Ravenna - The Original Italian Meatball: My Mother's Secret Recipe

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The Original Italian Meatball: My Mother's Secret Recipe

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(26 reviews)
Silvia's Kitchen, Ravenna, Italy
45 mins

About the tour

We all have a recipe that we keep close to our heart, but there is one recipe that can make youngsters and oldsters agree: meatballs! Originally invented as a way to recycle leftovers from the day before, meatballs can be created with anything from your cupboard and fridge: meat, vegetables, fish, legumes... and the way to cook them are equally various ! For this recipe, I want to share with you how my mother used (and still does) to cook them when I was a child : meatballs with tomato sauce. Keep in mind that with this recipe it’s crucial to serve on the table a good loaf of homemade bread for the final “scarpetta”, an essential custom for this amazing dish ! In you like to cook along with me here the list of the ingredients and tools INGREDIENTS for 2 people For the meatballs 2/3 cup (150gr) of minced pork 2/3 cup (150g) of minced beef 1 egg 2 tablespoon of parmesan cheese 2 tablespoon of ricotta cheese OR 2 tbsp (30 g) of dry bread soaked in milk 1 slice of mortadella or baked ham garlic 1/4 clove 1 tbsp chopped parsley 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg or a grated sprinkle fine salt at taste black pepper at taste For the sauce 3 tablespoons of extra vergine olive oil 1/2 carrot 1/2 stalk of celery 1/2 onion depending on size 2 cups (500g) tomato sauce (passata) fine salt to taste black pepper to taste Tools chopping board a medium bowl medium sauce pan a sharp knife a wooden spoon a spoon preparation time 30 minutes cooking time 40

Meet Silvia


Silvia is born and raised in Ravenna where she attended her studies of language and mosaic art. Since 2000 she works with passion as a national tourist guide. A lover of art and good food, a tireless traveler, she chooses a profession that can make her feel like traveling even from home, meeting visitors from every corner of the world and ambassadors of different cultures. Based in Ravenna, Emilia Romagna, but with the heart in Sardinia, her tours make people feel her love for her Country and the desire to transmit it to visitors. Always looking for new destinations and itineraries out from the beaten path, through the virtual tours Silvia will make you discover not only wonderful cities and breathtaking landscapes but also the goodness of the typical local food prepared at home with love, bringing on your tables the original made in Italy flavor.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Ravenna with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Ravenna. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

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Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

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Reviews from travellers

Paul S.

13 April 2021

Wow, amazing tour with Silvia, it felt like we were on the tour in person. I had never heard about this beautiful part of Italy before and I will be looking for more tours here. Thanks Silvia. paul

Wendy (Cochrane) Canada ..

12 April 2021

Excellent cooking class thank you

Darla R.

12 April 2021

This was a great cooking class, thank you Silvia!! I took extensive notes as you prepared the Italian meatballs and I am confident i can now do it on my own. You broke the process down in easy steps. My family is looking forward to trying your recipe. It looks amazing! Thank you!!!!

Joseph R.

12 April 2021

Lot of fun during this cooking experience!Thanks for sharing with us your delicious recipe!

María (Ottawa) C.

12 April 2021

We’re definitely going to try these meatballs Silvia. Thank you! Your cooking classes are excellent and we highly recommend them to all.

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