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Food culture & olive oil tourism in mallorca


 

Specializing in culinary experiences with a cultural twist
to enjoy Mallorcan foods like locals do.

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Food culture & olive oil tourism in mallorca


 

Specializing in culinary experiences with a cultural twist
to enjoy Mallorcan foods like locals do.

I am a native Mallorcan and I love to share my passion for the unique foods and culture of my island.
I cook, plan and organize menus, events, itineraries and activities to introduce you to the cultural and culinary heritage of Mallorca.  
Join me in the Tramuntana for private olive oil tastings, themed dinners, workshops and events
for groups and incentives.

 
 

WELCOME TO MY CULINARY
ISLAND!

 

I WILL BE CO HOSTING THE FIRST ESPAÑOLITA TRIP IN MALLORCA THIS FALL. JOIN US FOR An UNFORGETTABLE WEEK OF MEDITERRANEAN CULINARY TREATS AND LOCAL EXPERIENCES. Visit www.espanolita.net and get inspired!!

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Genuine Mallorcan Food Culture


Genuine Mallorcan Food Culture


 

One of the best ways to capture the essence of a place, to understand and to share the lifestyle of its inhabitants, is through its gastronomy. I truly believe that eating is a cultural experience. 

Deborah's Culinary Island opens the doors to the culinary landscape of Mallorca, offering you the chance to experience first hand our marvelous local products, our typical dishes, our complex culinary identity and all in all, our truly mediterranean flavour.  

One the Menu we have dinners, itineraries, activities and seasonal workshops, to discover the most genuine Mallorcan gastronomy while tasting and enjoying our local specialities.

Cooking course Mallorca. Paella show cooking Mallorca
 

HOME FOOD COOKING

 
 
We ate seven dinners cooked by Deborah in the course of two weeks. She produced a delightful set of variations on a range of Mallorcan cuisine. She’s a highly accomplished and knowledgeable cook and a delightful presence.
— Ian McEwan, author.
 

As a private chef I can move to any place in the island and prepare for you a traditional seasonal Mallorcan cuisine menu for a special evening or for a couple of days during your holidays. 

I have learned the recipes from my beloved grandmother and father, and in the homes of many other great people that I have met on my path. For me, cooking is above all an emotion: the desire to share with and take care of the people I love. 

If you plan to eat out for dinner or lunch, I will be happy to share with you and help you with the booking of my favorite restaurants on the island. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information and prices. 

 
 
cooking experience in mallorca
 
 

+34 664 498 188

 

culinary guide

 
 

The perfect combination is to eat and to discover. For a truly unique culinary experience in Mallorca, I offer adventures that combine culinary joys and pleasures with the exploration of new cultural and human environments. 

My culinary experiences are tailored to your tastes and preferences. You can get to know the fascinating world of olive oil, learn the basics of Mallorcan cookery, discover the finest Mallorcan wines and enjoy the best of our local foods and organic products. 

Experiences in English, German & French
 
 
 
 

 

PALMA FOOD trail

 

Eating in Mallorca, as in the rest of Spain, continues to be not just an occasion to enjoy delicious foods, but also a social and cultural experience in itself. “El tapeo” is based on three simple premises: eat well, drink well and enjoy yourself with your friends. We will stroll through the streets of Palma and discover this typical Spanish way of eating. A one-off chance to delve into the atmospheres of a number of carefully selected establishments, each offering their particular specialties.

Available in English, German & French

 

 FEEL LIKE COMING ALONG WITH ME?

+ 34 664498188



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Olive Oil Sessions


My experiences are designed to share the culture and taste of this wonderful Mediterranean food.

Olive Oil Sessions


My experiences are designed to share the culture and taste of this wonderful Mediterranean food.

PRIVATE OLIVE OIL TASTING

 

Virgin Olive Oil is a living food. Like wine, its richness and complexity make it a product worthy of being known, recognized, and above all, enjoyed. Come and acquire the basic knowledge to evaluate and appreciate olive oils for your personal consumption. I provide a hedonistic approach to the tasting for you to discover new sensations. 

 

Because It's all about pleasure! 

 

Available in English, German & French

Cooking experience

+34 664 498 188

 

olive oil cooking & PAMBOLIADA

 
Cooking course mallorca
Private food tours

The Olive Oil Cooking is a cooking experience that I offer as a private chef for you to discover its multiple uses in the Mallorcan and Mediterranean table. Summer soups, home made infused olive oils, marinades, sauces and dressings, used in desserts and sweet elaborations....

