Ms. Segan specializes in writing about Italy and Italian food and wine. In December 2009 she was named USA “ambassador” for Italian sweets by Associazione Industrie Dolciarie Italiane (AIDI), Italy’s national association of industrial confectioners. Her most recent book on Italian desserts entitled DOLCI: ITALY’S SWEETS, was published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang in 2011.
She is also the author of five cookbooks including Shakespeare’s Kitchen (Random House, ’03) and Opera Lover’s Cookbook (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, ’06), which was a finalist for both James Beard and IACP awards. She co-edited Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl, which was a 2010 finalist for the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award given each year in Paris.
Ms. Segan has appeared frequently on national TV on programs such as the Today Show, CBS The Early Show, and Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. In addition, she is a regular guest on Martha Stewart Living radio. She has also appeared on the History and Discovery Channels and the Food Network with several specials for PBS, including two on chocolate. She is frequently quoted as a food expert in newspapers such as Wall Street Journal, USA Today and The New York Times. For additional information, please visit www.francinesegan.com