I love cooking, since I was a young girl, in my mother’s footsteps, who had always understood the potential of cookery in terms of socialization, in every city where we went to live. From the Cinque Terre, to Naples with a ‘diversion’ to London and now in Rome, I love cooking for friends following the principle that ‘inviting someone to dinner means being in charge of his happiness until he stays under your roof.’
As an architect, I also think that creativity and beauty are important and the table is a place where we can express them, it’s an oasis of harmony and sharing where, since ancient times, even the destinies of whole nations have been decided. Compared to elaborate recipies, I prefer semplicity and I think that quality, such as organic products and seasonal is essential for a good dish. I consequently chose recipes known but more tasteful, whose ingredients recall the Autumn colors, such as pumpkin, queen of this season.
I attended a cooking class at Marina’s house with my boyfriend.
It was as if we were in a friend’s house!
Marina was a really good cooking teacher and she also suggested many places to see in Rome and in Italy, helping us making our journey memorable. Thanks Marina
I booked a cooking lesson with Marina with my husband and nephew as part of a week-long visit to Rome. Marina is a fantastic teacher and welcoming host. She was very patient and encouraging with my 15 year-old nephew, who does not cook, and the recipes were easy enough to follow that he says he will try them at home. We all enjoyed the dining experience, as well – Marina made us feel like old friends at her dinner table and the evening was a fantastic change from eating at a restaurant. Marina is passionate about the quality of the ingredients she uses and wants visitors to Rome to eat authentic Italian food. I hope that someday I will return to Rome for another lesson with Marina, it was a memorable and thoroughly enjoyable evening.