Authentic home cooking classes in Noto.
Welcome to your home away from home in Southeastern Sicily.
Sicilian Home Cooking Classes
Soul of Sicily is based in Noto, Sicily and offers traditional, seasonal cooking classes for groups. My cooking classes take place in a private home. Groups of 2 to 4 people can have their lesson in the historical center of Noto. Groups of 5 may choose between an authentic agriturismo or (based upon availability) at a private villa in countryside (for groups of 8 or more). We'll learn one of the great secrets of Sicilian cooking -- including tips on how Sicilians choose ingredients in their gardens, markets and at small local food shops.
Group Culinary Tours
Seasonal culinary tours cover the best of Sicily. We offered our first October Olive Harvest tour ten years ago and it is always a favorite. We have Spring trips that focus on Sicily's wild herbs -- some of the most aromatic and healing plants in the entire world -- which we use lovingly in our cooking... here in the heart of the Mediterranean. You may enjoy an exploration traditional culinary rituals with Sicilian tomatoes in the summer.
Private Customized Programs
For several weeks each year my husband and I open the liberty style villa to private groups of 2 to 7 people for personalized cooking classes. You will learn recipes or technique, and enjoy an authentic full immersion experience. Relax, ease into the pleasures of Sicilian cooking and explore the landscape. When you leave you will take all of the inspiration home with you.
“"So impressed by the "insiderness" of the trip, and the Oz aspect (peek behind the curtain--Wizard of Oz reference) of your tours. You are a big draw. You are personable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Killer attributes in a tour leader!" -Birdi 2011 Lemons & Oregano Tour!