My newest cookbook!


The Easy Italian Cookbook is available from Parnassus Books, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon 

Here’s a few peeks from inside the book! (And book description below.)

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The art of Italian cuisine made easy―100 simple, authentic recipes

Fragrant basil, melty mozzarella, sun-ripened tomatoes, savory garlic―Italian cooking is all about selecting simple, high-quality ingredients that combine to create punches of complex flavor. The Easy Italian Cookbook is everything Italian cookbooks should be, with 100 mouthwatering, easy-to-make recipes that use fresh, everyday ingredients you can find at most grocery stores.

From appetizers to pastas, pizzas, meats, and sweets, this standout among Italian cookbooks has a quick, simple Italian recipe for everyone. You’ll find a number of weeknight-friendly recipes, as well as one-pot meals, vegetarian and vegan dishes, and gluten-free recipes the whole family can enjoy. Mangiamo!

All Italian cookbooks should include:

  • Pairing suggestions―This book goes beyond other Italian cookbooks to offer pairing suggestions for recipes with flavors that complement each other deliciously, like drinking an Aperol Spritz while munching on Clams Oreganata.
  • Italian essentials―Learn about Italian kitchen staples to have on hand, including anchovies, espresso, extra-virgin olive oil, and more.
  • Time-saving tips―Unlike other Italian cookbooks, this one gives you helpful pointers for saving time on many of the recipes, like making certain things in advance or using a stand mixer to knead dough.

If you’ve been looking for Italian cookbooks that offer tasty recipes that are fast and easy, look no further―The Easy Italian Cookbook is your new favorite kitchen companion.



My first cookbook: “Italian Cooking Party” is now out of print!

It captures the spirit and excitement of my Nashville Italian cooking parties. Over 100 authentic Italian recipes to cook at home and inspire your own Italian cooking parties. With hints on how to stock your Italian kitchen, recipes for each course of the Italian table, menu suggestions, how to linger at the table Italian-style, plus taking it on the road to Italy. 


Alimentum Books

8 x 10

178 pages

Available at Amazon

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Paulette Licitra, PO Box 210028, Nashville, TN 37221

$30 per book plus $5 shipping