paola est une hôtesse géniale, nous n'avons pas vu le temps passer. Un moment vraiment complet entre réalisation de plusieurs types de pâtes, cours de cuisine et dégustation. Nous avons adoré !
Foncez y ! Une expérience au top lors de notre séjour à Lecce. Paola est une hôtesse géniale, nous n'avons pas vu le temps passer. Un moment vraiment complet entre réalisation de…
Tra My
October 2020
Paola was a wonderful host and has an impressive life story to tell. I would highly recommend this cooking class to everyone who is seeking an authentic Italian experience!
Alwyn
October 2020
We had a great night with Paola! We were with quite a big group from different countries and it was really nice to meet Paola and the other guests. The pasta making was a lot of fun. Instead of following a set recipe, we just followed Paola's lead and she gave a lot of useful tips. After that we got three dishes with our self-made pasta and we had wine and conversation. Paola shared some beautiful (family) history and stories with us. All in all it was a great experience, I would recommend everyone to do this when in Lecce!
We had a great night with Paola! We were with quite a big group from different countries and it was really nice to meet Paola and the other guests. The pasta making was a lot of fu…

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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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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

I will provide to everything you need. You just bring smiles, and curiosity about local customs and traditions