Francine Segan, noted food historian and cookbook author, nominated for the James Beard and IACD awards, shares recipes from her cookbook “Dolci: Italy’s Sweets” and her new cookbook, "Pasta Modern". She is frequently quoted as a food expert for publications including Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, L.A. Times, and Chicago Tribune.
Francine Segan, noted food historian, is the author of four cookbooks including Shakespeare’s Kitchen and Opera Lover’s Cookbook, nominated for both James Beard and IACP awards. She co-edited Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Superbowl, a 2-volume encyclopedia that was a finalist for the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award. Her fifth book Dolci: Italy’s Sweets will be out in the fall 2011.
Ms. Segan is frequently quoted as a food expert for papers such as Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, L.A. Times, and Chicago Tribune. She is a regular contributor to several newspapers and magazines, including Food Arts, Gastronomica, and Berkshire Living.
In December 2009 Dolce Italia, Italy’s National Association of Confectioners (AIDI), named Ms. Segan the USA Ambassador for Italian sweets. She visits and writes often on Italian food, wine and travel for both American and Italian publications.
Her many TV appearances include Today Show, Early Show, and Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. In addition she has been featured on many specials for the History and Discovery channels and the Food Network. Ms. Segan is a frequent radio guest and a regular on Martha Stewart Living radio.
Ms. Segan lectures across the country for organizations such as the Smithsonian Museum, the Virginia Fine Arts Museum, Abigail Adams Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum, and Museum of Natural History. She recently moderated a panel for the Tribecca Film Festival on food in film with Isabella Rosellini and Stanley Tucci.