Private Cooking Class and Market Tour in Palermo to prepare traditional Sicilian food

6 h
Food, Wine & nightlife
difficulty Very easy
Wheelchair Not Accessible

Private Cooking Class and Market Tour in Palermo to prepare traditional Sicilian food

With this traditional Sicilian cooking class you will not only learn to cook traditional foods from Palermo, but you'll also have the chance to visit Palermo, exploring the neighborhoods of the old town and reaching the characteristic markets of the capital, as Ballarò, Capo or Vucciria .

Learn how to cook some of the plates of Sicilian tradition
Discover the city of Palermo walking around its streets
Buy fresh, seasonal ingredients
Admire the beauty of Palermo's historical markets, such as Ballarò, Capo or Vucciria
Enjoy the traditional dishes you have prepared with your professional chef

Thanks to this private cooking lesson, you will have the opportunity to learn some of the recipes of the famous, traditional Sicilian cuisine and to visit Palermo, one of the most beautiful cities in Sicily, famous for its centuries-old history and a meeting point of different cultures.

A cooking class to discover the culinary specialties of Palermo

During the cooking class, which will last about six hours, you will be assisted by a local trained professional, and you will learn to cook some of the most famous recipes of the island's culinary tradition.
You will have the opportunity to personally buy local products, chosen according to the season, which will allow you to make some of the dishes of the tradition of Palermo.

Discover the characteristic markets of Ballarò, Capo and the Vucciria

You'll start your day with a visit to some of the picturesque and quaint markets of Palermo, where you can discover the culinary delights that this city offers: the permanent market of Ballarò, the oldest of Palermo; the Capo market, one of the most colorful historical markets of the city; Vucciria (which in Sicilian means "confusion"), characterized by the voices and screams that overlap sellers.
After the market tour, start your cooking class: assisted by a professional chef, you will learn to create some of the typical dishes of the culinary culture of Sicily.
The lesson will be preceded by a welcome snack, as an introduction to the flavors of Sicily, carefully prepared by the chef.

Learn some of the typical recipes of the Sicilian tradition

Just to mention some of the Sicilian specialties that you might prepare during this experience, you may discover the secrets of "panelle", delicious chickpea flour pancakes; or the "cazzilli", croquettes of potato, or again see the preparation of the famous "Sicilian caponata", prepare a fabulous "eggplant parmigiana" or the famous "sarde allinguate".
You will end this amazing experience with lunch, savoring the dishes that you have prepared with your own hands.

Learn more about the culinary traditions of Sicily!

Takes part to a Tour of Sicilian Street Food in Palermo or, if you have more time to explore Sicily, take a look at our 8-Days Slow Food Tour of Sicily!

  • Palermo
  • Market tour of Palermo
  • Ingredients
  • Cooking Class
  • Welcome snack
  • Lunch
  • Tips (optional)
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We suggest wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
Please inform us of any dietary restriction or allergy in advance.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.