22069
Italy
Cooking in Sicily
Learn the time-honored art of Sicilian cooking as you visit a historic winery, enjoy chef-led cooking classes and join chef Monica Consoli for a private lesson and meal in her home!
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Program No. 22069RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
2,899
Flights start at
900
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William
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The Cooking in Sicily tour was led by Ms. Rosa Rizza who was a cheerful walking encyclopedia of Sicilian history and tradition. The four cooking courses, conducted by two noted chefs, were entertaining, informal and belt breaking. All four sessions emphasized technique and regional dishes that can be recreated at home with common utensils. An advanced cook would lean new dishes and a novice would not feel awkward. I highly recommend the tour for people who enjoy eating.
Linda
(5)
I realize the website had a recent overhaul but I wish the messaging feature was still active.
Tim
(5)
Our cooking tour to Sicily based in beautiful Taormina was a dream trip for me.Our Road Scholar tour leader was outstanding! A safe and comfortable boutique hotel overlooking the Ionian sea. It was magical.
Tom
(5)
Fun time.
Myrna
(5)
The cooking in Sicily trip was one of the best I have ever been on. This was my first RoadScholar trip I'd taken, and it exceeded all expectations. Activities were not limited to cooking. We toured antiquities, went to a honey bee farm, tasted wines at a winery, went up Mt. Etna, and had plenty of time to do plenty of damage shopping. Sicily was magnificent, and so was the trip.
Alison
(5)
The cooking activities, and field trips are excellent and informative. Taormina is beautiful with lots to see and do during your free time. Our leader, Rosa, was excellent as were the instructors. The group is small which makes the hand-on activities especially fun and Chef Massimo can give personal attention. There is plenty of history to experience in between the cooking activities so a good balance is achieved. There are a lot of stone steps to negotiate throughout the town walks so that should be considered. I loved everything from beginning to end and would happily recommend this trip.
Jane
(5)
MY HUSBAND AND I AGREE WE WERE VERY FORTUNATE TO BE ACCEPTED INTO THIS NEW PROGRAM. IT WILL REMAIN NUMBER 2 ON OUR LIST OF ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAMS ATTENDED.......NUMBER 1 WAS HIKING IN THE ALPS
Karen
(5)
"Cooking in Sicily" covers this topic beautifully, from market to kitchen to table. This program provides so much more as well. Sicily is a lovely island with a rich history and fascinating geology. The Group Leader, Rosa Rizza, is very passionate and knowledgeable about Sicily and shares her expertise in a delightful way. Taormina is a charming city and makes the perfect home base. The small group format enhances the experience.
Louise
(5)
I highly recommend this program to anyone who loves to cook and wants to learn about Sicily. The hands-on cooking classes were great and the field trips were fantastic. The Group Leader, Rosa Rizza, is wonderful and was an added benefit to this trip.