www.marissa.co Marissa

About Me

I have been fortunate enough to have a portfolio of careers, ranging from opening a 200 seater restaurant at the age of 21, working in the City of London for the oldest Investment Trust in the world, to working alongside my husband (Jason) for over 20 years in a variety of entrepreneurial pursuits, ranging from Consulting to the Fund Management World, to various undertakings in the Property field. I am a mum to two young adults.

I would love for you to join me, whilst I share my eclectic world.  No two days are the same, but all include the need to juggle parenting, work and cooking an evening meal.

My travels to far-flung places are all via my table, visits to farmers markets and little obscure shops that sell exotic ingredients from all over the world.

I hope you will enjoy reading what I post, trying recipes and sharing my ideas with your friends and family.

Without you as company, my journey would be less the richer.

Welcome to my world.

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  1. Maria Avraamides

    Lovely, page Marissa. You were always a skillful and talented person in the kitchen.
    Your passion for food and presentation thereof has always fascinated me.
    You go beyond the norms to explore and extend your knowledge to share with others.
    Wishing you every success.
    Warmest regards from South Africa. Maria Avraamides.

    • Marissa

      Hi Maria
      Thank you so much for your lovely comments. What a fab way to start my week.
      I appreciate your feedback and support, it means a lot.
      Kind regards and many thanks
      Marissa

  2. Kingsley Barraclough

    Hi Marissa,
    Is it you I met in Waitrose Paddock Wd this evening ? I thought you’d be interested to know the BBC Farming Awards will be on sunday, R4 at 12.30
    Might do a potjikos. Kind regards, Kingsley

    • Marissa

      Hi Kingsley, yes it’s me! Lovely to have had a chat to you. Thanks for the information, I was with friends on Sunday, I’ll have to seek out the recording, I do love Radio 4. Any other foodie tip, please do forward them on. Thank you for finding my blog and I do hope you enjoy my posts. Kind regards Marissa

  3. Anne Gordon

    Dear Marissa,

    I wanted to thank you for all your wonderful posts yesterday on Facebook. As you know I, like you, have children home on study leave at the moment and your lunch ideas are so much appreciated. I made a carrot and coriander soup today – recipe by a slightly better known cook 😉 – and my daughter said can we have Marissa’s Spiced Parsnip next time! I should have know she’d prefer yours. Such an inspiration – keep up the good work for us all x

    • Marissa

      Hi Anne I’m beaming and tell your daughter she has the biggest hug coming her way! Thank you for making my recipes and boasting my ego, you are truly the best! Have a wonderful day and I am so glad my Facebook posts will help you cater for your children while they are in study leave. I’m so happy you are enjoying what I post and I could get them up without your proofing, I’m honoured to have you onboard. Kind regards Marissa

  4. Janine B

    What an inspirational, fantastic and incredible lady you are. Your ideas on your blog are just amazing, and when I came on here today, it just bought the biggest smile to my face! Keep up the spectacular blogging!


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