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Home made pasta and Sicilian food

Scaletta Marina, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Anna

4 hours
Italian
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

I will teach you how to make homemade pasta: Sicilian "maccheroni", "maltagliati", "cavatieddi" and "bisiati".
First we will make the dough of fresh pasta made without eggs, with semolina flour, water and e.v. olive oil.
We will make three classic classic pastas: bisiate, cavatieddi and maltagliati. When we finish, we will cook, eat and taste our pasta together and Anna will also offer coffee and cakes.
Other things to note
We are sorry but we do not produce gluten-free or vegan foods.
Vegetarians are welcome

Anna's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    3 types of pasta. cake
  • Drinks
    Water, wine, juice,coffee
From £54
/ person
Sat, 28 Nov
11:00 - 15:00
£54 per person
£54 per person
Mon, 30 Nov
11:00 - 15:00
£54 per person
£54 per person
Tue, 1 Dec
11:00 - 15:00
£54 per person
£54 per person

Meet your host, Anna

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm 51 years old. Since i was a child i always liked cooking. I learned from my grandma to make hand made pasta and other typical Sicilian dishes such as macaroni, "bisiate" and "cavattieddi". I worked i from 2005 onwards as a cook assistant in restaurants and I also worked in food laboratories where meat and vegetable products were prepared. I also have HACCP certification, regular catering and banqueting license and together with my husband we run a home restaurant ( Anna's kitchen). I like to create tasty dishes using basic ingredients and traditional methods. I turned my passion into a job to communicate the secrets of this simple and tasty cuisine to others.
I'm 51 years old. Since i was a child i always liked cooking. I learned from my grandma to make hand made pasta and other typical Sicilian dishes such as macaroni, "bisiate" and "cavattieddi". I worked i from 2005 onwards as a cook assistant in restaurants and I also worked in food laboratories where meat and vegetable products were prepared. I also have HACCP certification, regular catering and banqueting license and together with my husband we run a home restaurant ( Anna's kitchen). I like to…
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Where you'll be

Our interpreter will wait at the Scaletta Zanclea station. Our small village is known for its Rufo ruffo XI-XII castle, we will take a guided tour following a characteristic walk through the streets of the village. Then we will begin the culinary lesson in Anna's kitchen. Scaletta is a fantastic village a few steps from the sea. It is also close to famous cities like Messina, Taormina and Catania with its Etna volcano.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Karilynn
November 2019
This experience was the highlight of our time in Sicily. The location was breathtaking and the class was thorough with simple recipes we know we will be able to use in our own home! The food we made was authentic and incredibly tasty. Anna, her husband, and the interpreter, Rosy, were warm, beautiful people who made us feel like family!
This experience was the highlight of our time in Sicily. The location was breathtaking and the class was thorough with simple recipes we know we will be able to use in our own home…
Peter
September 2019
Anna und ihr Ehemann haben mir einen tollen Nachmittag/Abend bereitet. Es fing schon damit an, dass mich Annas Ehemann am Bahnhof abgeholt hat. Dann hatte er eine Führung durch das historische Castello von Scaletta Zanclea organisiert. Von dem Castello aus hat man einen sagenhaften Blick auf das Meer, Sizilien und bis hinüber nach Reggio Calabria (Fotoapparat o. Handy nicht vergessen). Anschließend sind wir zur Wohnung von Anna gefahren. Anna und ihr Mann betreiben dort ein kleines aber sehr feines Resturant. , In der Küche darüber haben Anna und ihr Mann dann mit mir drei Sorten sizilianische Nudeln mit dazugehörigen Saucen gekocht. Es war eine sehr nette und lockere Atmosphäre. Man merkt, dass Anna mit Herzblut Köchin ist. Abschließend haben wir dann die gekochten Gerichte bei einem guten Glas Wein auf der Dachterrassse mit herrlicher Aussicht verspeist und ich wurde zurück zum Bahnhof gefahren. Anna und ihr Mann sind wirklich sehr herzliche Gastgeber. Es war sehr schön, sie kennenzulernen und ein sehr netter Abend. Dachterrass Dachrt Dachterrasse
Anna und ihr Ehemann haben mir einen tollen Nachmittag/Abend bereitet. Es fing schon damit an, dass mich Annas Ehemann am Bahnhof abgeholt hat. Dann hatte er eine Führung durch da…
Jonny
September 2019
It was a real pleasure to share this experience with Anna and Orazio. They were so welcoming, and the cultural and culinary aspects of the experience complimented each other very well. We cooked three different dishes, and Anna made excellent vegetarian menu choices to suit our dietary requirements. We were invited to treat Anna and Orazio’s home as if it were our own, and we feel as if we have made two lovely friends on the East coast of Sicily! This experience is thoroughly recommended to any and all who have a thirst for culture and good food. Thank you both! È stato veramente un piacere avere questa esperienza con Anna e Orazio. Ci hanno ricevuto con tanta gentilezza, e l’escursione culturale ha aggiunto molto alla nostra esperienza culinaria. Abbiamo cucinato tre piatti diversi, e Anna ha scelto delle belle soluzioni per noi che siamo vegetarian. Anna e Orazio ci invitavano a trattare la loro casa come fossero la nostra, e sentiamo veramente d’aver trovato due cari amici alla costa est di Sicilia. Questa esperienza è perfetta per chiunque abbia una sete per la cultura e per l’arte di mangiar bene!
It was a real pleasure to share this experience with Anna and Orazio. They were so welcoming, and the cultural and culinary aspects of the experience complimented each other very w…
Christopher
August 2019
Very kind people, felt very welcome, making the pasta was fun and eating it afterwards was even more fun. We also learned how to make sun dried tomatoes
Adelle
August 2019
Abbiamo trascorso un pomeriggio molto istruttivo e divertente con Anna e suo marito Orazio. Siamo stati molto ben accolti, abbiamo imparato a preparare una pasta molto gustosa e tutto questo in un'atmosfera carina e con una bellissima vista sul mare! Consiglio a tutti quelli que passeggiare a Messina o aTaormina! Ritorneremo in futuro per una nuova esperienza con Anna!
Abbiamo trascorso un pomeriggio molto istruttivo e divertente con Anna e suo marito Orazio. Siamo stati molto ben accolti, abbiamo imparato a preparare una pasta molto gustosa e t…
Anne
June 2019
We met Anna’s husband and an interpreter at the train station and then we went to a private guided tour of the castle. It was really unique and interesting. We met Anna at her house and were very well welcome, they were all really friendly. Anna is a good teacher and take time to show you the techniques to make good pasta. We cooked 3 types of pasta and condiments followed by the degustation. It was really delicious, tasty and from our point of view the best pasta we had in Italy!! We also loved the cannolo that Anna prepared! We definitely recommend this great Sicilian experience at Anna’s Kitchen!
We met Anna’s husband and an interpreter at the train station and then we went to a private guided tour of the castle. It was really unique and interesting. We met Anna at her hous…

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  • Sat, 28 Nov
    11:00 - 15:00
    £54 per person
  • Mon, 30 Nov
    11:00 - 15:00
    £54 per person
  • Tue, 1 Dec
    11:00 - 15:00
    £54 per person
  • Wed, 2 Dec
    11:00 - 15:00
    £54 per person
  • Fri, 4 Dec
    11:00 - 15:00
    £54 per person
  • Sat, 5 Dec
    11:00 - 15:00
    £54 per person
  • Mon, 7 Dec
    11:00 - 15:00
    £54 per person
  • Tue, 8 Dec
    11:00 - 15:00
    £54 per person

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 your needs to be accommodated.
Vegetarian

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.