Paulette Licitra cooks, writes, sings, and paints. She completed her professional culinary studies at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in NYC and cooked in Mario Batali’s restaurant Lupa. Paulette has traveled extensively in Italy for culinary research, and studied with home cooks in Lazio, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Lombardia, Campania, and the Veneto. She teaches Italian cooking classes in Nashville TN and cooks weekly on Channel 4 WSMV’s More at Midday. She is the publisher of the literary food journal Alimentum, and performs music in the band Duette with Duane Spencer.