About Us /
Qui Sommes-Nous?

Marie Nicoletti grew up in a small town in the heart of the French Alps in a bilingual French and Italian family setting. She began her culinary apprenticeship when she was 8 years old, in an amazing after-school program that focused on activities such as cooking, sewing, and home decorating. She later attended a private school that promoted responsibility by teaching cooking classes and proper nutrition, as well as economics. She began working as a private chef when she was 16 over summer break and kept doing so through college and fashion school. While in fashion school she started a cooking club with fellow students and friends that gathered on a regular basis, the goal of which was to impress each other with daring culinary exploits.

During all these years she regularly traveled to Italy, her favorite destination.

Beginning with the first cooking class she ever took, Marie has collected hundreds of recipes, and is currently assembling her favorites into a bilingual kid's cookbook.

After graduating from fashion school in Paris, Marie entered the house of fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto as the brand manager in Italy. Her passion for cooking didn't stop, though, as she regularly catered exquisite dinners exploring classic French cuisine.

After Paris, Marie moved to Boulder, where she lived for 14 years and started The Language of Food in December 2000. She recently spent 3 years in Paris exploring food trends. The Language of Food continues to share its passion of French cooking, language and culture through teaching children in Colorado.