Food in Sicily: Top 10 Iconic Dishes

Learn how to eat like a local in Sicily, discovering arancine, involtini, granita and more
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Sicilian food is famous worldwide for its flavor and alluring look, but below the surface, there is so much more to bite into. Join us as we explore the top 10 most iconic dishes from this Mediterranean paradise, such as pasta al forno, cannoli, and more!
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Michael Sampson trained as a chef at ALMA school of Italian cuisine in the north of Italy and has been living and working in Sicily for over a decade. He has worked at the Gambero Rosso cookery school in Palermo, was head chef and teacher at the Anna Tasca Lanza cookery school in central Sicily, and now runs The Sicilian Pantry cookery school in Palermo's historical centre where he teaches daily cooking lessons covering many traditional Sicilian dishes with guests from all over the world.

We will delve into the flavors and history of these important, traditional dishes, carefully chosen from the cornucopia of amazing food from the throne of the Mediterranean. Led by a chef, culinary instructor, and expert on traditional Sicilian cuisine, Michael Sampson, this lecture will showcase the can’t-miss restaurants and dishes to explore during your next visit to Sicily. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of Sicilian cuisine and history and even some tricks and tips to make some at home.
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Loads of interesting culinary history and information about Sicily’s rich multicultural food heritage. Michael is an enthusiastic, engaging, and knowlegable lecturer. I highly recommend his classes!
Excellent speaker with lots of illustrations. His seminar made me visit a few restaurants to taste these iconic dishes.
Excellent presentation of major dishes and their intricacies.