Workshops in Sicily

Workshop at the Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School

I am so excited to be running another 5-day workshop at the renowned Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School in Sicily from Wednesday 1 November to Monday 6 November 2017.

We will be based at the glorious Case Vecchie, some 2 hours south east of Palermo. It will be the last half of autumn so the colours of the fields will be glorious, with olive trees laden with fruit that is ready to be harvested.

Please visit the Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School website for further details including how to book and this page for details on the workshop I will be running. I have put up several photos that I took when I was there in early spring in 2015 so you can get the feel of this beautiful place. I ran a workshop there in September 2016 with Fabrizia Lanza, which I hope to write up on this blog soon. I am very much looking forward to going back there for another incredible Sicilian experience in November 2017. Find out more about me

1st – 6th November 2017
Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School


Each day of the workshop we will focus on different ingredients, understanding their source or production and then how they are used in cooking. Finally we will be eating them! Our days will have activities including visiting the local cheese-maker to watch traditional ricotta-making with sheeps-milk and seeing what happens behind-the-scenes in pecorino-making (an aged sheep’s-milk cheese); foraging for wild greens and other seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs in the gardens at Case Vecchie; olive harvesting and olive oil tasting; wine-tasting (as we will be in the middle of a winery); a trip to the historic fish markets in Catania and a visit to a local ceramic maker.

There will be daily cooking classes, using the ingredients we have collected during our travels. The food we will share will be fresh, seasonal and delicious, and we will drink exceptional Sicilian wine.

The accommodation is in charming rooms that are part of the 19th century Case Vecchie country home and cooking school and have those gorgeous blue framed-windows you see in the photos. Beds have embroidered linen, old framed prints line the walls of the bedrooms, which are full of Sicilian rustic charm. Several rooms have sweeping views of the vineyard and gardens from the shuttered windows. You will be part of a community of people who have stayed at beautiful Case Vecchie and participated in workshops. See posts from other food writers or bloggers who run workshops here including Rachel Roddy and Bea Feltre (Le Tartine Gourmand).

All meals, wine, cooking classes, accommodation, and all travel during the days you are at Case Vecchie are included in the price. There will be some free time during most days if you would like a rest from our activities. Wi-fi is available.

If you have any questions about the classes, please contact me