Jessica A. Scott

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Milan, Italy
University Of Louisville
Italian Food And Culture, Southern Cooking, Sweets And Desserts
  • Jessica's first travel book, How to Be an American in Italy, is a bestseller on Amazon.
  • She has traveled to almost every region in Italy, sampling the food and honing her pasta-making skills.
  • She has never met a dessert she didn't like and spends her free time trying out every cookie, cake, and brownie recipe she can find.


Jessica Scott grew up with Southern comfort food in Kentucky but also quickly embraced Italy's delectable food and culture when she moved there in 2020. In addition to being a foodie all her life, she has also been a writer, novelist, and editor for over 15 years. Her bestselling travel book and its accompanying blog have been helping expats and travelers from the U.S. learn how to eat like an Italian and fit in in Italy since 2020.


Jessica has bachelor's degrees in English and humanities from the University of Louisville. She is also a certified English as a foreign language (EFL) instructor.
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