Overview of the course

Inspired by several cultures, Sicilian food is completely unique. Learn about the history, specific flavour combinations and how to make authentic Sicilian dishes.

A perfect way to master this style of cooking is on this one day Sicilian cookery course with our expert chef, Sara Danesin. It should inspire you and give you the confidence needed to recreate the dishes in your own home, to impress your friends and loved ones.

Techniques learnt on this course will be:

By the end of the course, you will have mastered the key techniques, namely:

– The art of Caponata

– How to create an authentic Sicilian pesto

– How to make Arancini

– Sardine in beccafico

– A delicious Sicilian dessert


This day long course is designed to give you total confidence in applying all of these techniques, so that you will have no trouble repeating the recipes when you get home.


Sara Danesin: the expert chef who will take you through the course

Your one-day Sicilian cookery course will be led by chef Sara Danesin Medio. Sara is a 2011 BBC Masterchef finalist, whose primary area of expertise is exceptional Italian and Sicilian cuisine. Sara blends her heritage with modern cooking techniques to create stylish, appealing, delicious dishes.

Sara believes in sharing her passion and skills, and stresses the benefits of using quality ingredients, a professional presentation, and a dash of creativity. Her traditional heritage can be clearly seen in her cuisine. Some of Sara’s most fond childhood memories include hunting for wild asparagus and mushrooms with her father and using those foraged ingredients to create beautiful dishes for her family.


Dishes made on the day:

Throughout the day, you will learn to cook all of these delicious recipes, and you will be able to enjoy eating your own creations:

  • Spaghetti with pesto trapanese
  • Caponata
  • Arancini
  • Sardine in beccafico
  • Cannoli Siciliani or pistachio cake

*Please note, we reserve the right to alter the dishes covered in the course, if required, to meet the dietary requirements or allergy concerns of our guests.


Book your place on the course today

This Sicilian cookery course will teach you how to make an authentic Sicilian /meal from scratch. Sara, will guide you through the day with a series of demonstrations giving you the confidence to recreate these dishes back at your own work stations.

Not only will you make traditional Sicilian dishes, such as arancini and sardine in beccafico you will also have the opportunity to ask any foodie questions you may have, as well as any burning question you may have about what goes on behind the scenes of Masterchef.


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