Photos - Cooking & Adventure on the Islands of Sicily

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Francesco shows our guests the fun art of making fresh sausages right out of the grinder. The shop is in Valderice. We make Pasticcini di Mandarle- Sicilian Almond Cookies at one of our cooking classes in Favignana, Sicily Another great night at the country villa in Favignana, Sicily where we make cheese, pizza and harvest honey! Our guests after getting their freshly-harvested salt from the saline at the Trapani, Sicily salt flats. Our friend's farm has lots of surprises as they even raise their own goats to get milk and also make cheese from. Gina made fast friends with this little guy - but then we fried him up and ate him with our amazing lunch on the boat&#x Fisherman will be fisherman and they respect their catch. So much so that they are careful in handling them. We make these popular and delicious Sicilian Almond Cookies fresh from scratch during our Favignana cooking classes! While out on our early morning fishing excursion, we see the most spectacular sunrises in Favignana, Sicily. Fresh Sicilian tomatoes! We use exclusively in this delicious Busiate pasta dish made from scratch in cooking class The historic Florio Tuna Cannery in Favignana harbor is truly fascinating to see how the locals lived off the sea! Such great friends in Favignana that we make pizza and fresh ricotta cheese with in their private country home. Erice offers some of the most stunning views on the western side of Mainland Sicily. We never know what we're going to reel-in from the sea. This time it was lobster! So, lets make pasta! We stay in the cutest "Casitas" during our vacation week in Favignana, Sicily. Each place is wonderfully accom At Macelleria Campo in Valderice, we have an amazing time making fresh sausages and having a fantastic lunch there! We go out on the private boats during the week and explore the island from the sea on our cooking and adventure tours After our fantastic morning out at sea, we bring our fresh catch to the market to sell to the locals. All in good fun&#x Paola harvesting salt in Trapani, Sicily on our cooking and wine adventure vacation in Italy. Sometimes the fish are biting early, so we head out with the crew and set the lines for our fishing trip in Favignana. We make pizza from scratch at a private country home in Favignana. It's also where we make fresh ricotta and honey& Micheal and Gibarosso in this great photo from Gibarosso's country home in Favignana, Sicily. He was an original. Sophie made the hike up the salt mountain in Marsala, Sicily Having some fun exploring and wine tasting at a winery in Marsala, Sicily. Two of our favorite people sharing a little aperitivi down by the cliffs near the hotel. A truly immersive experience. We take this boat out on excursions around the island of Favignana. We fish and visit coves and bays and eat great food& Guests having fun waiting for our private boats to take us around Favignana, Sicily on our cooking vacations. Our guests often take the trail up to the Castle of Santa Caterina when they have some time off. Actually, they really did the leg-work and harvested the fiore di sale that you see in the photo. We take the salt home. While out on our island cruise in Favignana, Sicily, we drop anchor and enjoy the cool seas to take a nice plunge! Ivan shows the group how to make proper bruschetta on our cooking and adventure on the islands of Sicily We explore coves and grottos on our Favignana, Sicily cooking and wine Vacations in Italy. During the salt harvest season in Trapani, Sicily - The workers build these salt mounds completely by hand. Cara loves fresh-from-scratch almond cookies so much that we had to trade some wine for her to share them with us! Michael and Ivan - longtime friends enjoying some fun and pasta on the boat in Favignana, Sicily Enjoy some down time and soak in the sun at one of the many fantastic beaches of Favignana, Sicily. Rosario, our Favignana,Sicily boat captain being his fun-loving self with his new best friend, Mr. Octopi! We make authentic Sicilian arancini from scratch on our Favignana, Sicily Vacation weeks. These rice balls are delicious Taking it easy and relaxing on the boat on the Amalfi Coast. Our tour leaders, class instructors are our family in Favignana that will soon be your family once you meet them! Along with other delicious fruits, we enjoy our relaxing boat rides around the Isola di Favignana, Sicily On all our Italian cooking vacations we make fresh pasta in one form or another. Pastas are typically regional recipes.