Cooking Classes

I love to talk and write about food and to cook and share it with my friends. Demonstrating in a cooking class how I cook and sharing that with others is an extension of my strong interest in Italian culture and its cuisine.

Classes are conducted in my home. My apartment features a compact, renovated kitchen so you will be in an intimate group and in a relaxed, homely and convivial environment where you will have greater opportunity to engage; use these classes to improve your knowledge, skills, cooking repertoire or to have a fun time.

All classes will be for 6-8 people and include demonstration lessons with take-home printed recipes. Where appropriate, some of the classes will be hands on.

Apart from sharing the food, you will be able to enjoy some beverages and Sicilian wine or Australian wine made with Italian varietals.

Private classes can be available and can be tailored and conducted to suit your tastes and requests. I can adapt classes according to your experiences and knowledge about Sicilian and Italian cuisine. They can be held either during the day, with the option to include a visit to the market or be an evening event.

You could book a class with a group of friends, family or for team building with colleagues or this could be an opportunity to meet others who share a similar love for Sicilian and Italian food.

See Cooking Classes 2015 for suggestions. If you are interested please contact me for details.

Phone: 03 9642 0091 Mob: 0407 661 296


Past Cooking Classes

  • Mercato – Campbelltown (Adelaide), South Australia

Small Fishy Bites: a selection of recipes from the book

Saturday morning Cooking Class: Quick and Easy dishes

 Friday evening Cooking Class and Sicilian Seafood Cooking: a selection of recipes from the book


  • Cooking demonstration at the Adelaide Showground Farmers Market

Braciolini or Involtini di Pesce – Small Fish Braciole Stuffed with Herbs, Cooking Demonstration at the Adelaide Showground Farmers Market


  • La Trobe University, Melbourne

La Trobe in the City – Ancient Mediterranean Lecture Series and recipe for BACCALA` IN BIANCO

Marisa discusses polenta spoons

La Trobe in the City – Ancient Mediterranean Lecture Series, FOOD AND CULTURE IN SICILY: MENU FOR EASTER COOKERY WORKSHOP

La Trobe University Food and Culture in Sicily


La Trobe University- Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Conference: South Italy, Sicily and the Mediterranean at COASIT



Saturday, 20 September 2014: Waratah Hills Vineyard, CULINARY JEWELS OF SICILYA Spring event

Judy and Marisa talking food Marisa talks to the group 




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Special emphasis on Sicilian recipes within Italian regional cuisine in an Australian context