FRANCINE SEGAN, noted public speaker and food historian, is the author of six books including Opera Loverís Cookbook, nominated for both James Beard and IACP awards.

Her many TV appearances include Today Show, Early Show, and Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood and she has been featured on numerous specials for PBS, the Food Network and the History, Sundance and Discovery channels.

Francine delivers talks on a wide range of lively topics for hundreds of prestigious organizations such as the Smithsonian Museum, Princeton University's Institute for Advanced Study and New York Times Travel Show. She is a popular speaker who addresses large audiences at various Town Halls and Womenís Clubs across the country.

She recently moderated a panel for the Tribecca Film Festival on food in film with Isabella Rosellini and Stanley Tucci and gave a talk on Food in Film for the Florida Film Festival.

Francine writes extensively on Italian food, wine and travel for various magazines including La Cucina Italiana. She recently translated books on Italian espresso and Nutella for Giunti, Italy's largest privately held publisher. She co-edited Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Superbowl, a two-volume encyclopedia that was a Gourmand World Award finalist and also contributed the chapter on Ruth Reichl for the book Icons Of American Cooking. Francine is on the Advisory Board of the International Culinary Center and teaches cooking classes in venues across the country including Eataly and the Institute of Culinary Education and was one of the judges for the 2013-14 Pesto World Championship Competition.

Francine is frequently quoted as a food expert for papers such as Wall Street Journal, Scientific American USA Today, New York Times, L.A. Times, and Chicago Tribune. Her books and lively talks have been written about extensively in newspapers around the country including the New York Times, and many magazines including Vogue and Fine Cooking.

"Francine feeds her readers well---stomach and soul. She has a way of making me want to sing for my supper!

Rachael Ray

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