Cooking Class: Secrets of Sicilian Arancini Balls with Gina Tringali

Cooking Class: Secrets of Sicilian Arancini Balls with Gina Tringali


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Meet one of Sicily's most revered street foods: the arancina (rice ball)! The Arabs introduced or reintroduced rice to Sicily in the 10th century. Arancini (rice balls), panel (chickpea fritters), and many desserts made with sugar cane were inspired by Arab agriculture and cuisine.

Today, cheese-filled fried rice balls are firmly on the menu. Arancini are a hearty handheld snack that comes in a variety of forms. The classic arancina is meat-filled, but nowadays fillings range from ground meat and peas to pistachio nuts and chicken, using local ingredients and experimenting with combinations of flavors. In this cooking seminar, we will learn a basic recipe with the option to adapt it to individual tastes.

In this hands-on conversation, we will learn how to prepare this delicious Sicilian snack. Led by food historian, sommelier, and home cook Gina Tringali, this interactive lesson will have you making arancini like an expert. Designed to deliver a taste of Sicily, participants will come away with an understanding of how to make this beloved fried snack and learn about its different names, forms, and flavors.

We're not giving away the secret recipe* just yet, but here are some things that you will need for the cooking class:

  • Arborio rice
  • Stock (chicken or vegetable)
  • Dry white wine
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Mozarella
  • Canola or vegetable oil
  • Parchment paper
  • Wooden spatula and slotted spoon

*Participants will be provided with a full ingredient list prior to the class.

Gina is a food historian, coffee connoisseur, and cook. Born into an Italian-American family, Gina spent countless hours in the kitchens of her mom and her Neapolitan and Sicilian grandmothers – watching, cooking, tasting – dreaming of living in Italy. In 2007 she relocated to Rome where she earned a Master’s degree in Italian Gastronomic Culture from the Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, and became a certified sommelier and member of AIS. She also holds an MBA from NYU. Before relocating to Rome, she worked for Tom Colicchio's Craft family of restaurants in NYC in business development and marketing and she spent some time in the kitchen. Her writing appears on numerous food and travel publications.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Arancini...Finally!
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A fun interactive experience!
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Excellent course
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Great virtual cooking class
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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
90%
(9)
10%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
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R
R.S.
Arancini...Finally!
C
C.P.
A fun interactive experience!
J
J.
Excellent course
S
S.
Great virtual cooking class
K
K.B.