No one knows how to cook than a certain generation of ladies who have had experience at the stove, in the garden and at the market for decades. The Brigata di Cucina Mandrarossa is formed of a group of truly passionate, rural Sicilian home cooks who are striving to keep their traditions alive (and pair them with beautiful local wines!).This culinary group is made up of 25 ladies from Menfi, who range in age from 40 to more than 80. They are all still quick on their feet and in touch with traditional flavors that are handed down from family to family. Their mission is to preserve traditional Sicilian dishes, and cooking methods, that might otherwise disappear. They host dinners at the winery and also give in-depth cooking classes. Their magical fish- and vegetable-rich traditional dishes bring the land and its bounty to life in your mouth. The local almond – and pistachio – focused desserts go beautifully with Mandrarossa’s dessert wines.