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Visit Sicily

Live from: 

Italy

Difficulty: 

Intermediate to Advanced

Class Duration: 

2 to 2-1/2 hours

Language: 

Italian, English

VISIT SICILY

Italy

Intermediate to Advanced

2 to 2-1/2 hours

Italian

Italy

Master working with eggplant in this fabulous cooking experience that celebrates Sicily

Food tells a story of history, culture and tradition, and Sicily is one of the shining examples of tracing history and food. The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea also has a fascinating past which can be savoured in its cuisine. Even today, if you ask a person in Sicily about their heritage - they will answer Sicilian, not Italian. While the food of this island has much in common with the rest of Italy, there's a noticeable difference with Greek, Spanish and Arab influence. As you tour around the island and explore the chaotic markets in Palermo and Catania, you'll see heaps of locally grown produce - eggplant, zucchini, olives, capers and legumes like chickpeas - all made possible by fertile volcanic soil. You'll see an abundance of citrus fruit and unique fruits including the native blood orange, Tarroco, that can't be exported and are only found on this island. You'll see loads of nuts and dried fruits that nod to their Arab influence. 


This Sicilian cooking class pays tribute to some of this destinations most famous dishes.  First, you'll start with the loved Pasta alla Norma.  This simple dish is technically challenging with a lesson in perfectly fried eggplant. Then you'll explore sweet and salty Caponata. Eggplant, peppers, olives, raisins and pine nuts come together in a side dish or appetizer that embodies the spirit of this island. Finally, you'll explore another island off the coast of Sicily - Pantelleria. This delightful place, part of the Strait of Sicily, is only 60 kilometers from Tunisia. A simple salad of potatoes, tomatoes and olives - the fresh flavors, we believe, will become one of your summer staples. 


Transport your kitchen to the island of Sicily in this fabulous virtual cooking class. Our chefs, video calling you live from Italy, will teach you about the unique nature of this region and together you'll explore the flavors that make it so special. After 2-1/2 hours you'll have made a new friend, shared stories and added new dishes to your weekly repertoire. 

20 minute Kitchen Prep Session with a Personal Kitchen Assistant who will get you ready! Includes teaching about ingredients and answering any questions you have as you get ready for your private cooking experience

2-1/2 hour Private Cooking Class via Skype with a highly accomplished global chef who lives where the recipe originated. Perfect for stay home date nights!

Personalized step-by-step coaching, tips, culinary tricks, sharing of stories, and more

A fantastic multi-course meal, 100% authentic and enjoyed as if you travelled to your chef's country!

Music Playlists featuring artists from the chef's country to get ready for your experience