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About Smile And Food
Sicilian cooking classes. Street food tour. Wine Tasting around Sicily. Personal Chef service in Sicily. Special meals: gluten free, lactose-free, vegetarian and vegan. First step of the cooking class the food tour around the street market in Ortigia Island in Siracusa, second step to make the lunch at my home. We'll finish sharing the lunch together. Experience open to all. Family friendly.
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Christopher H wrote a review Oct 2020
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Alessia was the perfect guide to show us the Sicilian ways of cooking and the large variations of world class delicacies you can find in lovely Ortigia. She was super communicative, reliable and knowledgeable. One could see that this world is her home and passion, by her way of showing the food on the market as well as preparing it in the perfect kitchen setup. You might get some special treatment as she is friends with several shop owners. She was very proud to share her food and the stories and went out of her way to give us the best experience we could imagine. We also received a large collection of her recipes. Thank you so so much Alessia!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ruth wrote a review Oct 2020
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Perfect , Alessia is incredible . She knows so much about food and she has the necessary respect of ingredients and their Quality .
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Date of experience: October 2020
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K O wrote a review Oct 2020
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Alessia immediately put my mind at ease and explained at great length about how individualistic she makes each tour. The tour felt seamless and we learned about the local traditions and selections at the market, while sipping on wine and trying samples. Once we had determined what we wished to cook for our meal, we began to walk to her personal kitchen, showing us sites and giving us recommendations along the way. She was thoughtful and it really felt like we were immersed into the experience with how well known she is within the community, having been a fish monger before becoming a chef. As for the cooking, she was very patient with me and my clumsy hands and explained each of the proper ways to prepare each ingredient, and what those methods added to the dish. Cooking off the liquid of the pumpkin and THEN adding salt in order to retain texture and flavor was one lesson that sticks to mind. She is also delightful and was mind enough to send me a few recommendations and recipes after the tour. Highlight of my journey to Siracusa.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Claudia C wrote a review Mar 2020
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Mum and I had a great time with Alessia. She took us to the colourful market first and then kindly and patiently guided us through the cooking stages.Por meal tasted delicious! She is so lively and loves sharing every detail with you. Truly Siciclian adventure. Recommended!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Mark O wrote a review Nov 2019
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Lovely day spent eating, drinking and cooking in Syracuse. Alessia speaks very gd English and has infectious enthusiasm. She would make a great tv chef. I thought finishing the cannoli was a bit simplistic and it wd've been gd to do the cases. In fact I have just done cannoli for the first time and they worked out very well. Wd do it again.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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