Dancing Trousers Cookery School
Flavours of Sicily

Flavours of Sicily

The beautiful island of Sicily has a cuisine as colourful and exciting as its history. With influences from nearby Spain and Greece and ingredients that came in by sea from the New World and North Africa bringing a distinct Arabic influence. Visit the bustling, vibrant markets and you'll see capers, tomatoes, olives, aubergines, dried and candied fruits, pistachios, spices, fresh herbs by the basketful and much more to delight the senses.

Join our good friend Mariella Bliss as she teaches you authentic Sicilian dishes that are a pleasure to cook and eat! Make the Sicilian speciality of arancini - delicious fried rice balls, a fabulous fish based cous cous, and the dish served at all celebrations - cassata -  made with candied fruits, ricotta and pistachios and Sicily's most famous wine, Marsala. And there will be one or two other culinary surprises along the way as well.

You'll work as a team with your fellow cooks and the cooking will finish at around 1.30pm when you'll sit down to enjoy the feast along with a complimentary glass of wine, Italian of course!