December is here and so is our homemade Panforte, Torrone, Cantucci, your favourite Parmigiano Reggiano (36 month old) and much more!

 I hope to see you all at some of teh following events/markets:

From 5th to 15th December Mariella Bliss joins FLASH IN THE PAN the most beautiful pop up shop in Summertown – Oxford . Please visit this unique gem for a true local, unique Christmas shopping in 43 Oakthorbe road (Pottery, Textiles, Food, Cards, Prints, Paintings and much more…) 

Sat 7th Decmber : Christmas at Nicholsons Forestry  in North Aston 

Sun 8th and 15th December : Wolvercote Christmas Market at The White Hart Pub 

Sat 14th and 21st December : East Oxford Farmers’ Market on Cowley Road. 

Sun 15th December: Summertown Farmers’ Market TBC. 

Mon 16th December: Private Christmas shopping in Tackley 4-8pm at Gardener’s Cottage on Medcroft Road. Everyone welcome for a slice of Panettone and a last minute shopping opportunity (Pottery, Preserves, Aprons, Candles, Italian food, all from Tackley artisans)

Sat 21st December : Deddington Farmers Market


…And don’t forget, there is still time to post you a jolly cookery voucher for one of my cookery classes and get it in time for Christmas!

Choose your favourite form the Course page 


Have a lovely  festive season!






My classes are a fun way of  learning many secrets of Italian cooking. they are Ideal for small groups (minimum 1 – maximum 8) and for budding cooks at any level.  Classes can also be themed and tailored to the wishes of the students.  They can also be a birthday treat a team building exercise for company employees or simply an enjoyable way of getting better at cooking.

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An ideal opportunity for children to learn, create and have fun (and make a mess!). Our cookery classes for children are perfect for children parties or as a school holiday activity.  They can learn how to prepare a traditional dish or turn an egg and some flour in delicious pasta.

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Mariella Bliss is an authentic Italian food catering service. Traditional Italian recipes are prepared entirely by hand, with love, care and a lifetime’s worth of Italian experience with the use of carefully selected products…

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Mariella Bliss provide an authentic italian food private chef service. We can come to your home and cook a unique menu, tailored and based on the number of guests. We can plan together the size and the nature of the meal.

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Dear Mariella,  my heartfelt thanks for a simply excellent day. We learnt such a great deal about your lovely country, its people and above all its superb food. You explained everything so thoroughly, but in such a way, that it seemed all easy and fun. 

9th January 2018

Pasta Day 

WI Cookery School



“A huge thank you for all your hard work in pulling together a fabulous afternoon with the Harley-Davidson team, it goes without saying that everyone who attended your classes thoroughly enjoyed their time”

Vincenza Astone – Event & Conference Producer

Harley Davidson

 Blenheim Palace



We had a fun filled cookery session with Mariella yesterday. Such a professional and friendly lady. She certainly wasn’t expecting such a loud array of women I’m sure, but she dealt with 8 different personalities extremely well and we made some of the most delicious food I have ever tasted. Can’t recommend Mariella highly enough. If you want to learn to cook authentic Italian with a professional, funny, lovely teacher then this is the course for you

October 2017 

An Italian Meal

Honesty Cookery School