About Michele


Michele Scicolone

For a long time friends would ask me, when is your next trip to Italy?  Now they know better and simply say, are you just arriving or just leaving?  Ever since our honeymoon more than 40 years ago, my husband, wine expert Charles Scicolone and I have travelled to Italy several times a year, either to visit winemakers, research my books and articles, with groups on culinary tours, or simply to explore and enjoy.

As long as there is Italy, why go anywhere else?”

Michele Scicolone                                         A Fresh Taste of Italy

Cookbooks in Print

The Italian Vegetable Cookbook:  200 Favorite Recipes for Antipasti, Soups, Pasta, Main Dishes, and Desserts published March 2014

The Mediterranean Slow Cooker published January 2013

The French Slow Cooker published January 2012

The Italian Slow Cooker published January 2010

The Bistro Laurent Tourondel Cookbook (with Laurent Tourondel)

1,000 Italian Recipes

The Sopranos Family Cookbook (with Allen Rucker)

Entertaining with the Sopranos (with Allen Rucker)

Essentials of Italian Cooking

Mastering Pasta and Noodles

Savoring Italy

Italian Holiday Cooking

Pizza Anyway You Slice It! (with Charles Scicolone)

Italian Holiday Cooking

A Fresh Taste of Italy

La Dolce Vita

The Antipasto Table


Culinary Tours

Michele hosts small group culinary tours and cruises.

Articles Published in Magazines and Newspapers

Prevention, Cooking Pleasures,  Gourmet, Bon Appetit, The Wine Spectator,  The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Food & Wine, Family Fun, Redbook, Food Arts, and many others.

Cooking School Classes

Michele teaches cooking, wine tasting (with her husband Charles Scicolone) and food styling classes at schools around the country and for private groups.  Eataly, The New School Culinary Center, The Institute for Culinary Education (ICE), De Gustibus at Macy’s, Cooking by the Book, Sur La Table, Draeger’s, Ramekins, The James Beard Foundation, Kings Cooking Studios, Adventures in Cooking and others.


Lectures, Spokesperson, Television Appearances and Corporate Events

Michele has lectured and appeared on panels at The Smithsonian Institute, Hofstra University, The Brooklyn Public Library, New York City Technical College, 92nd Street Y, The Greenbriar Writers Conference, and Henderson State University.

Michele has been a spokesperson for the Italian Trade Commission and the Williams Sonoma Mastering Cookbook Series.

Television appearances include Cooking Live with Sara Moulton, Good Morning America, The CBS Morning Show, The Main Ingredient with Bobby Flay, Ciao, Italia with Mary Ann Esposito, Emeril Live, Real Simple and many others.

Restaurant Consultant

Michele has been a menu consultant for restaurants in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Phoenix, Arizona.

Recipe Development

Amore Brands, The Italian Confectionary Institute, and Welch’s are some of the corporations for whom Michele has developed recipes for public relations and advertising purposes.



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