About me

Ciao! My name is Marina, welcome to Pasta Journey!


In Italy, making pasta together is a Sunday tradition. We cook together and express our love for family and friends through food. My pasta journey began at four years of age in my Grandmother Benedetta’s kitchen in Sicily, where she taught me to craft my first handmade tagliatelle. I love to teach and can’t wait to share my family recipes with you.


Prior to arriving in Australia, I Iived in Bologna, the Italian capital of pasta making. There I learnt how to master different flours and to blend them properly with eggs or water.

Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong have also be my home. During my time abroad, I would regularly prepare Italian food to remain connected to my heritage and family back home.

When living in Taipei, I also founded the successful in-home cooking school “Ginger Kitchen”.

Pasta making classes


When I am not making pasta, I love to host and connect with people through workshops and cooking classes.

My classes are very intimate and can be online or in-person. I host them from my kitchen in Moonee Ponds. While we cook together I will guide you step by step and at the end of the class we will enjoy a healthy home style meal together, virtually or around the same table.

No matter where we live in the world, food is so much more than just eating. It continues tradition, connects to others, it’s passionate and nourishes the soul.

It is taking care of our families by offering them a slow cooked home style meal, and enjoying it all together around a beautiful set table.