The Pamboliada, is an authentic, simple and delicious Mallorcan meal that allow us to explore our best local produces: selection of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, peasant bread, artisan cheese, ramallet tomatoes, salts, typical cold meats, olives, pickles and of course, Mallorcan wines. 

Wether cold or in warm dishes, Olive oil always gives shape, aroma and taste and works out in infinite food combinations. A unique ingredient that is worth knowing better! 

Available in English, German & French

 


THE WORLD OF OLIVE OIL

 

VISIT AN ANCIENT OLIVE OIL PRESS

The cultivation of olives and the production of olive oil are the backbone of the island ́s history and became the foundation of its gastronomic wealth. For centuries olive oil has been the motor of the island ́s economy and life. The infinite olive terraces in the Tramuntana Mountain Range reflect the extraordinary importance of these groves.

A visit to a Mallorcan country estate, with its old mountains olive groves and ancient olive oil press will give you a great understanding of the history and culture of this unique Mediterranean food. The visit is completed with an hedonistic tasting of local olive oils. 

Available in English, German & French

 
 Emblematic gastronomic places of mallorca

Emblematic gastronomic places of mallorca

+34 664 498 188

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Deborah Piña Zitrone


 

 

Deborah Piña Zitrone


 

 

 
Mallorcan cooking course. Deborah Culinary Island

about me

Mallorcan by birth, with a French mother, I have a passion for gastronomy, cookery, olive oil and traveling. I speak five languages: Spanish, French, Catalan, English and German. 

Widely travelled and educated in various fields I am qualified in Sociology and Law. I have practiced as a lawyer and have worked as a journalist on country-branding development projects in Mexico, Mongolia and Sierra Leone.

Now I am concentrating on gastronomy and communication, working as a private chef and culinary guide. I plan and organize events, itineraries, activities and menus designed to introduce people to the cultural and culinary heritage of Mallorca. 


CULINARY COMMUNICATION

From September 2011-2013, I have been presenting “Es Rebost”-“The Pantry”-, the traditional Balearic gastronomy section of the IB3 TV programe “Uep! Com anam?”. There, I elaborated Mallorcan typical recipes and local remedies. For two years I did a lovely "kitchen trip" visiting the homes of  Mallorcan people, who invited me to share with others their family culinary knowledge. 

I have also collaborated as Journalist, Presenter and Interpreter on the set of the German TV series "Gernstl Unterwegs" a documentary about Majorcan cuisine and culture produced by Megaherz for the Bavarian Television. 

As a freelancer in the culinary communication sector, I have taken part in different projects: event production, restaurant PP.RR, taste workshops for kids and written articles for specialised media.  

private culinary tours
 
 

olive oil

Olive oil is the place where my major interests meet: history, anthropology, gastronomy, cooking, health & nutrition...and a dash of spirituality. 

Because of my genuine passion for this unique and sacred Mediterranean food, I have specialised in Olive Oil and Olive Oil Tourism.

I have trained as an Extra Virgin Oil Sommelier in the European School of Tasting and also as a Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil Expert in the Spanish School of Tasting, both in Madrid.

In 2011 I also got the Culinary Travel Professional Certification from the International Culinary Tourism Association.

 

 


TRAVEL

I am passionate about travel. In my opinion, food is a universal language and every culture expresses herself through her culinary rituals and habits. Understanding how people is connected to food in a precise community gives you a unique approach to their lifestyle and their perception of the world. 

From my own experience traveling seeking for unique food adventures, I know that people these days are becoming more demanding and looking for genuine experiences, outside the conventional tourist scenes.

And these is exactly my aim: to disclose Mallorca's culinary traditions, the way we cook, eat, and above all, celebrate food. 

  I had a blast cooking tamales for new years eve with Lancandon indigenous women in Chiapas - Mexico.

I had a blast cooking tamales for new years eve with Lancandon indigenous women in Chiapas - Mexico.


In the MEDIA

Deborah Piña Traditional Mallorcan product tasting
She is what I like to call a true Brand Ambassador for the island, specializing in preserving the traditions around gastronomy and agriculture.
— Luxury Tastemaker

A wonderful event and a unique experience which not only brought people together but also encouraged all participants to get in touch with the authentic Mallorcan nature.
— ABC Mallorca