Italian Mamma Sicily! Cooking In Her Private Home Kitchen™

Market Tour & Cooking With Chef Fiora Angela ~ 1 Day

Join Signora Fiora Angela in the historic center of Siracusa for a market tour and hands-on Sicilian cooking class. Fiora Angela, located in one of the most beautiful parts of Siracusa, is sure to inspire your cooking skills with Sicilian eggplants, lemons, citrus and wine! Visit the market early in the morning for the best farm-to-table blood oranges, fennel, artichokes, fish and produce of the season. Wind through the market stalls with Fiora Angela, stop at the butcher, fishmonger, artisan baker and see fresh foods of the day. Your cooking class and pasta making will give you a taste of Siracusa and Southern Sicilian cuisine in this dream-like setting.

Tie on your apron and get cooking with Signora Fiora Angela creating antipasti, fresh pasta and sauce, main courses and dessert.  Though there are many artisan-made products, wines, and olive oils that your friends and family would love, the best souvenir you can bring back to those at home is the promise of lunches and dinners with your new Sicilian recipes learned in class.

Market Tour

Meet Chef Fiora Angela early in the morning for a tour of the market in the heart of Siracusa. This historic market offers everything from fruits and veggies to meat, fresh-caught fish and artisan baked goods. Every day is different in the market, and Chef Fiora shows you how to select the fresh ingredients that will be brought back to the kitchen.  Along the way, taste some of the market offerings such as fresh brioche or cannoli, for those who love sweet, or a savory arancino, Sicily’s famous flash-fried stuffed rice balls.

Sicily Cooking Class

Chef Fiora Angela is your teacher and her traditional kitchen is your classroom for your hands-on cooking class.  A member of the Accademia Italiana Della Cucina, Italian Cooking Academy, she provides a fun, informal environment where you will learn about Sicilian recipes of the region. Not only will you be cooking up a storm, but you will be learning the history and culture behind each recipe, as well.

After your cooking class, lunch follows and includes the foods that were made in class with wine and beverages included.  Menus vary based on the season, and may include: fried pizzette with tuna and anchovies, Sicilian cheese with pepper, beccafico fish, cherry tomatoes, olives, impanate and caponata.  First courses include cous cous with fresh fish or eggplant timbale.  You’ll be mixing and rolling out pasta while simmering a sauce or two.  Think ravioli, gnocchi, or pasta alla Norma.  Main courses are delicious and include fresh tuna fish with mint or seafood in a tomato sauce with basil and herbs.  One of Fiora Angela’s specialties is a local fennel and orange salad.  Sicilian desserts are exceptional with cannoli, cassata, and ricotta and fruit pie.  These are just a sample of Sicilian foods that you will make. Cooking classes begin at 9:30am and end at approximately 3:00pm.

Program Includes

  • Market visit with tour and tastings included.
  • Hands-on cooking class including the preparation of a four-course traditional Sicilian menu.  Lunch follows and includes the foods that were prepared in class. Local wine and beverages included.
  • Cooking Vacations chef’s apron
  • Cooking Vacations’ chef’s apron and recipe booklet.
Program Prices

$295 per person, based on 2 guests.

For Single Guests: If you are traveling on your own, please call us for the best group price. We are happy to welcome you into an already scheduled group.

* Please note: One-day cooking classes do not include transportation, accommodations, or any other excursions.  If you would like to add on transfers to and from your hotel or cruise ship port ~ please let us know your group size and we will be happy to provide a price and reserve the transfer(s) for you.  If you have a non-cooker who would like dine, but not cook, please let us know and we will also send you pricing.

Check Availability

2024 Dates: This program is available throughout the year. Rates are subject to change based on currency exchange. Cooking classes begin at 9:30am and end at approximately 3:00pm. Call for updated rates. Airfare not included. Group transfers for any cooking tour or tours that include transfers, are for the group and are not private. Transfers before, after or to another destination outside of your cooking tour are not included in the program price. If you would like to add on a private transfer or transfers, let us know and we will send you pricing.